Today at the Pumpkin Patch

22 Oct

We had perfect weather for the pumpkin patch today.









Tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice!  It’s hard to believe we’re getting close to the end of October.

Friday’s Hunt v2.17

21 Oct

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with R, Week’s Favorite, and black and/or orange.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with Q:  You have to be quick and quiet to photograph some of the critters out in pasture.  I was lucky enough to find a red-bellied woodpecker and a squirrel close together.  Sorry for the bad quality, but they are too quick for me to get a good shot.


Week’s Favorite:  I have to say, introducing Llenny and the lladies was my favorite.  I finally let Maybeline and Odie out with the rest of the herd last night, and it didn’t take long for them to meet.  Here, Llenny’s singing his deep, throaty love songs.  That’s what will cause the girls to ovulate.  Here’s he’s just hanging on Odie and singing, but hopefully we’ll have crias in about a year.


Llenny hanging on Odie

fall/spring:  I love this time of year.  It makes me wish I had more trees that got brilliant fall colors.  Most of mine just turn brown.

Llenny hanging on Odie

I still think the farm is beautiful this time of year, even if the colors are more muted.


Now it’s your turn!

Losing Bits and Parts

20 Oct

If you remember, I had my little bucks banded to castrate them.  Typically, it’s safe, easy, and not likely to have complications.  They all looked like this as things were dying and drying up.

Red nursing Harley

Red nursing Harley

A couple of days ago, I noticed that my first little boy was completely free of his extra parts.  That’s how it usually happens.  They just fall off.



Well, Tuesday ended up being a bit unusual.  It started with me finally making my phone call to the vet to get an appointment for my little Bob cat.  He had been in another fight and I knew he had torn a claw.  It wasn’t getting better.  The vet pulled the claw off and gave him an antibiotic shot.



That evening, while I was walking in pasture, I took a picture of Red.  I thought I saw wet on his dried up parts.  Well, the skin had come down and revealed he still had living tissue.  Now about three inches was exposed.  I called the vet.  He sutured things and removed what was left of the scrotum.  The vet said he’d never seen anything like that either, so I did feel better.


After the vet’s visit, Red is all better now, but I never want to have to see any of my babies go through that again.  Poor boy.

For the record, I love and appreciate my vets, but I’d like to go a week or lots more before I have to call them again.  I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.