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Season’s First Snow

4 Dec

Overnight we had our first real snow.  It was beautiful.





The goats went out to pasture for a while, but I did give them hay this evening.

I’m sharing today with Tom’s Barn Collective.

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

Planting Pumpkins

2 Jun

Yesterday we planted pumpkins.  That sounds like the whole story, but it’s never that easy.


I got back from my walk in the pasture and found a message from my nephew asking if it was dry enough to plant.  (This part of the story is my excuse for sharing this fence and meadowlark shot.)


Well, you can’t tell we had an inch of rain the day before, so it was quite dry.


The nephew came out after getting the planter from the same guy we borrowed from last year.  He had to do some work on it, but he eventually arrived.  Every time we tried testing it, the seeds were breaking.


We kept trying, and it did seem to get better, but we weren’t sure. We planted and then tried to find them in the ground.  We couldn’t .  We kept planting and playing and trying.  When we put the leftover seeds in the packets, we decided it really hadn’t planted anything.


Last night, he asked his dad, and they looked at it together this morning.  They eventually took it apart and found an acorn down in the workings.  That would explain a lot.


We planted again this morning, and we think it actually planted!  We think.


If not, we do have a plan B.  Sort of. The pumpkins that didn’t get sold last year are giving us a huge patch again.  We thought the spray we used on the field before planting corn would have prevented them from growing.  But it didn’t.

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Now we get to wait and hope the ones we planted do grow and try to figure out how to get rid of the ones up north.  And, yes, I did pick up the junk while I was there.  Except the six foot metal bar.  I had to call for help to get that picked up.

I do hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing with Good Fences, Skywatch Friday and later in the week, the Barn Collective.

Scavenger Hunt Open House

23 Apr

My town is an amazing small town!

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Not only do I love that you have a farm just inside the city limits (or more than one), but they are super supportive of my farm just south of the town.


I do appreciate all of their support, and I hope they like the products and services that I provide.

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Last weekend, I started milking half of Clover. Really.  She lost her buckling, and her doe will still only suck from one side, so I’m milking the other one out.  She’s figured out this is the entrance to the new milk room.


In these two glass jars is one day’s worth of milking one side of her out.  I think that’s pretty good!


I am using this milk to make homemade goat’s milk lotion (and freezing some for more soap) to sell.

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I’m really excited about making lotion, and I’ll have more new items coming to my soap room.  I’m going to do another open farm this coming Saturday.

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Hopefully, I stay healthy and feel like it’s a good idea to promote it a bit more this time.  Hopefully, I can do this every weekend once I’m done teaching for the summer.

If you want, there’s still time to join in Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday (items in bold), Weekend Reflections, and The Barn Collective.