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Odds and Ends

23 Oct

It’s that time of year when I just don’t have time to blog (and take pictures) every day, so I’m doing almost all of my blog posts on the weekend.  That means I get behind in what’s going on.  Today, I’m just sharing a few odds and ends.

Friday, I gathered seven eggs from the chickens.  I have nine hens and nugget, but the two old hens don’t lay eggs anymore.  This is the variety I get from the hens.

Love all those colors!

My dad came out last week, and he put the new roof on the well house.  That’s a good job done.

Now I just need to re-paint the whole thing.  Sometime.  I don’t know when.

The buffer strip around my corn field got mowed again.

This will be the last batch of hay for the year.

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Done and To Do

21 May

It’s been such a flurry of activity this last week or so that I thought I’d just try to catch everything up.  After I sold the girls Saturday, that let me move the bucks back onto the front pasture.  That’s a good thing because their little paddock was getting eaten down.  Now they have plenty of green grass.

Fionn and Xerxes

Although I still need to get the hill planted with grass.

My corn was planted on Friday. It’s been a rush to get everything planted this year because of the late finish to winter.

The pasture is growing well.

My mom is coming to let the goats out each day because we haven’t had a chance to get a fence put up around Dead Tree Hill to try and keep thm safe from coyotes.  That’s still on the agenda for this summer.

Of course, it’s soon going to be time to make hay.

Haley

And then June babies are coming.  It’s always busy on the farm.

Walking the Perimeter

4 Dec

Yesterday, I had to go up to the north shed for a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the unusually warm weather before we return to winter tomorrow.

I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm on my way back to the house.

I have to say, I love this old oak tree even if it is kind of in the middle of my cropland.  I really miss the one that fell several years ago.

On the back side, I got to see one blue jay.  Like I said the other day, there aren’t many birds out and about right now.

I hardly ever walk on this side of the field, so it was kind of nice to see the house and barn from this side.

By the time I got into the Back Forty, I was starting to wonder if it was a good idea to be walking out there.  Based on all the shooting, I’m guessing it was the opening of deer season.  Luckily, the stand just south of my farm was empty, and I didn’t get shot.

Sadly, I’m guessing this might be my last walk around the pasture for a while.