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Crop Check

11 Jun

While I was out in pasture to make sure Caroline was staying with the herd (and play with her),

Sweet Caroline

I got distracted by a bird on the fence.

That made me notice how tall the grass was.  I decided to go over the fence and see how the soybeans were doing.  They are up and growing well.

I also noticed that the alfalfa was blooming and really past the peak for making into hay.  The nephew has been very busy with planting and making hay.

Today, when I went out to check my pregnant girls (yes, that’s all I do), I saw a different sight.

They mowed!  I followed the waterway, and I caught up to them just as they were finishing mowing up north.

There’s nothing as pretty as hay fields.

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

A Slight Predicament

29 Apr

I think it was Thursday when I got home from work that I decided I was going to go for a pasture walk before I did anything else.  I was glad I did because I had barely reached the top of the first hill and taken a picture of the llamas when I heard someone yelling.  It was a kid stuck.

Odie and Maybeline

I took off in the direction the noise was coming from and ran as long as I could and then I jogged.  I’m really getting too old for this stuff.


I expected to see Red when I popped over the hill, but it wasn’t.  It was Princess.  I know she’s not looking too happy that I stopped to take her picture, but I was seriously huffing and puffing out of breath, and it was just a couple of pictures.

Luckily, she wasn’t too bad to get unstuck, and she took off.  She didn’t even pause to say thank you.

She just hurried to rejoin the rest of the herd that had made it back to the barnyard by then.

I do love a happy ending.

Spring Cleaning

8 Apr

I’m glad we are finally getting some good weather for the weekend because I have a lot of farm spring cleaning to do.  To start, I had to get some gas for the Ranger.  Unfortunately, even once I put gas in it, it didn’t start.  I hooked it to the battery charger for a half an hour, and we’re good to go!

I had walked the fences the other day.

Odie and Maybeline

I found a place where the goats could just walk under it.  I can’t believe that I still find these places after so many years, but I do.

I’ll have to see if I can get my dad to help me with the branch on the fence.

Then there’s this.  I actually had some goats get out the other day.  I’m grateful for my neighbor who put them in since I was at work.

I talked to my nephew about driving some wooden posts really deep to give me something to attach my panel to.  I think that’s why it fell–just too much grass pulled it down with the weight.

Until he gets the backhoe back home from a tiling job, my snow fence hobbling will have to hold them.