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July at Eden Hills

24 Jul

This is the time of year that things should be at their laziest.  The days are made for basking in the sun and enjoying life.

Litha May Street

Litha May Street

Pebbles Sue Street

Pebbles Sue Street

Of course, this is the time of year that affords time to do a thorough cleaning of the barns.

Sallie Blackboer

Sallie Blackboer

The kids like having the tractor and manure spreader as a kind of personal jungle gym.

goat kid on case tractor

I don’t know why the tire is so comfortable, but there’s always a kid lounging in there.

Squiggy van de Yell

Squiggy van de Yell

Maxine’s calf is also getting big and strong.  The little stinker wouldn’t let me touch him yesterday.  Obviously his mother is teaching him her snooty bovine way.

Firecracker Joe

Firecracker Joe

It’s also the time of year we start thinking about sweet corn.

corn fields

Sadly, we’ll be lucky to have any by September.  That’s our sweet corn in front and then the popcorn.  In the back, is field corn.  Granted it gets taller than my corn, but the weather really put the sweet corn and popcorn behind schedule.  Hopefully, we’ll have a late harvest.

Our recent rain has done wonders for my beans and the alfalfa buffer strip.  My nephew is probably going to bale hay again next week on the buffer strip.


This weekend is also the weekend for my small town’s annual celebration.  The weather is supposed to be picture perfect!

water tower

I’ve been busy canning jams, and I still have a ton of baking to do.

Rhodes Days

July might be a time for the goats to lounge around, but we humans are still busy.

I’m sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter this week is J.  I’m also sharing with Tuesday Muse, Thursday Favorite Things, and Rurality Blog Hop.


14 Nov

If you know goats at all, you know there is one thing they absolutely love~eating!  They are positively zealots about their hay right now.  They have been spending long days browsing and trying to get enough to eat.

Now I’m giving them hay.  They get to just stand around and eat.


and eat

Myson and Bud

Pebbles and Minnie

and eat.

I’m in danger of being run over when they see me bring out the hay.

Lily, Helen and Jelly

They are making pigs of themselves right now.


They truly love their hay.  I’m very grateful that we had a good harvest of hay despite the drought.

This week’s Alphabe-Thursday post is all about the letter Z.  I can’t believe we’ve completed another round!

I’m also linking to Rural Thursday hosted by Nancy at A Rural Journal and Lisa at Two Bears Farm, Thankful Thursday, This or That Thursday, and Thursday Favorite Things.

The Coming Year

7 Nov

I can’t believe we’re already in November!  I’m late.  It’s time for a giveaway.  I have my calendars for 2013 now.

If you are interested in winning a giveaway that you can use for the whole year, just leave a comment on this post.  That’s it.

I need to have an e-mail address or some other way to contact you.  I’ll draw for the winner next Wednesday at 9 pm (Central Standard Time) and announce the winner the next day.

If you want to see the pictures in their whole form, you can check it out on my market page HERE.

Linking to Jenny Matlock‘s Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is Y.

Also linking to Rural ThursdayThis and That Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, and Thankful Thursday.