Tag Archives: bird

The First Cutting

9 Jun

The buffer strip and waterways around my cornfield were mowed on Saturday.

Sunday they came and put it into windrows.

Then they baled it.

I did tell my nephew he can’t go into the Back Forty with any vehicle because of the bobolinks.

Mr. Bobolink on the bottom

We were going to fertilize, but that has been delayed.

Second Mr. Bobolink on the fence between the front and back pastures

I am excited to say that I think there are two pairs of bobolinks nesting now!

Summer is Here

1 Jun

Summer is in full swing around here.

Baltimore oriole and sparrow

Bubbles

bobolink

Trace

bobolink

squirrel

Myson

red-winged blackbird

bobolink

Popcorn

Baltimore oriole

Freddie

sparrow

I love the look of summer on the farm.

I Need Sunshine

25 Mar

For the last what seems like forever, we’ve had snow and rain and fog and gloom.

robin in the crab apple tree during snow showers

I think we’ve had an hour of sunshine here and there, but otherwise, it’s been pretty yucky.

Goats at pasture in the fog and drizzle

That means the kids are mostly playing inside.

2TC, Scooter, Butterscotch, and Flora

I kind of feel like Cutie–just staring outside wishing the mud and fog would disappear.

Cutie

I’m really ready to move past mud season.  Sky needs to learn to wipe his paws before coming in the house.

Sky

It’s also hard on the goats’ health.  Poor Trace ended up with pneumonia, but after banamine and antibiotics, she’s feeling much better.

Trace and Quatro

Here’s hoping to better weather soon.  In the meantime, I just keep planning my garden.  I actually have some seeds that have already sprouted!

okra sprouts

Some are to be transplanted outside, and some are my experiments in container gardening.

green bean sprout

I also spent a day making these feed sack garden bags.  I have a dozen of them ready to go!

I had the bags in the garage all neatly stacked to make my tote bags that I sell, but you might remember Antigone was in the garage for a while over the winter, and she was horrible about playing in them and throwing them on the floor.

Wanda in Antigone’s mess

That means I can’t use them for nice tote bags.  The mice might have played in them too.

mouse provided drainage hole

I plan on planting potatoes and other veggies in them.

I have my big pile of compost behind the Love Shack, so it seemed like a good plan for putting both the bags and the compost to good use.  We’ll see how it works.