Tag Archives: fall

In the Pasture

1 Nov

We had really beautiful weather this weekend.  I took advantage of that do go spend some time in pasture and through my corn field.



red-bellied woodpecker

goats on the bottom

There’s no water in the ditch (Maisie and Venus)

eating in the rough (Reva, Athena and Sidney)


Tree swallow on the electric line–I don’t usually see them.

But there were three of them!


walking by the corn

corn–the ears are small this year

I saw a hawk!

taking off from the tree

the neighboring field getting combined

It really was beautiful!

Evening Milking

29 Oct

When Ava and Joy came into heat right after I took them out of the Buck pen with Xerxes, they went a little nuts.  First it was Joy–she refused to leave Freddie’s side to come get milked in the morning. And in the morning I don’t have time to deal with that, so she just got milked that evening.  And let me tell you, it was still a whole lot of coaxing and begging and chasing and dragging her to the milk room.


Of course, the next day, I had to repeat the whole process and plus Ava jumped on the crazy hormone train.  So the long and short of it is that I’m only milking in the evenings now.  I have to say, it is nice not going out before the sun to milk.  In the evening, it’s right at twilight when I go milk.

Ava (my nightlight is already on when I come out to milk now)

It’s not a bad thing that I’m down to once a day.  My freezers are full; I have my supply of mozzarella and I don’t really have time to make more.  I kind of hoped that switching them to once a day would slow down their production. That hasn’t seemed to work.  Especially for Ava.  She’s kind of going wild with the milk right now.

Between the two of them, I’m still getting a half a gallon a day (or close to it depending on the weather). I don’t know what to do with it all.

By the time I get done milking and filtering it and come out of the milk room, the sun has already set.  All I get to see is the afterglow.

Dolly front; Onyx; Penelope, Trace, and Pretzel

Which is still beautiful.

Penelope and Trace; Xerxes on the other side of the fence

Penelope and Trace; LilyAnn (in front) with the moon over the garage

But I still don’t know what to do with all that milk.

Looks Like Fall

19 Oct

We are truly looking like fall now.  And we are feeling like fall.  Our temperatures have really dropped for this week.  Although, it’s supposed to warm back up by the end of the week.

Pretzel, Penelope and Frodo in the Love Shack

You don’t think about making hay in the fall, but last week my nephew did one last cutting of hay from the waterways and buffer strip.

mowing hay

It won’t be long before my corn gets harvested.

I don’t have a lot of flashy trees, but I still think it’s pretty out there.

Odie on the back hill

I do love this time of year! I don’t think Bob shares my excitement for fall.  He’s not as big a fan of cold.

Bob Cat

He’s back into his winter mode where he spends more time in the house.