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Grass Seed

1 Feb

Sunday morning I decided to forget about waiting on the goats to go out to pasture so I could move Fionn up north with the other bucks.  I blocked the barn door with everyone on the other side of the barnyard, and then I opened the panel and called to Fionn.  He came trotting over and followed right behind me.  We got to the gate where Sam and Xerxes were and I opened it.  He went half way in, and then he stopped.  He refused to take another step.  You see, I usually bribe him to walk across the barnyard with corn.  I didn’t have any with me (but I was going to give it to him after he went in), and he wasn’t about to go in if I didn’t have his corn.  I went and got a pitcher of corn, and then he happily went into the north paddock.  I love my good boy!

Fionn, Sam, and Xerxes

Of course, as soon as I got done moving Fionn and opened the barn back up, everyone else decided to go out to pasture.

That was fine with me.  I decided to use this time with the empty barnyard to haul several tubs of old hay from the barn floor over to the mud of the buck pen.

Eventually, the llamas noticed.  Odie was happy to come in and eat from that old round bale.

Odie

Buster somehow missed out on seeing how the girls came in, so he was left wishing he could have some.

Buster

Maybeline decided it was her job to supervise my work (and sample some of the hay I was carrying).

Maybeline

It finally started warming up enough to make the ground slick, so I stopped for the day.

I’ll keep cleaning out the barn and using it to reseed that big hill.  Plus I can add real grass seed once it has a cover to keep wild birds from just eating it.

Mud Season

23 Jan

Right after we get done with cold and snow,

Sky

we go straight into mud season.

“It’s not my fault.”

The geese love it since they are waterfowl.

It’s not so good for my kitchen floor.

I suppose I might have it clean again by May.

But I reallly need to do something with this hill.  I’ve started feeding some hay out there, and you can see a bit of grass has already sprouted with just these few warm days.

I need to haul a lot of that loose hay from the floor of the barn and spread all around, but I just don’t know when I can find the time to do it.

Friday’s Hunt v4.10

8 Sep

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with K, stinky, and old. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with J:  I had to go to the doctor for antibiotics and an inhaler because my allergies are not getting better.  While I was in town, I ran some other errands.  Sky got a present too–a Jolly Ball.  I know it’s a horse toy, but he’s kind of like a horse.  He’s enjoying it.

Sky with his Jolly Ball

Car:  I nearly filled my car with cat and dog food and grass seed.  I might have to think about a bigger vehicle next time I get one.  It’s obviously quite dusty too from my gravel road.

Outside:  Hopefully, the meds will help the allergies so I can go outside and enjoy the farm and animals again.

Before I turn it over to you, I want to apologize for taking so long to get around to visiting everyone.  I’ve had a couple of changes in my teaching assignment, and it’s keeping me beyond busy preparing for it.  Now it’s your turn!