Tag Archives: hay

A Little Extra Hay

30 Jan

I still feel bad that Cutie had to be split from her maa when she had her broken leg.  They are back to hanging out together again, but Cutie still has a hard time finding a place to eat.

Vixen and Cutie Pie

Vixen and Cutie Pie

I decided to help her out a little.

Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie

She really enjoys coming into the middle part of the barn while I’m feeding everyone else.

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Sometimes, it’s hard to get her to leave though.

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

Where the Kids Eat

10 Jan

Sometimes it’s hard to make sure all the kids are getting enough to eat.  I have to make sure Helen, Minnie, and Hilda let the three yard kids eat hay.  I’ve taken to putting their hay in a smaller place.

Vanilla

Vanilla

They seem to like it; although, Vanilla seemed to think it was time for some grain the way he came running out.  Can you see Cutie in the window?

Strawberry (doorway) and Cutie (in the window)

Strawberry (doorway) and Cutie (in the window)

She seems to think she is the queen of the dog house.

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Luckily, they do all get along, and they all three fit in there at once!  Good thing I had a big dog.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are listed at the top of my side bar.

No Rest for the Weary

20 Aug

The last few days have been crazy.  I seem to say that a lot, but it’s true.  I started back to work on Thursday on the second floor of an un-airconditioned brick building when we had a 100*F (37.78*C) heat index.  Just to make it more fun, I got to work an extra two hours too.  In good news, a co-worker did give me some tomatoes.  That’s good since my weeder geese mistook my tomatoes for weeds.

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Between what I’ve bought at the farmer’s market and what people have gifted me, I’ve been able to start some canning.  I would like to do one more batch of roasted tomato sauce.  Then I need to start on just cold-packed tomatoes.

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Friday was a busy day at home (non-mandatory work day.  Too hot to go to that building).  We are still painting and varnishing and doing all kinds of stuff in the garage.  I’m hoping to get a lot of this stuff finished on Sunday before I am back to work full time on Monday.

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In addition, I’m still making things like hand pies to sell at the pumpkin patch.  I did finish the last of my jams and jellies right before going back to work.

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I had the farmer’s market Friday night.

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It was a race to get home before the storms arrived.  You’ll notice the hay did get baled!  I got to get Gomez’s head unstuck from the fence.  Then, I managed to finish milking just before the rain got here.  Now that I’m only milking once a day, my girls aren’t giving me as much milk, but it’s still quite a lot.

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Today, I made mozzarella cheese since I have so much extra milk.  My mom has been making some too.  In between everything else, I keep making phone calls for the pumpkin patch to try and get food vendors, advertising, and I bought a big popcorn popper!