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Updates and Preparing to Leave

29 Jun

With mixing the herd together again, that means Moose is back on the side of the barnyard where the chicken pen is.

Moose

And he immediately decided to see if he could get in there.  He is such a brat.

Is it me, or is Odie using Ostara as a scratching post?  Never seen her do that to a goat before.

Ostara and Odie (Cinnamon in front)

Speaking of Ostara, she’s actually been letting me pet her again.  Most of the time.

I had to adjust my rhubarb’s cages.  My dog was peeing on it.

Hopefully the bigger space will help protect it from Sky.

Oh, I’ve also made progress on getting the deck sealed.

I still need to do another coat on the flat boards and I haven’t done the vertical ones yet, but the weather and everything else has made it difficult. By “everything else” I do mean goats.

While I’ve been working on the deck and front yard, I did some weed removal and created a rock garden.  It’s not done, but it should hold the weeds back while I’m gone.

I have the cattle tank up and running to try and make chores easier while I’m gone.

I’ve been working to get the garden in shape as well.  I even have someone kind enough to check it for me while I’m away.

Garden (in the process of finding everything)

I got the buck room scooped out.

It’s a good thing I finished because there isn’t really more room on the manure spreader.

I had to take frequent breaks because a pair of barn swallows had just hatched babies and they really needed me to not be in there so they could take care of the little ones.

At my age, I was more than happy to take long, frequent breaks.  For the babies, of course.

Xerxes seems to be a bit confused as to what happened to all that soft bedding (manure and hay) that he got to sleep on.

Xerxes

I even spent an evening testing out the tent and air mattress.

I am really getting excited for this trip!

Leftovers

28 Jun

Just a few of the leftover pictures from around the farm.

Aurora

Sidney’s boy, Frosty

Miss Goose with clean water!

Eastern Kingbird

Odie and Maybeline

Margarita, Terry, and Howie

Ostara

Pluto

Purl and Jethro

Rocky

Sidney

Sun shining through the cottonwood trees

Zinnia and Joy

Zinnia

Eastern goldfinch

Taking flight.

Hope you enjoyed.

The First Cutting

26 Jun

This week, my nephew did the first cutting of hay from the waterway.

With the warm dry weather we’ve had, it didn’t take long to dry.

The next day, he raked it into windrows.

I love the way it looks when it’s in windrows and ready to bale.

Of course, I like the look of all those round bales out there too.

I’m not sure Maybeline shares my thoughts on that.

Maybeline

Nothing like summer on the farm!