Tag Archives: milkweed

A Productive Break

28 Nov

I spent some time working over my Thanksgiving break from the off-farm job. Bright and early on Wednesday morning, I took Bob and Rocky to the vet for their annual shots.

Bob and Rocky

I managed to get most of my winterizing done in the barnyard.

I switched to the big tub and put the heater in it.


Of course, everyone is upset because there’s a change.  They are not fans of change.  But it got down to 14°F the night after I got it all done.  I had no time to spare.

Maybeline looking annoyed

I also moved the “shade” tarp, so it is a wind break.

Cutie checking it out.

I finally got all the tomato cages pulled out of the garden.

I didn’t get it mowed off, but it will provide shelter for some wild critters.  The milkweed will also spread its seeds.

I also had a dumpster delivered.  I need that.  Hopefully, I can get a lot of my barnyard (and upstairs and basement) cleaned up.

It’s scary how a farm (and person) accumulates so much junk. I blame the goats breaking stuff.

How the Garden Grows

12 Jun

We’ve had good growing weather so far.  That’s why they’ve made hay on my waterways once already.

cornfield, waterways, the back hill, and my barn

It also means the garden and the weeds are growing!

pie pumpkin surrounded by weeds

The cultivator and I have become best friends.

Yes, the weeds have been pulled around the plants since the picture was taken.

sweet corn right after weeding and cultivating

And we’ve had more rain to make the weeds grow some more. I’ve even managed to weed around the milkweeds because I leave them in the garden for the monarchs.

Weeding has been a never-ending chore so far this summer.

Friday’s Hunt v4.23

8 Dec

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 X, craft, and growing. 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 try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with W:  Weeds!  They might all be dead, but there’s still a lot of weeds out in the pasture and fields.

Dense:  I might even say the weeds are dense in places.  Maybe it’s a seed pod densely filled with seeds.  Or maybe I’m dense because I can never seem to remember what these things are called.

Texture:  I love the texture of wood–both on the old fence post and the old oak tree.

Now it’s your turn!