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Clean Water

13 Jun

We’re still horribly hot.  It’s also quite humid.  This weather is hard on the animals, so I make sure they have clean water.

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Even though it’s a small pool the big geese like it.  Someday, the goslings will get big enough that I won’t worry about them drowning if they get in.  For now, everyone is stuck with a small pool.  They also have buckets and a short waterer that the babies can drink from.

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I also make sure the llama and goats have clean water.  I even emptied and scrubbed the 50 gallon tub for them.  Do we see anything wrong with this picture?


This is still the only goose I’ve ever seen get in the tub.  Stinker.

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I guess I can’t blame him when I don’t have a big pool out and the swimming holes in pasture are drying up.

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Still, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to drink his used bath water.

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

September 1st Progress Report

1 Sep

Things at the north end of my farm are moving quickly now!  It’s really starting to look different. Maybe some day I won’t even have to crop out the electric line by the windmill, but for now…


They are done with removing the concrete and buildings that were up there, and filling it in and smoothing it out.

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The well beneath the windmill has been filled in and sealed.  You can see there’s still some junk to get rid of, but we’re making progress!


We also got a water line run to beside the building and put a frost free hydrant in.  The trench that’s there now is for the electric line, which should be run soon.


Up next is fixing the doors and windows and cleaning inside the building.



Behind the building, we got rid of the fallen tree, and my nephew cleaned out the fencerow.


The pumpkins are growing and turning!  Soon I’ll be able to see orange all over because the plants are just beginning to die down.


I can’t believe how much progress we’ve made, and it’s a little scary that next month will be October and time for the pumpkin patch!

Another Scavenger Hunt Sunday

8 Feb

This week Ashley gave us the task of finding the following:  Pink, Old School, Walk, Accessory, and On My Table.

Pink:  Bambi’s nose is about as pink as they come.  She is adorable, and she’s a brat.  I love her though, and she’s due to have kids again on April 1.



Old School:  I feed my goats old school.  I have small bales that I take pad by pad to feed them.  For some reason, the first thing Millie (or many of them) does is dump the tub and eat from the ground.  I’ve honestly given up on most of the tubs.  Can you tell Bambi gets her pink nose from her maa, Millie?



Walk:  If you remember, I shoveled paths for the animals and me.  They were so nice, but now they are mud.  Really, really, muddy. And there’s ice underneath.  That makes them a bit treacherous.

Barnyard Trails

Gidget and geese

I wanted to take advantage of our beautiful day by going for a walk in the pasture, but it was a bit snowy and sloppy.


I don’t know why it would be slushy with thirteen inches of snow melting quickly and running off the barn roof.

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I didn’t make it very far.  I had to admire the beauty from a distance.


Shadow Shot

Accessory:  Mother Nature must have decided we needed a splash of color in the winter landscape.  I’m glad to have this cardinal accessory.


Bird d’Pot 

On My Table:  At any given time on my kitchen table you’re likely to find a basking or bathing cat lying among the plants.



They are pretty sure the table belongs to them.  And I can see that I should wash the muddy paw prints off the window again while the weather is nice.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday; Shadow Shot Sunday 2; Bird d’Pot; I Heart Macro; Macro Monday