Monday, May 30, 2011

100 Degrees

Earlier in the day when I took people home, the local temperature was 100. As you can see, what was predicted to be 89 today turned out much worse.
If this doesn't bring the corn seed up out of that ground, nothing will.

A Good Excuse

I've needed to blog about some new goats and a dead duck, but I can't seem to find an opportunity.
Yesterday till this evening I've had four extra kids here. It was very fun and very tiring.
The big girls slept in a tent out in the field.
The lone boy got the couch.
The little girls went to bed on time and slept well. Smart little girls.
The mommy had unmitigated anxiety all night long. That could have been related to the big girls sleeping in the wild.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Heifer

Lizzy had her daughter on a beautiful sunny day yesterday.
Everything seems fine with both mother and daughter.

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Littlest Pig Farmer

As I checked my email, Katie stood quietly beside me. I asked her if she needed something and she replied, "I wrote you an email."
I asked her how. She said, "On my computer. But I don't have internet, so I can't send it to you."
Maybe I'll get the kid a couple pigs again.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A New Friend

"Tips" is an elderly gentleman who needed a strong fence. He's been on the lam since November, but was finally captured a few days ago.
His owner, who's a good friend of ours, needed a place to stash him while her fence is mended, so she called us.
Tips shares a pasture with his instant friend, Mr. B. The two old geldings must be sharing stories about the "good old days."
I thought that by taking him in, we'd be doing them a favor, but it turns out that Tips is a favor to us.
He likes us very much and wants to be ridden. He's as spry as a yearling, yet gentle and kind.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome Back, May

These were taken by Katie.
Even though they were technically April photos, you can see what May 1st looks like.
One day I'm complaining about lack of grazing for the stock, next day I'm mowing and weed eating!