Thursday, June 27, 2013

Home Improvement


The landscaping's coming along nicely.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dexter Nation



I could tease my friend who's a brand new cattle baron in Tennessee by pretending there are four new Dexter calves at Providence Farm, but instead I'll tell the truth: the top and bottom pictures are the 6 month old heifer and the two middle pictures are the bull calf.

I saw our Amish friend in Tractor Supply the other day, asked him if he knew of any Dexters for sale, and voila! Today we own two new babies.

This little fellow will be easy to steer, but just look at what a beautiful bull he would make.

We could still use a few more head of cattle to use the luxurious grass in the field, but I feel more content with this small start back into Dexters.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Old Fashioned Pig Art


Dan and I visited the Tractor Supply Company to buy some fencing materials, and we found this gem. It's a reproduction of an old tin sign.

Dan bought it for Katie, who was ecstatic when she saw it.

She's got a thoughtful Daddy.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Et Tu Brute?



The girls harvested the last of the Romaine lettuce from the garden today.

Looks like Caesar salad's on the menu!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Let's Talk About the Weather


Today a line of storms cam through and the warnings were well founded.

We didn't have any damage here, but this storm packed a punch to nearby towns.

It is really pretty, though.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Becky's Herd of Jerseys



The evening was pretty after a big rain, and the sun was making the cows stand out against the green background, so you get to look at them.

The big mother cow is on our right, the yellowest of them, then Penny, sporting her summer color, then the two calves, but you can only see the bull calf who's in front of the heifer.

Becky's Jersey milk is a wonderful addition to Providence Farm because with it we can make all the dairy items we need. If I get very organized, I'll be able to put up enough milk in jars to last us through the three months that Penny takes a rest. It won't be as healthy as fresh, but it will be a whole lot cheaper than buying milk- and it tastes good.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Piggy in a Puddle



Here are P.C. and Tammy enjoying puddles after the storm.

They free range and live on mostly clover and extra Jersey milk.

They're the type of pig we like to own, easy to manage.