Last weekend my mom, sisters Valerie, little miss Marvelous, and Benjamin helped me bring home our new rabbit hutch. I traded it for a couple lambs with a friend last year, and didn't get around to bringing it home until recently. I'm excited to get started with meat rabbits after we get it painted and ready!
The race is on!
Ginger you're a little too close!
Muffin is a pretty little gal.
"What is that thing?"
All of our plants are starting to grow in the warmth of the house.
This picture shows leeks, peppers in the background, and celery (which is so small you can't see it in the picture.)
Cabbage to the left, onions to the right, basil in the background.
Potatoes are ready to plant very soon!
Mr. Big is such a fun little guy!
I'm glad we're not the ones that have to eat him :-(
Hi there! Sorry it's been so long again since I've posted. There hasn't been a whole lot of exciting things to blog about. It's pretty much gone like this: Day 1: Wake up, feed Richie, do the milking, feed lambs and animals, shovel poop all day; milk again. Day 2: Wake up, feed Richie, do the milking, feed lambs and animals, shovel poop all day; milk again. Day 3-?: " " I love my life :-)
A few days ago Richie drove his truck down the hill to the barn to pick up his trailer. Since it's been SO wet and rainy lately he couldn't get the truck back up the hill. I think he was happy to have an excuse to fire up the model A :-) It pulled that truck and trailer right up the hill, no problem!
Then he got this Ford tractor loaded to deliver to some friends who bought it.
Yesterday another lamb was born! She's a (big!) single from Lilly and Romulus.
Mr. Big is getting so big. We had to wrestle him down yesterday and get him banded. He liked that a lot (NOT.)
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
What a lovely and busy day it was today! I had a great time leading worship with my dad and beautiful sisters this morning. Then later on we had 4 different groups of people come to visit and see the lambs. I even got my run in, which hasn't been happening of late. I just HAD to spend some time in the beautiful sunshine! Richie worked on his dozer that is in many pieces. It's really coming along now!
It was the lambs' first day outside today! They sure enjoyed it. They thought maybe Sandy was their long-lost mother. Sandy didn't mind very much.
Muffin is such a sweetie. We love her!!!
Poor little Peanut got sold today. I will miss him!
Brownie and Ginger watching Lucy sniff around Peanut.
It's been a long tiring few days! Seems like I spend most of the day down in the barn these days with lamb feedings every 4 hours plus both milkings. It's so fun to have the barn so full of life. The quads are doing very well. They were really happy to get their tetanus shots and tails banded today. (NOT) But they are very tolerant little creatures.
Ginger and Muffin got special collars today. The boys say "hey whata 'bout us?!"
On Sunday I have a buyer coming for one of the boys already. She doesn't know whether she wants Peanut or Brownie yet. Brownie sure is big!
Yesterday we went to Raintree and bought some blueberry bushes and tea bushes. They will be planted alternately behind this wall once the topsoil comes in and extra blocks get stacked. Then we bought a mulberry bush, because we thought it would be neat to have. We also bought a fig tree in remembrance of Richie's grandpa Ken. It's the stick looking thing in the right corner. I am so excited to get all these things planted!