Friday, July 31, 2015

Fun Times with EPIC Brothers!

Almost every week this summer I have had the privilege of spending a day with my little bro's.

The awesome threesome Joe Benny and Timmy!

 They are the most cheerful and amazing chicken-catchers and farm helpers I have ever met!

 They bring firepower to protect their sister from wild animals (and to shoot her when they feel like it lol)

 They are great berry pickers...

 Berries?  What berries?  I haven't seen any berries!

They make me laugh!

 But best of all, they are thoughtful, kind, and write the sweetest, cutest notes ever!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beautiful, Abundant Life!

This summer the farm as been as active and busy as a beehive!  

In the last couple of months we were surprised with two lamb births, 
which is such a blessing AND a first, for us.

We are so very thankful to have all of our hay put away for the year!  750 bales should get us through nicely!  

Sorry to bore you people with garden photos, but it is certainly looking to be an EXCITING growing year, with 800` rows of corn, 400` beans, nearly 100' of zucchini, pumpkins, cucumbers, kale, tomatoes, chili, jalapeno, and orange bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, brussells, carrots, and squash! Thanks to my dear Father for this bounty...and to Janet for trying to help me stay on top of the copious weeds.

George, the sole surviving turkey.  Affectionately named after my adorable sister Valerie's very first dear-but-homely pet "George" the turkey.

 "DUCK season!" ~Buggs Bunny

Sweet Rosie is due in just a couple of weeks!  Can't wait!

 "Wabbit Theson!" ~Daffy Duck

 I think we accomplished just want we had hoped with our experimental cross of Black Copper Marans and Legghorn chickens.  An attractive, productive laying hen that produces nice, brown eggs!

Hank has no idea how lucky he is. After a near re-homing early in the month, (because of numerous "strike 3's" such as biting a ewe and killing chickens) he has found his home on a zip-line beside our little house. When it came right down to it, we couldn't bear to see him go! We do get very attached to our animals here on the farm.

 My name is Penny Pig, and I am a beautiful young Duroc in search of an eligible mate. Preferably brown, with brown eyes and nice chubby hams would be nice, but not essential. Someone who loves to wallow in mud and enjoys eating. Please call my humans if you think you are the boar for me.

Everybody say "CHEESE!!!!!"