This puppy was found in a neighboring town after the storm Sunday night, cowering in someone's bushes. The owner couldn't be found. The finder turned her over to the pound. Initially, we saw her picture circulated by the local Humane Society, but then on Tuesday, her picture was with the dog pound. We discussed it … Continue reading Fostering (let’s try it again)
This was Grampa Eddie's old bush hog, and he pulled it with his old tractor years ago. The tractor gave up the ghost long ago, but Ted keeps finding equipment here and there as we return the old farm to its previous glory. Ted bought new pins and gear oil for the bush hog. The … Continue reading Fixing the bush hog (maybe)
After thinking Beef and Bessie drowned in the flash flood last week, we've been figuring out where to set up a new pasture on higher ground. Ted set posts Sunday morning, and we put up the electric wire that afternoon. Beef and Bessie watched our every move. They are such curious animals. I can't get … Continue reading New pasture
Amazon held "Amazon Prime Day" on July 15th, and it was AWESOME! I ordered one main gift for one of the kids and two stocking stuffers for Ted. They arrived on July 17th! I was shocked and very pleased by such fast delivery. I also figured out what all of the kids are getting this … Continue reading Christmas in July Week 3
I have two more big gifts purchased for two main people on my list. I'm so excited to give them these gifts!!! Getting these early has let me think of smaller items I can give with these to really make the gifts unique and personalized. I've decided to skip Christmas cards this year. I haven't … Continue reading Christmas in July Week 2
We picked today to clean up Gramma's basement because it was super sunny and in the 80's. Literally everything had to pass through our hands. So much stuff was in cardboard boxes and completely soaked. This is about half of what we cleaned/tossed today. We (Teddy, Morgan, Sahara, Michael my nephew, Tyler his friend, and … Continue reading Clean up after the flash flood
People always laugh when I say my chickens love it when I change their coop "decor", but it's true! They do! Every time I start doing any coop work, they stand around the interior door, watching and talking amongst themselves as I carry on. It's like listening to a foreign running commentary. Once I leave, … Continue reading New coop decor
It's 4 a.m. as I'm writing this on Monday night/Tuesday morning. I saw the weather report this afternoon about 2 p.m. and that word was in it: derecho. Background: The last time one hit was 2012. The high winds in it picked me up and slammed me down on the concrete. I broke my elbow, … Continue reading Flash flood!
My little garden just looks sad this year. I try every year. Lord knows I try. I just do not have a green thumb. Now give me an animal, and I can get it through most anything and keep it healthy and happy. I had a spot bulldozed a couple of years ago for a … Continue reading Prepping for next year
I ran across a pond scoop on a Facebook group last weekend, and we picked it up Saturday afternoon. It was half the cost of a new one and had only been used three times. The owner bought a new tractor, and the old implements didn't fit the new one. He was a great guy … Continue reading Pond scoop – what a deal!