The piglets are adjusting well here. They've finally learned that I come bearing treats every time I bisit, and Dixie (spotted one) is letting me scratch her head and ears while she eats now. Bitsy and Dixie at supper time Bitsy, however, still gives growling grunts when I reach toward her, but she will … Continue reading Learning to love it here
This morning, Ted and I got up early (for me...late for him LOL), and we loaded the big cage off the porch into the back of the pickup. We made a pits top at the ATM and Tractor Supply to buy a bale of straw, a tarp, and bungee straps. Then we were off to … Continue reading The big reveal!
Oh no! Do I have chicken pox or measles? Nope. Oh no! What happened to Cooper? Nothin'. What is it then? Wellllll..... TADA! This is the next step in getting ready for the next big step around the farm! I'm still not telling what it is, but there will be a post on … Continue reading What is it???
Last week's list: 1. Get an estimate on building onto the barn. Had a contractor measure - should receive the estimate soon! 2. Get the water department to mark the tap and schedule them to put it in before the end of October. Moved to this week 3. Clean the chicken coop. I finished this … Continue reading This week’s to do list
Bindi is three weeks old on Thursday. Every evening it would get dark, and I would think, "There's another day I didn't milk Bessie." Then I'd feel sorry for myself for working so much at teaching and studying so much for those two college classes, and I'd have a pity party in my head. Then … Continue reading I MILKED MY COW!!!
Ted's been hard at work the past three weekends. He's prepping for our next adventure on the farm. We're getting ready to add to the farm and expand our knowledge base. It's exciting, knowing what we're hoping to achieve and knowing were starting the journey now. I'll share what it is on October 25th! For … Continue reading Something’s coming soon…
We went to the big swap meet yesterday. We were once again disappointed because it seems like the swap meet has definitely moved away from the farming emphasis that it had in years past and instead is now more focused on flea market and yard sale type sales. That's not to say that we didn't … Continue reading Flea market fun
The roof is on again! It's been setting empty for years. Within two days the rafters, the roof, and the felt were put on. It's such a different feeling to come down the driveway and see it there at the bottom, looking the way it did when Grampa Eddie was here. Every time I … Continue reading Grampa’s garage
Last week on Thursday while Ted was feeding Beef and Bessie, he heard a kitten crying. He started looking around and saw a little ball of white fluff out in the middle of the paddock, right where Beef could get to it! Now I don't know if this applies to all cows, but Beef and … Continue reading Look what Ted found!
The time since Bindi was born has been HARD on me. I just haven't had time to blog. I've taken pictures, but there's been no time to write the stories to go along with them. My days include all of this: teaching my second graders online, getting Jake to/from his half day at school, doing … Continue reading Back to blogging