Ted unloading boxes of pork We picked up the pork yesterday from the butcher. We do this every couple of years and yet I am still always shocked at how much meat actually goes into the freezer (it's a LOT). This is the end result of quite a bit of hard work. Removing ice build-up … Continue reading Pork time!
Gramma Izzie always fed "her birds" (wild birds), and I started doing it after she died. I'm still doing it. I have four feeders on the porch, and I recently put up a glass hanging birdbath (but the birds wouldn't go near it with water so I am using it as a feeder now and … Continue reading Bird treats
Sometimes it's hard to believe that a puppy this little... DG 6 wks old - May 2012 ...grew into a dog this big! Pupper 8yo and DG 10yo - 6/2/2022
I don't care what he says - Stella is most definitely Ted's cat, and Ted is most definitely Stella's person!
These are our new steers! They will be here @ 12-18 months. They're very skittish still! These two want nothing to do with nose pats or ear scratches or a piece of fruit... YET. Challenge accepted, boys!
This big guy is a Lavender Orpington rooster. I absolutely love this breed. He and the hen (in front of him) are well mannered, large, beautifully feathered, and good tempered. They aren't flighty or aggressive at all. Ted can lift him right off his roost at night without getting pecked or kicked. This guy is … Continue reading Lavender Orpingtons
"This is the year." I say that every year, but THIS IS THE YEAR! I WILL MARK THE BERRY BUSHES SO I CAN FIND THEM EASILY AGAIN!!! Also, it looks like we will have loads of wild berries this summer - I'm seeing berry bushes in bloom everywhere on our farm and along the highway … Continue reading Berry blooms
We've had a Mama on eggs for the past three weeks, and Saturday morning, they started hatching! We found a low sided leftover Amazon box and bought a new bag of pine shavings Saturday afternoon, and we moved Mama and her babies and eggs into it that evening. She didn't peck Ted - not even … Continue reading New chicks!
...but I'm back! Two new steers arrived 5/14/22
Every summer, my inlaws plant a little patch of corn. My mother-in-law freezes what they can't eat, and then my father-in-law cuts down the stalks and brings them to our cattle. Bessie (left) and Tilly (right) 8/21/21 They sure do love them!