Write no this evening from the midst of the Neighborhood Market. This is our second time here, still trying out. Lots of really great vendors with fun stuff to eat/make/purchase. Lovely customers coming for the very first time and liking what they see! So far, I think this little trailer is my favorite. I haven’t tried any of her baked goods, but saw this little trailer and it made me think of my friend Caylor… she could totally pull off a trailer makeover like this. Has a great little kitchen in there. So fun! There are only two problems with being the only one at the booth: it’s difficult to visit the other booths and you don’t have anyone to give me a potty break! Last week Mom was here to help- so I was fine. Then miss Holly came by with Gus and Jack- so I could even go and eat! Need to make a friend here :). Plus, I need someone to help me with my sign. The wind was drying out my chalk pen before I was halfway done with the wording. Hey! wait, there are Holly and Mrs. Higbee with the whole family. Thank you, Mrs. Higbee, for giving me a potty break! Now I’m back, and- Look! Sue came to check everything out. Cool, maybe I can talk her into buying me a cookie from that cute little trailer.
Sue’s been thinking a lot about water lately. I’m hoping that means that the Monsoon Season is quickly arriving. According the National Weather Service, the “official” start of Monsoon season is June 15th. The doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll be getting a rain on that particular day, but that “in general” the season begins around then. Technically it begins when the dew point is at 55° for three days in a row, in Phoenix. But the weather service got tired of trying to get that information out and decided to just pick a date. Whatever, we’re praying for it! But praying for it, also means you need to plan for it! Holding it, directing it, moving it, using it, keeping it out of structures, etc. So, we’ve been talking about a few ways of doing that. Continue reading
I think we’re doing another post about the little things that happen that make up all the big things. Well – and there’s one, or maybe two, big things, along with some medium; they all add up to life on the farm. I liked that bulleted thing we did on Wednesday, so let’s try that again. Continue reading
…sometimes I really experience writer’s block – especially mid week – and I definitely don’t have any photos to share of anything new. So, what’s been going on since Monday? I suppose we can do a bullet list of happenings.had
- Monday evening, after our fun field-trip visitors, we took a look at Duck-Duck’s foot. At first glance it looked like maybe we were all done and we began to celebrate. Thought we could just let her take a nice bath, soak her little feet, and then let her out of solitary that night. We did all those things; she took a nice long bath, we soaked her feet in Epsom salts, but when we looked at her foot more closely after the soaking – we could see some more infection had come up. So Sue took a pair of tweezers to pull out the plug, and it just came out so beautifully. Popped right out like a cork! (I was going to put a photo here from someone else’s plug, but they are all a bit gross – so, if you’re really interested, you can look that up on your search engine of choice.) We cleaned it out and wrapped it up for what may be the very last time. Maybe tomorrow we’ll check it out and see how she’s faring.
Seems like I’m continually saying that it’s got be a short report today. Well, it’s the truth – yet again. This week has been so busy and it only continues through the weekend. This month we are celebrating our church’s 50th anniversary, and – as usual – we’re right in the thick of things. Sue’s already at church rehearsing for the 50 things she’s doing (that’s an exaggeration), and I’ll be leaving as soon as all the animals are in bed. So, guess what? We’ve got a short report today. Continue reading
Even though the posts are generally shorter, Wednesdays are generally productive days; this was no exception. With Ron out of order, due to illness and visitors, Sue has begun to tackle the remaining tasks on the RCW on her own. Plus, she’s been stocking up the feed and seed and alfalfa and hay for when she’s going to be gone (starting this Sunday, back next Sunday). Travel always takes way more preparation than you initially realize, but I think it’s important that Sue takes the time to attend this class, and have some time away too. I shouldn’t be the only one who gets to play! Anyway, progress is always a good thing, even though you can’t always recognize that you’re actually making it. Continue reading
What’s been happening? Well, sometimes we kind of forget as the days go on and I really have to sit and think about what we did over the weekend. Some days – like today – that’s more difficult than normal 🙂 . Does anyone else have this problem? It might take a few minutes, but let’s try, anyway. Continue reading
Well, Ron was pretty ill yesterday and wasn’t able to come and work on the RCW; consequently, I don’t have any new information on that. So, yes. Let’s talk about the chestnut orchard. This is a project that is being concurrently worked on from a few different angles. As you know, the trees came and are being temporarily rooted into bright pots from the dollar store. They are quite happy so far, in their temporary homes. As you can see from the photo at right, they are leafing out like CRAZY! When we get them into the ground, they should be well rooted in the dirt. They came to us as bare root trees, that looked like plain ol’ sticks and now they are absolutely full of life. When are we going to plant them, you may ask? We’re not exactly sure. Continue reading
OK, so here’s the deal. Ron and Sue worked on the RCW yesterday and got soooo much done! There only two things left to do, so it may be done in the next day or so… then we need to paint it. Here’s a peek at the inside with the nesting box on the right, and the four roosts at the back of the wagon. It looks so very cool in there. It has that illusion where it looks so much bigger on the inside than it does from the outside – like that tent, in Harry Potter. Sue and Ron must have used an undetectable Extension Charm. Here’s a link, in case you just don’t understand anything I’m talking about. Continue reading
Guess what?! We had some new arrivals today. Which means that I also have some sad news to share. While I was away in Charlotte, Sue had to contend with the death of one of our Goat Boys. Mine (that’s the goat’s name, just as a reminder) had been ailing, as Sue first thought, then we thought he was doing better, but he was not. We don’t really know too much about their history, nor how old they were, so we don’t really know much of what was happening. We did try to find a vet to come and look at them, but we were not able to locate any vet in the area who works with goats. So, we were only able to make him as comfortable as possible. Needless to say, Taco George was incredibly lonely after that. We both agreed we needed to find him some type of company. And so the search began…. Continue reading