Does that sound like something from Lord of the Rings? Wait, I think that was King Under the Mountain. (thought I could make something of that for the first image, but couldn’t find anything that really works). The storm that was a comin’ finally arrived this morning. It poured on and off all day, and when the clouds cleared a bit Sue was able to snap a quick shot of the snow on the mountains. This is our second snow of the winter; not that it reached us. We’re at a pretty high elevation, but the snow was staying over 5,000 feet. Sure looks pretty though. Is this where we start singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”? Continue reading
A little while ago, one of our sweet followers nominated us for a blogger recognition award – which is amazing! I was just blown away! I want to thank Robin at https://haphazardhomemaker.com for nominating us for the recognition. With that nomination comes a few rules, so I’m taking some time now to finally comply. Continue reading
So just a quick report on what Sue’s been up to the last couple of days. As you know, Vicente and his new flock of girls have been in with the goats a couple of days now. Today was the day they got to be let out in their new home. Sue reworked a door for the chickens because there was just too much that could go wrong with the door that we were going to use at first. There would have had to be another ramp installed, and then the goats would have wanted to jumps on it and play around with it… it was just better to create a new door that the chickens can use for in and out privileges, but the goats would not be able to use – or abuse – at all. In this photo you can see the little door at the bottom, cut into the bigger people door. It works like a dog door – and there is a cover that can be put into the guides on either side that covers the door for evening. Continue reading
I know you all are just waiting to hear what’s going I here. But I have to wait until tomorrow, for different reasons. Please tune in then.
Wednesday = short post day. Not a whole lot going on that’s exceptionally interesting, but we have some things that have happened to note today and some plans to start making improvements. Change; the only constant. Continue reading
“When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candle lights flicker where the air is deathly still — that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!” That is the beginning narration in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride; did you recognize it? It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I started being able to go through the ride with my eyes open… I still have difficulties – it’s scary! Well, we don’t have much cause to be scared here, unless it has to do with rattle snakes, scorpions, or some spiders -the three scary s’s – but I thought I should at least try for a Halloween themed post today. Shall we take a quick tour of the halloween farm? “There are several prominent ghosts who have retired here from creepy old crypts all over the world. Actually, we have 999 happy haunts here — but there’s room for 1,000. Any volunteers? (Bwahahahaha) If you insist on lagging behind, you may not need to volunteer. And now, a carriage approaches to take you into the boundless realm of the supernatural.Take your loved ones by the hand, please, and kindly watch your step.” Continue reading
As the days grow shorter and the egg production begins to decline, people have been asking, “Well, what else is there for you to do?” I think I say this a great deal in the blog – or I used to; there is never an end to what needs to be done on the farm. We do a heck of a lot of maintenance, all the time – but especially during the slower months. After the fall and winter maintenance, then comes Spring cleaning… just like in your home. Continue reading
The days are getting shorter and shorter as we get closer to the winter solstice. For those of you outside of Arizona, you may not know that we do not observe Daylight Savings Time, so we never change our clocks. That also means that for 1/2 of the year we have the same time as my folks, and our friends, in California. This November, California will be voting on whether to continue to adhere to Daylight Savings or not. If that passes, then we will always be an hour ahead of California. Interesting times. Continue reading
Yes indeed! I wasn’t here for the excitement , so the story you are about to hear is coming to you second hand. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent. Unfortunately, I left my laptop at work -again- so I am typing on my phone which has minimal formatting options; please bear with me. Continue reading
Just taking a quick minute to let you know that we’re only doing a short post tonight because we hope to be able to report on the righting of the RCW tomorrow. If the weather can hold after the morning, Tom will be here to help us out. I’ll be in Scottsdale most of the day, so I won’t be able to be part of the excitement- but hopefully everything will go well. For now, we’ll just leave you with the weekend egg report and call it ok.
Until tomorrow, then, as always~ thanks for reading!
Today’s weather: Started off as a beautiful morning. Mostly clear and warming. Then clouds came over around 1:30 And we started experiencing scattered showers and some thunder. High today was 70. Currently, at 6:37 p.m., it is 53. We are expecting an overnight low of around 43. Rain off and on tonight until around 6 a.m.
Egg report: Saturday- zero goose, 0 duck, 23chicken. Sunday- zero goose, 1 duck, 9 chicken. Monday- zero goose, zero duck, 11 chicken.