Some fun things happened this week; thought I’d share tonight. Just going to go down the list and share any photos that correspond. Most of this revolves around the fact that we received new chicks yesterday. Here we go… Continue reading
Yep, used that as a title. I’m in California this week. Mom’s doing well, thanks for all the kind thoughts and love. Sue is taking care of things on the farm… I’m hoping that Dustin is helping where he can. Sue’s been a bit quiet about how things are going, but she did say that she cleaned 8 pasty butts on Sunday afternoon. Those butts belonged to the banty chicks. So, they are really small butts. This happens on occasion. Mostly if we get them over the initial issue they do fine after a week or so. Pasty butt can be brought on by the stress of the shipping, or because they got too cold. She also sent along this photo of the sunrise from the other day. It’s always gorgeous at the very beginning and very ending of the day.
Tomorrow I hope to be able to write a bit about the tour of the aquaponics farm that Ray, Tony, and I took on Saturday and talk about how that’s going for the owners.
I just wanted to write quickly right now so you didn’t think I was ignoring you all! Stay tuned for the random postings!
Yes, it is almost Friday – just a few short hours and we’re into the weekend. What’s your weekend hold? Ours has officially become a processing weekend. But before we get there, let’s talk a bit about yesterday and today. They’ve not been that exciting, but every day is an adventure, right? Continue reading
Tonight we’re doing a bullet list type of thing. I’m starting this at 7:10 p.m., and for some reason – I am just way dragged out. So, I’m not doing a long thought out post – and I don’t have any photos to share with you… so this will be boring. Ready! Continue reading
Happy Sunday everyone… here we go! Photos for you – I’ll do my best to explain what we have, but as has been the case as of late – there really isn’t a cohesive theme. I’m starting with this photo of Leggs because I think it’s funny. This was Friday morning. I was changing the bandage on her foot and she just ended up sitting in my lap like that. She just stayed like that the entire time I worked on her foot. She was pretty comfortable. Continue reading
Odd things happen on the farm, dontcha know. You go out to feed and there’s a goat hanging upside down from the fence. You go to throw afternoon scratch out and a chicken has disappeared, only to show up a couple hours later wanting back in the pen. Sometimes – especially recently – we’ve had chickens die for no discernible reason, those are always difficult. Just odd things; some funny, some sad, all odd. Continue reading
The morning didn’t start out wet, necessarily; it did rain some last night, but it wasn’t raining still. Neither Sue nor I were up for much today. Did the normal morning chore routine. Added some new things and took care of a few others. Just a rather normal Saturday morning. Too wet to move the RCW, we came in for breakfast after all the chores. Then I received a flash flood watch warning from NOAA. Yep, I’m that important that NOAA sends me text messages! We’re under flash flood watch until 3am tomorrow. That means that it has been completely cloudy and it has been wonderfully cool all day. I think we’re hitting the high right now and that is 76°! Lovely. Continue reading
The old cliché is that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” but I am here to tell you that most of our photos are worth, maybe, 50. They are all part of the adventure story though… sometimes the adventures happen so fast that we just aren’t able to capture them… mostly because a) we don’t have a camera/phone with us, b) we can’t get the camera/phone out of the pocket quickly enough, or c) didn’t even occur to us to take a photo. In other words, when we’re able to share photos, you should just consider yourselves lucky! Today, we’re catching up on photos that were taken and never shared… that’s rare. I was going to just post them and have you make up your own stories about them, but then I decided to give a bit of info. These will not be in chronological order. (There might be one photo that could be disturbing, but please know that everything turned out all right – you’ll know it when you see it.) Continue reading
We have cases of “best laid plans” all of the time. We think something is just going to take a few minutes to complete – and it ends up taking hours. Happens often. This week’s best laid plan was “once the old fence is gone from inside the goat pen, Scooby won’t be able to jump it any more.” Well, that’s what we thought. We figured he was using the old fence as a spring board to get over the new fence. Continue reading
Are there halcyon days of summer? Well, technically, no. And I suppose it really applies to the weather; currently our weather days are certainly not halcyon. However, as an idiom, I’d say that it refers to days of calm. Mostly with a nostalgic bent, which we don’t really have either, if I’m referring to this past week. I don’t know… maybe this is all too full of contradictions. Continue reading