Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just a day in the hay field

Using Pam's camera. She and I hung out in the truck and chatted while I knitted as we were waiting on the 'boys' to rake and bale the field. 208 bales of hay later.... We got home at 7:15 pm in 89 degree heat and decided to just cover it on the trailer. We have to shear this afternoon, and if it is not raining, we will unload it. Right now at 10:30 am it is 75 degrees and 75% humidity....

 Jerry on his new tractor headed out to rake
 John's new tractor.

 Pam in their new truck.

 Jerry raking, John baling.

 Sitting in the truck watching hubby load bales on 
the trailer behind me. Just waiting to move forward.

 Truck and trailer loaded.
Truck will be prettier once the back is removed
and replaced with a pressure treated flat deck.
There are 84 bales under that tarp.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Just a few sheep shots. Be prepared for lamb cuteness.

They are all too curious as to what I am doing than to be
doing what they normally would be doing. At least they
were fairly calm about me in their yard recording them.
Especially after I put 3 new lambs in their area.
Meredith is 8 weeks old today. So, she and Lucy & Lucky
were moved across the hallway in the barn to the lamb pen.
It is going to be a noisy 2 days here on the farm while the
3 lambs get used to being away from their 2 mamas!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Trying out my daughter's camera

 I found our little porcupine up in a tree.
The way it was sleeping I could not tell if it
was asleep, or dead. Until I shook the tree
 and woke it up. ;)
 First time I've gone down to look at the squashes
in quite a while. Other than losing 3 out of 4 of the
little cukes, they look to be doing OK despite not 
having a lot of rain. I am going to have to invest in
some hose to go way out there.
 The squash with the wool skirts around them are 
doing better than those without. I have plenty more
skirtings under the table to put in the tractor to take
down there. Between mulching out weeds, feeding it
sheep poop and holding in the moisture, it is a win-win.
 And, with me gardening with the no till method, I can 
leave the skirts in place. Just pull the spent plant and 
dump it in the compost pile. A little fresh composted 
manure in the opening for the winter. Dig a hole in the
manure and put in new plants next spring.

 Now to find the time to put in some pole beans.
 Callie Calico
 Jerry covering some of the hay.
 A young porcupine up a tree.

 We still have 10 lambs available for sale.
$150 each.
I am keeping one more female.
Carl the Cow's twin sister. 
Cara (as in Car (soft) a)

 That would be Cara with the hay on her head.
Patty Duke is to the right and slightly behind her
(in the picture below). He brother Carl is behind right
(in the picture above)

 Jack Black

 Looking toward the boys.
 The girls.

 Nea and Noggen.

 Yes, I know my ceilings are covered with spider
webs. We like our spiders. They keep the fly population
under control. As do the Phoebes. But, the 3 babies in 
the nest next to the light are so LOUD!!!

 The cabbage and broccoli are doing well.
But, then again, his nibs has been watering
this garden every couple of days or so.
 One of the upper gardens. There is some lettuce
growing along the stone wall. I need to plant some
more. In the weeds are peas.

See the pea pod?

Hopefully the video works on here.
The lambs are so cute!

Stay cool and have a good night all!

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