What a Difference a Week Makes
April 10, 2022, 5:22 pm
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April 10, 2022

Magee ( I pronounce it Maggie) is a week old already. She is growing so fast it’s hard to believe. This was her first trip outside the barnyard. It was also her first day wearing a halter. She liked the freedom, yet stayed close to momma. The halter didn’t bother her in the least. She only wears it for special occasions and only under my supervision.

She is alert, smart, strong and growing well. Momma has lots of milk and Magee nurses often. Once the pastures dry up a bit more, Magee and mom Amee, will be moved outside to enjoy running, romping and grazing. In the meantime, I will keep my hands on her introducing her to all sorts of things. This makes for a great workhorse in the future.

Farm work is a bit stalled due to the April showers and soggy conditions. No worries, the work will all sort itself out. In the meantime we will enjoy farm babies, sunsets and rainbows!

Pot of Gold

My Pot ofGold

My Pot of Gold

May 31, 2015

It’s hard to believe that we will say good-bye to the month of May today, but it is true. After several extra shifts at work, a long endless list of chores and some rainy weather, I am just a touch behind. I will be happy anyway! The rains have pushed the pastures and hay fields to grow lush and green. It has watered many transplanted plants and is nourishing the growing speltz as it makes its heads of grain.

I work best with a list of stuff to do and pushed for time. What luck! 😮 This year I am right on target. The warm soil will soon get planted with this years garden. A few early plants are growing well and I am sure the main garden will be off and growing soon. I have yet to plant a small field of dent corn for the animals. This small field is mostly to grow next years seed. I saved some nice ears from the best plants. These seeds will provide next years seed with vitality and tailor made for our area. Each year they develop into corn best suited for our area…wonderful process!

Our boar is in with a couple new gilts. They are getting to know each other, sharing meals and sleeping places. In no time at all…they will be sharing families. Next week the entire pig herd will go out on summer pasture. The sows will have their babies in makeshift huts in the open air. The piglets will be born in nests made from straw, weeds and long grass. The little ones will soon follow momma all over the field playing, rooting and nursing in the sunshine and open space.

I am about to enjoy a few days of time off from my off farm job. The projects list will be checked off. I have made many strides in preliminary work. I should be able to whack many things off that list, including some time for family and friends. My farm work pleases me, relieves stress and makes me whole. It is a wonderful thing to know your place in the universe and I truly have found mine.

Somewhere Under the Rainbow
June 25, 2014, 1:25 pm
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Look close, there is a rainbow

Look close, there is a rainbow

June 25, 2014

Rain, rain, go away 😮 We are very wet here. Farming has stopped, at least for today. I am forced to work inside on a few things I really don’t want to do…but they need done too.

I will finish my “inside” list looking forward to getting back outside to all that awaits…even the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.