Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Back to easier chores

The butchering of the Xrock meat birds is done and over with. We had ours and the neighbors. Some of the process.









The pen is cleaned and the turkeys installed.




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We can see the end, of fence work that is.

The last part of the new fence that had to go up is being finished. A tree had to be gotten out of the way first and now the way is clear for the fence.


Fencing equipment.

Our friends mules are here enjoying the pastures and they just love to run in the upper field. They will be in the lower field maybe today when the fence is finished. They run up to the gate and have to stop right now and look at us like come on we used to run over there!

The farm truck is back on 4 wheels, Yay!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Lilacs Are A Blooming

Our lilac bushes finally bloomed this week. They smell wonderful.

The apple tree bloomed as well.

Looks like it is time to cut the rhubarb for the first time as well.

The truck is still awaiting some parts that had to be ordered. This was a couple days ago.

Today was another fence days, a lot of it in the rain.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cracked Rotor

Well the 4 wheel drive farm truck has a cracked rotor. Ba humbug.

So hubby and grandson C decided we might as well replace the seals as well as the rotor and all we wanted to do is change the brakes.
Sunset
 Wild turkey



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Class Taught and Fencing Work On Going

We did a Bug Out Bag class also called a BOB and or 72/96 hour kit a week ago. Information booklets were made up and handed out. Along with some tasting of dried foods.


The fencing around the place is being worked on. The upper field fence was cut by what must have been a poacher getting something out of our field. So that has been repaired and of course there was more to it then that as a fence brace had to have the post concreted in and a cross post put in.

Monday we are hoping to get the brakes put on the farm truck. A grandson is coming up to help which is nice.

Today I cut chives and I picked asparagus. Will cut one of the rhubarb patches next week. I have frozen fruit that is thawing and will also be canned up next week.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Lilli got her summer hair cut.

With the weather starting to warm up Lilli was just way to hot. She also needed a good cleaning after the winter. her undercoat was just too thick. She is now wearing one of my t-shirts as it was a cool day again here today. But she just loved being free of all that hair. She was acting a lot sprier. The first pic is from this last Feb.


I did get a couple of pictures of the blooming trees. Magnolias.


Took this one on the way home last night.




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Raining on our parade

We have been trying to get back outside to work. We have had tons and tons of rain and it has pretty well taken care of the snow. We did manage to get 2 of our scrap piles mostly burned.
First DH had to divine where our wiring went to the well house to make sure the one pile wasn't over them. This works very well for wire, pipes and anything buried in the ground in a straight line. This was 2 weeks ago. Now the only snow is in the higher drifts, under the tree line and above us at about 4,500 feet.


We can't start the fence work until the ground hardens up. No way to tighten the field fences. So that will have to wait.

We did pick up the meat birds, some belong to the neighbor and we will raise then here with ours, 5 turkeys bought 3 and 2 were free as they were getting to big. We also picked up a dozen Jersey Giant chickens. The Jersey's are supposed to lay dark chocolate brown eggs.