Saturday, May 8, 2010

Long Time No Blog

Well,as most of my farm friends know, some times it just gets unbelievably busy and that has happened to me these last few weeks! At last I feel somewhat in balance and caught up now! The garden is going good,babies are growing, the weather has been agreeable, my machine gun sneezing has stopped and the seemingly endless trips to the chiropractor are fewer. Because you all know how it is,when you are at you absolute busiest is when your body falls apart!  Middle age..phtzst ! The most important and best thing ,Hubby is home!



Nibble's boys,Tube Sock and Hoss, are almost ready to go to new homes.I have to admit  I will be sad to see them go .They are so sweet and tame...but we already have a wether,Butter Bean,so  we can't really keep two more.They will make wonderful pets for some one and we are going to try and make sure the go to a home that they will be just that and not BBQ.

Doodah's babies are not as tame as Nibble's.They are not wild but they do not have the same disposition as the first two.Bo Diddly is pretty close though....



Harley will come for scratchins' if you sit down somewhere..


Lola will come over eventually but she definitely has a wild side! She is the runt but  in typical runt fashion she is a rooter tooter!



My Buff Orpington hen hatched  9 out of a dozen turkey eggs! So I have 2 other hens sitting on some turkey eggs now. I haven't decided if I want to sell the 9 babies or keep them for us....I think they will sell since Bourbon Reds always seem to sell out at the hatchery's. I guess there is no way of knowing until I try!

We have a batch of baby bunnies...only 4 this time.This doe always looses a few....she had 7.


My batch of bannie chicks are doing great! They are still in a coop since they are not big enough not to be carried off by hawks! I have killed two  5 ft plus chicken snakes this week.One was in the coop,but it was full of golf balls instead of eggs! I am glad because it was in with my girls sitting on the turkey eggs,so many times I have lost the eggs under my broody hens to these snakes!

The font half of the pasture is finally done! We have happy critters in there! Hubby had remarked how Anna Bell, our Dexter calf that was born last spring, has never had that kind of grass in her life.We went straight into drought last spring and no grass grew so she has only had hay. I know grass is best but when nature doesn't cooperate you got to do what you got to do!

The Boy,my baby, only 13 years old ,is now 2 inches taller than me! He is standing at 5 foot 7 inches ! His favorite thing to do is to come up to me and say,"Awww,my short little Momma,"in a voice like he is talking to a baby! 13 years old...yeah!

Being such an old place you would have thought it would be covered with flowers and the like.Nope.The only thing here when we moved in was one,small,half dead rose bush in the front yard. I am working on covering this place with flowers...but it is going to take a while before we get that old home place feel. Here are a few things that looked good this spring...










This was a great year for roses! Here is the white yarrow blooming...I found some red a few days ago and had to buy it! I can't wait to see it bloom!




This is some egg plant in one of my raised beds. That is purple basil behind it and there are some leeks in there too...


 The tomatoes in the raised bed are huge! Some of the ones in the garden are pretty big but not this big! Plus I have some green tomatoes on plants in both places! My mouth is already watering! Of course,in true southern style, the first dozen or so that get big will not get to ripen! Got to fry those yummy  green tomatoes up! If you have never eaten fried green tomatoes you are missing out!


I noticed I have passed my 200th post! I think this calls for a give away! Next week I think.......

16 comments:

IanH said...

Welcome back! You have been busy!

the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful post full of good news and photos. Have a great weekend. Glad everything is growing well.

Beautiful farm.

Sharon said...

Long time no see, (I knew you were busy) you sure have been busy! Growing boys, what can I say, they do that, then they make fun of us. I don't recall telling them they were short!
The Kidlets sure are looking good! Your plants are doing well - so much better than mine!
White yarrow? I always called it Queen Ann's Lace, are they one and the same?
That's a lot of turkeys! Oh, those little bunnies are so cute!
It most certainly is a busy time of year!
Have a great day!

Pricilla said...

Glad you are back! I figured it was busy time!
It's hard to let the little ones go isn't it :(
but at least when you know they are going to good homes....

Guess what? I had to redraw for the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and you won! I had your address already...

Melodie said...

Thanks everyone!

Sharon,no I don't think they are the same.

Pricilla,
Thanks ,I really wanted to win that!And yes it is very hard to let the babies go....

Texan said...

Your flowers are so pretty!!! I so cannot grow roses! Yours looked very good!!! Your tomatoes look great and your eggplant is huge compared to mine LOL :O)... and yes I am with you ... the first few good sized green tomatoes go in the frying pan, tee hee... maybe a Arkansas thing? LOL...

I am so glad your honeyman got home, I know you are thrilled silly :O) ...

Sharon said...

:-), maybe it's just these old eyes......

Teresa said...

It is such a busy time, but it's nice to hear things are going well. It looks like you are well on your way to making the farm look like an old home place. The kids look great!

Julia said...

Whoa what a busy time you've had. With all those baby critters there's lots of tending to do and checking on everyone I would think.

Hope your back is stable now! I know how miserable it feels to have back pain!

I love the rose colored yarrow too. Nice find! Happy spring!

Ruralrose said...

Awesome pictures today! How do you get your roses to grow so well? We have tulips still here! Dropped in while playing hooky from work, stop by when I have more time. This good life we share is hard work. Peace

Kelly said...

It was fun to read about your critters and plants! However, ya better get that leek fixed in your garden or everthing will fall out! ;-) Hahahha, couldn't resist.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you have been busy. I keep saying I am going to plant some roses around here but never seem to get around to it.

Melodie said...

Thanks everyone!

Ruralrose,

I usually choose antique roses from a place in Texas,so i know they are tough and no fuss!

Kelly,
Haha!

goatmilker said...

So good to hear from you. I know how the busy thing is right now. All the babies are so cute. We just had our last two baby goats born this morning. Two girls so that was a bouns. What a nice Mother's day present your hubby got to be home. Well have a great day and remember take a break in bettween all that work. Rebekah

Lin said...

Wow! You sure have a lot going on there! I love how your son "looks down" on you now--I know the feeling. I'm the shortest person in the house now! Funny how things change.

polly's path said...

I was going through Melodie withdrawals. So glad you are back, and it sounds like so much has happened!!!
And don't feel bad-my girl is 12 and we are half a size apart(shoes) and can wear the same jacket. She is also about a few inches away from being taller than me.
The monkey.