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 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.......