Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Billy goat photobomb and such

The first weekend of February was absolutely awesome.  Warm and to top it off, I had 3 days off.  Yep, I did just say 3 DAYS OFF.

 some of the babies all piled up under the wheelbarrow.  Too bad I ruined the nap when I moved it cleaning up the winter hay mess.
 I was actually trying to get Carmels baby playing in the feed bowl but she stepped up in the way.  The Billy tho, he couldn't be left out and he photobombed it perfectly!
 Grizz says he's a good boy and he didn't tear the trash up.  He grinned to convince me of his sincerity, LOL.
The kitchen garden in it glorious messiness with all the over growth from last year still in there.
 The Chomper says he doesn't care if it's 55F, he's gonna lay right under the fireplace anyway.
 Some of the winter hatch out roaming the fenceline.
 one of the triplets checking the feed for freshness
 Started turning the garden over, getting ready for planting
The over growth, weeds etc being burned off in a pile.

Eh, as always, it's 2 steps forawrd, one back around here.  Lost the water pump on the trusty rusty s-10 today.  Dang thing is pouring out the weep hole.  Gonna have to wait until Sunday ( my only day off this week) to get it done and changed out.  Dang thing couldn't have given up the ghost during my 3 days off when it was nice and warm, oh no.

Oh, BTW, I already seed started!  I can hear Scifichick "snorking" because she just won the bet.... 


Saturday, January 9, 2016

For Cripe Sake!

Yep, it's raining again!  I keep looking for Noah to float by.  This round comes with a nasty cold snap and it will be below freezing for a few days.  Hope Baby goat doesn't decide to pop right in the middle of it.

So far, 5 babies in the barn.  Yep, it's goat kid picture time, hehehehe


Yah, I know, that first one is fuzzy.  It didn't look fuzzy in the camera lens!  Eh, my batteries were about shot.  The triplets are doing great.  The 2 blacks and the tri-colored are all Tinkers, the single carmel colored one is Sadies.  The fat little kinder goat tri-colored spit fire ran from me when I tried to get her picture.  She's camera shy and a rascal.  Typical Delta baby.  So, who is left to kid?  Baby of course, she is huge!  The 2 yearlings too.  Hope I can catch them right away so I won't have a repeat of the other yearlings dead twins.

The garden porn is starting to show up in the mailbox and I'm already thinking of seed stating.  Of course I am!  Hard to not think of it, it's my favorite time of year!  I'm hoping to have the garden turned over and ready to go early this spring.  I've given up on help doing that.  It's unreliable and a waste of time waiting for others big dreams and promises to be fulfilled.  So, I'll just do it myself and not worry about it.  Just don't have the time to wait on others to mess my plans and farming future up.  This past year was miserable, my fault for relying on the help that didn't come as promised.  Lesson learned.  Move on.

The off farm job kept me from profiting from the holidays.  Kind of a burn but eh, sometimes ya just gotta do what you gotta do.  Still, it could have come in handy finance wise.  Missed a bunch of catering business from lack of time and missed a couple of markets I could have presented my crochet, quilts and goats milk soap in.  Eh, I have plans to remedy that as well. 

Today, I have pretty well screwed around and not got much accomplished.  It's been cold and rainy and the lack of sunshine makes me melancholy.  So, I have one of the shelves I built the year before last half taken apart in the front room.  I'm re purposing it into a 3 level rabbit hutch for the mini bunnies I've been raising in the house. It needs done but eh, I just don't feel that super motivated today.  Guess I better do something with it, LOL

Until next time................

Monday, December 28, 2015

Monsoon Season

As many of you know, it's been raining/storming around here.  In some places, the rain is now snow (Texas).  Well, this afternoon, the monsoon let up and the clouds broke.  What appeared in the sky?  God's promise to never flood the world again.,  Came close but no cigar!  LOL

Yep, that was a complete rainbow, side to side with a second partial bow above it.  Thanks Ethan for getting the panoramic photo for me.

The farm critters are all happy to see the rain quit, the poor chickens kept giving me the death stare this morning while wading thru the slop in the coop.  going to have to do something about that.  Can't have chickens swimming.....


Saturday, December 26, 2015

The critter that rules the roost

Welcome to the farm, Little Critter!  Born Monday morning and has turned the farm upside down!