Our newest addition. 

Farm gained a new member.

So Sunday we made a long trek to pick up our jersey bull. It was a 6 hour round trip. But we now have a bull. Which was very much needed. As we have jersey heifer we want to breed. So come next we if all goes well we should have a little calf. 

So here he is our jersey bull

This is the bull with our heifer. 

This is the heifer. Our black Angus steer. And Max our pony. Before we brought home their new pen mate. 

Small garden update. 

Just a quick little update on the gardens. 

Green beans are coming along. Won’t be to much longer and I’ll be harvesting them.  Then the fun of canning begins. 

Tomatoes are also doing well

I’m very happy with our gardens this year. All are doing well. I’m looking forward to harvesting and enjoying all the produce out of them. 

Lawn mower saga 2.0

Lawn mower 1 Yard 0

Last week was a very busy week. Majority was lots of yard work. As the new mower was to arrive Friday. So J and I was picking up the yard. Moving hay bales onto pallets and to the back of the yard. Took fencing down around gardens. 

Knocked weeds down around the cow pasture. 

Weeded the gardens. 

Here’s the new mower. 

It’s really nice. Hubby was able to get the whole yard mowed in 3 hours. Which is really good considering how large our yard is. 

Before mowing around the corn garden. 

After

The other gardens before mowing. 

After 

Yard and gardens look great. Some minor weed eating needing done now around buildings. But it’s nice to be all caught up on gardens and yard! Now here’s hoping no more lawn mower issues. 

Days are flying by. 

Just life.

We have been super busy lately. Seems like we haven’t had much down time. Last Saturday I went to an auction with a friend, while the guys went fishing with one of theirs.  We all had a great day. I scored some nice stuff. The guys caught some nice fish. 

Oh speaking of fish the weekend before last hubby caught a 5lb 2ounce large mouth bass. We are getting it mounted. 

Then this Sunday we went out with hubby’s family to chuck e cheese for a blended birthday fun, not sure who had more fun. The adults or J ha! 

J went over to visit his grandparents. While hubby and I came home to do chores. J ended up eating an entire box of Swiss cake rolls thanks to his grandma (to say I wasn’t to happy is an understatement). Especially after he threw up in bed in the middle of the night. 

Then Monday J’s friend came over to play. So two boys who are both 6 and a half years old. All day. Where do they get all their energy from. They never stopped moving. While they played. I cleaned out our 3 season porch. Cleaned the goat pasture. Once his friend left we headed straight for tball practice. 

Tuesday I tilled the 4th garden. J and I went for a bike ride. Then the buyers for the 7 piglets came and picked them up. We were also invited for a friends birthday party. But I was to tired to go. 

Wednesday I shampooed all carpets and rugs. Swept and mopped floors. Cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. Then had tball game to go to.  

Today has been a bit slower.  Just the basic farm chores. Gonna rearrange a few things so we can move the hutch I bought at the auction into the house. 

Oh and now we have the lawn mower saga 2.0. As j and I were mowing last Thursday we got half the lawn mowed. As I was mowing up the driveway the mower stopped working. The blades wouldn’t spin. I look and find a pulleye broke. 

It’s not one of the easy ones to fix. You have to take the motor of and even then we don’t know if we can fix it .

So I figured I’d try and get the black mower going. Get the battery put in it  then had to look for a belt to put on it. 

That proved harder then expected. Every belt we had on the farm wasn’t the right size. Went to town the next day drop off the fish to be mounted. Then get a belt. Well that didn’t pan out to say the least. 

No belt for the black mower and red mower is completely broke. This all leads to us mower shopping. We are just looming at which one we want. Then to order.  

Then the fun of mowing the yard. Which needs to be mowed! Just batting a thousand this year with the mower.  Winter I had a plow truck that was constantly breaking down. Talk about frustrating.  

Tomorrow. We may go into town to go garage saleing.  Then it’ll be the weekend. Which sounds like we will be fishing. Shocker right ha! 

Here’s a pic of the 4th garden tilled up. The radishes are done. We can freely pick and eat them. 

Hay bale duck and her ducklings. 

Before she took them outta the nest. She had left to bathe and eat. So I snuck over and got a picture. There’s 13 of them squished in there. 

Here they are out and about. So much fluffy cuteness. They are already sold and onto their new home. I feel so bad for the momma ducks. 

We even sold the last 4 from the 1st batch of ducklings. 

So now we are back to just the original 16 adults. I have 2 for sure sitting on nests. 

Later this year I may keep a few babies so I can have a total of 20 ducks. Be nice to have more hens. 

Duck, duck, duck, no goose…

More ducklings.

Can’t play duck, duck, goose here. I’m short on geese ha! 

Anyways. You all remember hay bale duck 

Well her ducklings hatched today. She hasn’t brought them outta the nest yet. 

If you look very closely in front of her there you can see 2 ducklings. There’s more under her. She’s keeping them well protected and warm. Today of all days was a tad chilly. 

Then my other nesting duck that nested in the weeds. Had gotten off her nest to eat and drink. So I snagged a picture of her nest. Looks like 9 eggs. 

Then I have a new duck laying in the cow barn no pictures to show of that nest yet. But she’s been sitting on it for 6 days now. Takes about 35 days or so for the eggs to hatch. I’ll be curious to see how many days exactly. 

Here’s the 3 mommas from the first round of hatching. And the last 4 of their babies. I swear they all 3 give me such dirty looks now. Can’t blame them i did take their babies. 

Those 4 ducklings have it made 3 moms tending to them. I haven’t decided if I’ll sell those 4 ducklings yet or not. If not now maybe later as adults. So then I’ll know the sexes. Many people are looking for hens vs drakes. 

But hopefully I’ll have more pictures tomorrow of the newest hatching of ducklings…..