A little tid bit from the farm. 

Random stuff from the farm.

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Weeded the onions today. Next to till the paths between. 

Weeded the vining plants also today. 

Gardens are coming along nicely. Right now it’s just a matter of keeping weeds pulled. Later comes the harvesting and canning. Last year we didn’t do much for canning. As we still had a lot from.the year before. But this year we will need to do lots of canning. 

Remington and his pen mate seem to have buddies up finally. But it still doesn’t keep him from jumping out. I tried him in his new pen and he jumped right out. 

I don’t know what I’m gonna do. How does one break a goat from jumping outta his pen. I’ve never had this issue before. 

But good heavens if he doesn’t stop I’m gonna go crazy. I’ve to much stuff going on to be constantly putting him back in his pen. And makes leaving the farm difficult cuz he can be escaping while I’m not home. He could get hurt or run away. 

So that’s my newest challenge. On top of needing to clean the shop up. As it was the catch all for the stuff removed from the hunting/fishing shed(use to be known as the wood shed). And the stuff from the garage. And the stuff from the grainery. 

Grainery nice and clean. Ready to be filled up with straw. I’ve not seen it this clean since we moved here 3 years ago. Ha! 

Also removing the old raised flower beds. We used them a couple times. But didn’t care for them. So I’m working on taking them apart. It’ll end up being where the duck pond goes.  

It’s like a billion things to do. And not enough time to do them all. Doesn’t help that your running on a short warm season. Gotta get it all done before winter. Or it has to wait till next year. 

But anyways that’s all for now. Must get to bed And hopefully sleep off this headache. I’ll blog more tomorrow. 

So to be continued….. 

Never a dull moment. 

More adventures on the farm.

So yesterday we managed to get the grainery/strawbale barn cleaned out. Found way to many mouse nests. With mice still in some. No I’m not afraid of mice. Just not thrilled with them eating holes in things. And going potty on everything. 

Cocoa our dog loves to chase them. She’s managed to get a few. 

Then later that day we had tball practice. That went well. J got to play catcher and first base. He’s gotten so much better this year. 

After that was done we had to head and get our newest farm addition. The drive was nice. I did use Google maps. Cuz well me and directions don’t see eye to eye. Honestly maps and I don’t mesh well either. Ask hubby how it’s gone for him when asking me to be in control of the map/directions. Ha! 

I must say that field road was pretty fun. It wasn’t to over grown with weeds. And we still managed to get to our destination. I think that’s what counts. 

But anyways. We arrived at the gals house a tad early. So we decided to back track to town and grab a snack. 

We got back to her place to sit and wait and wait and wait. She was suppose to be there at 8 then it was 8:30ish. Then I don’t know. She didn’t arrive till 9:15pm. 

Not great for us being that i still needed to milk. J needed to get to bed. I’d still need to get Remington our newest member settled in at our place. Not to mention the drive home. 

Such is life. After getting Remington in our crate. Her showing me her goats. She’s also into the minimanchas. So if she ends up with some registered ones I may purchase some. So that I can get the herd I want. 

We didn’t get home till 10:30. I drug my kidding pen into the garage for the night. So that way if Remington got out he’d still be in the safety of the garage. 

And low and behold. Remington jumps clear outta the pen. Thankfully he’s super tame so he was easy to catch. I put him back in his pen. Turn around and he jumps right back out. He gives you this look like what I’m just gonna follow you around. No problem. 

I had to give J the job of watching Remington in his pen. So to keep him from jumping out. That way I could milk. 

Milking done. I then grabbed my little doeling that will be Remingtons pen mate for now. I thought he’d stay in the pen now that he had a buddy. Nope I was wrong. He stuck his nose up at her. And jumped right out. 

Seriously. I’ve owned goats for 3 years now. I’ve never had such an issue. I’m grateful he’s tame so I could get him back in.  I had to put a top on the pen to stop the jumping out. 

Once the top was in place the kids settled down for the night. The little doeling wasn’t to pleased this was the first time away from her mom. But she’s fine now. She calls for her mom from time to time. 

This was a great thing for my doeling (sadly she’s not named yet.)  But she has tamed up. She doesn’t run from us now. 

This morning both kids are good. I think I’ll keep them in their pen till Thursday. Since the weather isn’t very good today. And I have to be gone tomorrow. 

Not gonna lie though I’m exhausted. I didn’t get to bed till midnight.  Then was up at 5 switching laundry around. And getting hubby off to work.  

Now J has his friend over for the day. So hoping it goes well. 

But I’m must run and keep an eye on them both. To make sure boredom doesn’t strike. Ha! 

This is Remington. I’ll get better pictures of him later today once I’m not tending to two 6 and a half year olds. 

This is my little doeling. As you can see they haven’t quite warmed up to each other yet. Sleeping on opposites sides of their pen. 

These two will be a breeding pair. I’m curious to see what their kids will look like. I truly hope they get their dad’s blue eyes. 

Baby goat and cocoa. 

Never a dull moment.

This video cracks me up everyone I watch it. Our dog cocoa was a bit unsure of the baby goat. She did her best not to let the baby touch her. 

She wasn’t to keen on me letting the little goats inside. Ha! Totally intruding on her turf. The goat in the video was one from the kidding this spring. I sold him to a nice family. 

Farm critters. 

More animal introductions.

This here is Max. Our pony. He is 16 years old. We bought him last year at an livestock auction. He waa in pretty tough shape. But after some tlc he was great. J loves to sit and take rides on him. Still looking for a pony saddle so I can feel a bit safer with him riding max. 

He just had his hooves trimmed Tuesday. And a good brushing before put out in the pasture with our heifer and steer.  

Here is our heifer(baby girl) she was a twin to another heifer but her twin died. She is a full jersey.  She is 3 years old. We are getting a jersey bull to breed her. Hopefully be breeding her come July of this year. 

And then you have Edgar our black Angus steer. He’s just over a year. And if he grows as we expect. He’ll be headed off to the butcher. Which is hard cause I’ve raised him. He was a bottle baby. We bought him at the same auction we got Max at. 

Here are the 7 piglets. They’ll be 2 weeks old this Saturday. They will be headed to their new home around June 24th. They are going to one of my regular customers. He may even take the piglets that are expected to arrive in September. It’s looking like outta this litter there was only 2 gilts and the rest boars. They tend to have more males then females. 

This is Remington he’s gonna be the newest member on the farm. He’s a register Nigerian buck. He has BLUE eyes!! Which is awesome. So hopefully his babies have blue eyes. We’ll know next spring. He gets to breed 2. One lamancha and then my newest Nigerian doe. 

This is cocoa. Shes a chocolate lab mix. She was a rescue pup. We got her a month after we had J. It was interesting, newborn baby and a pup. I don’t suggest it! 

Oh  Don’t let this picture fool you i don’t feed her lol. Okay okay yes I do. Ha! Hubby says it’s extremely obvious cuz everytime I have food this is where you’ll find her.  I’m like nah it’s cause she loves me so very much! Ha!  

So there’s a few more of our of critters. 

More gardening.

Time to start planting…..

Today I began the process of planting the gardens. Not my most favorite thing to do. But alas it has to be done.

Had the goats out also. Which made for a interesting twist on the gardening. And if that all wasn’t enough work. I had to fix some fencing for my cows. So I could move them to the new pasture. So theyd leave my duck nest alone(I had a duck decide to nest in the middle of my cows hay bale). Soooo I’ve gotta keep a lookout for that.

After all that was said and done. I did manage to get potatoes and onions planted. And yeah my rows no matter how hard I try. They never end up straight.20170515_143826

Then I got 2 rows of green beans planted. Plus carrots and radishes. 20170515_151932

Still have corn, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, water melon, tomatoes and peppers yet. But I’m getting there!

Soooo…..to..be..continued…