Category Archives: Animals

…and Disappointment Follows

My excitement over the arrival of the turkey chicks yesterday was dampened by their non-arrival. Mike even went to the Post Office to pick up some other parcels and inquired about them. Nope. They got in chickens, ducks, and geese … Continue reading

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Exciting day for…

Exciting day for me today. I am expecting the arrival by mail of fifteen Royal Palm Turkey chicks. These are the beautiful white turkeys (if a turkey can be deemed ‘beautiful’) dressed up in naval Cracker Jack uniforms like swabbies … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes!

(I feel it important to remind my readers that I write off the top of my head, and dash it out on my way out, so proof-reading is limited. Therefore, expect grammar and spelling errors and even more so, expect … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with John Deere

It itches; it is uncomfortable; it is bumpy and red. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am sunburned! It was 80F degrees here yesterday. Unbelieveably warm for March. So I put on summer clothes to work. Only one problem…I forgot the … Continue reading

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Farm Lessons: Life

While picking up the house a little this morning, I glanced out the picture window to see a flock of about thirty wild turkeys courting in the asparagus patch. The toms were fanning their tail feathers and strutting around the … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

A cold, wet nose nudging my warm, bare underarm awoke me at 4:30 this morning. Eddie wanted out. Who was I to say, “no?” One of the attractions to this place, for me, was the lack of fences. I grew … Continue reading

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Do They Miss me?

So much for our 50 degree days recently. The weather turned off colder than a witches…well you know the expression. Fortunately, Mike has taken care of the calves, allowing me to stay warm and toasty in the house and to … Continue reading

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To Sudoku or Not to Sudoku

Here it is mid January and I am feeling like I am so far behind I will never catch up. Next month, Mike will break ground for the garden (if it is not too wet) and plant cool weather vegies like kale, … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

We made some of our first sales and trades this past month, just in time for Christmas. While I was saddened to see them go, our “babies” are going to good homes. Frick and Frack were traded to a dairy … Continue reading

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Wild Thoughts about Calves- (or I think I need more coffee this morning)

I woke up this morning with just of hint of new daylight streaming through the window and the sound of a flock of Canada geese honking as they flew overhead. Outside, the grass was nearly white from the heavy frost … Continue reading

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