Tag Archives: Barn

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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City Girl Images of a Real Farm

At Christmas, a friend gifted Mike with twenty Broad Breasted Bronze turkey chicks, eventhough he knows we have never raised fowl of any kind. Mike did a quick study online to learn everything he could and discovered, for example, that a round brooder … Continue reading

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Amuck, Amuck, Amuck, Amuck: Calf Hocus Pocus

Recently, Mike and I discovered that someone had knocked down a historic rock wall and cut down about a dozen ‘old growth’ walnut trees on our property without our permission. It was not hard to figure out who the culprit was, … Continue reading

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Calf on a Rope

I mentioned last time how much easier it is to direct a young calf to where you want him to be while he is on a lead. That is kind of obvious, I realize, but not as easy as it sounds. … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Calls

If you are a little squeamish over the term “cow poop” or get excitedly upset at the declasse  and somewhat gauche discussion about bodily functions in polite conversation…stop now. This is a story about peeing on the farm. Yes, I … Continue reading

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I Have the Power!

Caddyshack and his son arrived from the city yesterday. As is their custom when they are here on vacation, they like to chip in and help Mike. He planned to work their you-know-whats off yesterday, beginning with cleaning out the … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Mondays

We have a running joke around our house. It seems that every time one of the partners makes the trip down from Chicago to visit, enjoy the farm, and chip in a little elbow grease, it rains. The record holds … Continue reading

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