near miss…

33 degrees out in the flower fields last night. The surrounding mountains all have new snow. I was up early with my trusty (unfrozen 🙂 ) hose to sprinkle the new plantlings with water to keep them from succumbing to frost. I haven’t been back out yet to check on them since the sun has …

Right now on the farm….

…it’s raining. We could hear it coming a long way off. The breeze is out of the east and we can smell the woods. The temperatures are suddenly in the 50’s and it is lovely. This weather reminds me of why we live here. After another brutal winter, it’s kind of like~   “oh yeah. That’s …

We move Maisy into a new paddock every couple days. She eats everything in her smallish area and drops “gifts” in a fairly intense manner. This has a multifold purpose. She eats the top 1/3- 1/2 of all the greens~ not just the choice ones, and she deposits fertilizer throughout. Then we move her to …

Just a quick note to give an update on the farm-goings-on (ahhh~ my grammar has deserted me!) The days are long and mild with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 40’s (however, we did hit 36 last night. Only some not so tough weeds seemed affected.) The pastures are growing fast and thick. …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. SOMEBODY in the family decided to cultivate an infected uterus. And had to have surgery. Unexpectedly. The vet said intact, female dogs over 5 sometimes have issues with infected uterus (uterus’? uterus’s? uteri?). It’s considered an emergency and they have to be removed before they rupture. (the uterus~ …

Warm weather is moving us into true spring. Rachael is home from college. (Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.) The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and …

I have a standing “meeting” on Thursday mornings from 9-11 through the school year (IE: September- May). So this morning I thought I’d slip out to the garden early, before my meeting. It’s light really early~ 0602 (6:02 am for those not familiar with military time or who aren’t nurses or other medical type folks …

Busy, busy….

…busy. I think I’ll rename spring “busy- ness without end, amen”. Nice ring, huh? We have been ramping up the outside work with the warm weather. Two of the kids I have home right now have been trying to fit in yard/ farm work in between baseball practice and college finals.  I have been spending …

what a difference a couple of weeks make

Just a few weeks ago the landscape looked like this~ snow covered, cold wind ruled the land.  We actually had experienced a fairly wicked spring snow.  But then the warm winds came and turned the weather about-face.  And now look! Spring is here! And I was out in the garden and though the temps at …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality. The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …