Happy 4th!

Maisy’s is giving about 2-2.5 gallons of milk as well as nursing Phil so I am down to milking once a day. Phil has full access to Maisy all day then gets to sleep in a little bachelor pad at night on his own. Maisy is allowed a little momma time through the night where she can eat in peace without a little wild boy calf running this way and that and moving in for a sip of milk just whenever he pleases. Interestingly, this morning one whole quarter of her udder was flat, as in, no milk. Or at least not much milk to be had.

Hmmmm. Maggie was a heavy nurser when she was a calf and she wasn’t even weaned until 11 months old. I wonder if she is taking a small drink of momma’s milk during the night when it’s just the girls in the pasture. I’ll have to be a bit more watchful. And ask our neighbors to watch as well. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Here she is acting all innocent. Humph. We will watch.

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What a toot….Yes, Maggie~ I’m talking about you!

The piglets are so in love with their food. I can’t even get them to look up for a good picture.

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All they do these days is eat and sleep. I guess I can’t blame them. To just sleep and eat all day would be lovely.

Now that the weather is warming up, the garden should take off. Surprisingly, the poppies are still blooming. But I’m sure that this bout of 90+ weather we’re about to have will change that. So we will enjoy them while they are with us.

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The poppies were so nice this year. We got A LOT of poppy seeds from these babies. So we should have LOTS of poppies next year to share.

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Can’t wait for next summer.  (I think that’s the mantra of farmers everywhere: next year)

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The snaps are juuuust starting to bloom. Ahhh. I can’t wait! And the potatoes! And the green and purple beans are really starting to grow fast! And the cosmos! They are starting to bloom too!

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But I’m not going to show you pictures of the tomatoes. Tomatoes: my-every-summer-failure. Oh well, there’s always next year. (hahaha! There it is again~ next year!)

But enough dreaming. I must buzz. I have an apple pie to get into the oven.

Have a safe and wonderful fourth of July. Don’t eat too much! And remember to stop for just a second to be thankful for those who made/ make our independence a reality. 🙂

Paradise~ just north of nowhere!

Today’s count: 2.5 gallons of milk, 39 eggs.

What’s for supper: Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, APPLE PIE!!! Yippee!!!

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind. Tonight clear, with a low around 51. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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