summer night sky

It’s 2195 (9:45 pm for those with a military time challenge) and still about an hour from real dark.   I’m going to miss these warm, blissfully long days come January.    

sorry for the absence….

We have been running, running, running doing this~     ….this~   …this~   and this~   But mostly we are doing this~ ….and this… More from the farm when this weekend of baseball is over   🙂 thanks for the photos, Larry     Today’s count: 33 eggs, 2 gallons of milk What’s for …

Right now on the farm…..

…. it’s a little bit early in the morning and I’m sitting at the computer sipping coffee. I’m usually out the door to milk Maisy but today I’m lingering over my to do list for this day. I really have 2 to do lists: one list is my real to do list that includes laundry, …

dog days

The severe heat has passed and we are experiencing more “normal” temperatures. We’ve rolled into a summer routine that consists of milking, feeding of the ‘mules (animals), feeding of the children before they scatter to their prospective places (work, school, baseball, an assortment of all) then any chores that demand immediate attention: IE weeding the …

Hay nose

We’ve had a couple of really nicely coolish days (I’m not sure “really nicely coolish” is proper English, but I’m going with it). Highs only in the 80’s and nights in the 50’s. The animals don’t seem to notice one way or the other. There was a tiny snafu during the hay cutting a couple …

Haying the pastures

It’s mid- July. It’s hot with no rain in sight. It’s time for hay! Our wonderful neighbors to the south have lots of tall, stout, mountain horses that are used to hunt in the backcountry during the fall. So they have big winter hay needs. And they have haying equipment. We just have one fat …

The heat, she is a comin’

This is our weather forecast for the next several days: Today Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 55. Light and variable wind. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around …

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 …

All is well on the northwestern front

It’s been a fairly coolish summer so far, much to my pleasure. But we are expecting a heat wave starting Wednesday with highs in the 90’s. Though I’m from Texas, I’m a big baby in the heat anymore. It IS a dry heat. But 95 is still 95.  We try and start our day’s chores …