Thursday, January 7, 2010

officially 'working the land' and fozzy the bear



So every time I look at my cow Josephine (especially in winter) I think of Fozzy the bear - she's a VERY friendly cow and her ears just make me think of that particular fuzzy Muppet... see what you think - any comparison to you??





speaking of hair! sometimes I wonder how this guy sees ...





sooo in other farm news - Duane (once again) has hooked me up!! He found me the exact harrow for my place and a great deal on it to boot! that's the benefit of having done this farming thing for generations - Thanks Duane!... It's a pasture harrow which is perfectly suited to the type of work we are doing with rotational grazing --it's used for working up ground that 's been grazed, aerating as just spreading manure around to fertilize and work in it (which is what we did today) it's pretty wet so we didn't work a lot just experimented with a small piece - I have a few adjustments to make to the chain length etc but as usual the boys where super stars!! So we are starting to get them working around here in useful ways perhaps the hubs will stop calling them 'the stinks' and say "hey can we use your horses".. that will be when I KNOW we've arrived ...





my friend Laura has been coming over and working the horses with me as there is safety and more fun in numbers - she also has been taking hummer for short rides after we work which is great for him!





I think there's somethin' going on between these two I saw this sappy lovey look in hummers eye today when Laura showed up- and he looks pretty happy when she on his back... and I know Laura loves hummer - I understand he's solid GOLD!



This is just a farm shot at the am feeding - I crack up almost every morning I show up with my bucket of grain for the girls they come all at once and they really make a lot of noise with there feet I swear I can feel the rumble as 100 chickens come running at me in the morning... it is about 500 to 600 #'s of chicken after all : )

6 comments:

Cecelia (CC) said...

They Definitely have a secret going on. Look at those ears, and that sly grin...I see it in his feet. They look A-OK. Way to share.

Clare Carver said...

: ) -- a happy couple

MaryBee said...

Josephine! What a beautiful clean lady she is; and what pristine fat two-legged ladies you have - all of them! And Houston! Wow! How DO you manage to get all your chores done, paint your pictures, create scrumptous meals AND STILL CAPTURE such incredibly perfect photos! You amaze me little sister! Love you TONS - no matter how many quarters you collect. xoxo bee

porter said...

that's a quarter of a ton of chickens coming at you woman!

noble pig said...

Hi there- Found your blog mentioned in the paper. I live in Mcminnville, am planting a vineyard here in the McMinnville AVA and was happy to find your lovely blog. I will be checking back soon, nice to meet you. We seem to have some things in common:).

carver family said...

hi noble pig you'll have to drop me an e-mail and tell me about your project.. cheers! Clare