Monday, January 25, 2010

that time of year

It's still winter but we have been having a spell of very warm weather wet but warm...

The grass seems to think it's early march as do the chickens - there gonna get a rude awakening if or should I say when we get a cold snap... which I shouldn't talk about as we are down to about 1 and a 1/2 cords of wood...

lots of spring growth! which the animals all LOVE~

we are at 4 dozen a day now and more on the way ... when spring really comes in earnest!
if there are any locals that would like eggs there are for sale here at the farm. just drop me an e-mail

Drove horses both days this weekend! Sundays work was in the rain they boys took it well I think we minded it more than they did... and so since the harness was soaking wet (not something you want to do all the time) I figured I may as well scrub and oil it as I've been wanting to get that done for a while... I've started to really get excited about the upcoming plowing competition in February in WA (the 20th to be exact:) and have been slowly getting me my boys and equipment ready. (shoot I even had a dream abotu it last night : )

before scrub and oil

after scrub and oil : ) and a little elbow grease polish to the old brass : )

Also Josephine and I have been bonding a bit more of late she has finally decided me being right up next to her is ok with her and scratching her is a VERY good thing.. cows really don't' tend to like to be touched and handled unless there dairy cows that have been handled since birth - gentling a cow takes a lot of patience - it has taking 2 years of sweet talking Josephine to get her to trust me enough to hang out for scratches!! pretty nice really and boy is she soft!!!

A tree we just lost in the wet pink dusk light.


Cecelia (CC) said...

A collar and hames...there's not much deeper definition of a working farm than that. They are the sign of a partnership of hard work...and, come to think of it, of the wisdom of a woman...pushing from the hindquarters not pulling from the shoulders.

"The world moves on a woman's hips / The world moves and it swivels and bops / The world moves on a woman's hips / The world moves and it bounces and hops" ...thanks, David Byrne, Adrian Belew and Brian Eno. My sister proves you true!

Clare Carver said...

ahh you are too sweet - if the world moves on my hips that explains why there are so generous : )

noble pig said...

The eggs are beautiful.

Michael said...

What gorgeous light. It feels so good to give something love. The harness looks great. I love looking forward to trips, sometimes it is the best part. What fun to actually dream about it.