Friday, October 29, 2010

Around the Farm

It has been a while since I posted the goings on around the farm. The summer was busy and this school year is even more so. We are facing a move in the next year and to be honest, I have avoided posting about the farm because it makes me sad to think we will be leaving so much behind. We have worked so hard to make the property what it is and we have experienced so many blessings. It will be difficult to go but I know there is a new adventure waiting for us.

This was one of the Copper Maran chicks I got just a few months ago. She is big and beautiful and just started laying.

This is the reason these hens are so sought after. On the right is a normal brown egg from one of my Rhode Island Red hens. On the left, the Copper Maran's egg. They are a deep chocolate brown and only get darker as the hen matures. It makes a normal brown egg look white.
This is the sweetest horse that has ever lived. How can you not fall in love with those deep brown eyes?

Miss Prissy is feeling much better. She gave up on her golf ball hatching and is back to her old prissy self. Except she stopped laying eggs. I think she just resigned herself to being an old maid.

The herbs are going to seed and getting ready to go dormant for the winter.

The scarecrow is not doing his job at all. The deer and chicken have devoured what was left of the garden. I am thinking of demoting him to a yard decoration. He is lazy and just stands around all day anyway.

It is very quiet in the pigpen since we took the last hog to the butcher. I miss the squealing and snorting. Also, all kinds of plants have started to grow in there. At first sight it looks like weeds but a closer inspection revealed tons of tomato plants, cucumber vines and squash plants. They are doing better than the plants I started inside, babied and fretted over all season. Next spring, I am just going to throw seeds everywhere and ignore the plants.

I hope you all are enjoying the cooler weather and have a great weekend.

1 comment:

keptwoman said...

You are leaving the farm? :( Will you be back?