Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's going to be a short work week this week.  My company gives us Good Friday off... it's a German tradition, and in Germany they also take Easter Monday.  I am taking a vacation day Thursday, to get the house cleaned and ready.  The grands are coming, along with Chris's girlfriend, on Friday night.  We have a full work day planned for Saturday, and then I'll go to church early on Easter morning, and come home and we'll have a nice Easter lunch with the kids and their mom. 

Ever since we moved here and found Ranger starving in the county, he has been our faithful companion and friend.  He meets us at the gate and leads in. 

What a great boy he is!
April 3, our first harvest of lettuce!  Keith had a great salad with this tonight.
(Um... when I say "our" I really mean KEITH'S)

Here are three little farm dogs busy in the yard tonight.  I have to stay with Bessie when she goes out, or she slips through the fence to visit her boyfriend Harley next door.
And last... here is the little rooster from the little henhouse who has NEVER been outside that I know of before today.  I told Keith last night not to turn around at one point, because this rooster came to the door unexpectedly.  I have never seen him outside, and have never heard him crow, ever.  I am 98% sure he is a rooster!  He usually stays with Silka, his mother, and two other tiny hens in the dark recesses.  He has a terrible case of bumblefoot, so I am going to start treating him tomorrow.  No one bothers him, so he pretty much laid around and watched everyone.  I finally picked him up and put him back  in ... he is a year old, the only chick that survived the mass killing by the hens last year. 


  1. I hope you have a great time with your family!

  2. Lovely lettuce. The little rooster is cute. Have a great long weekend.

  3. Great farm pictures!
    Love that lettuce harvest too :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, and a very happy Easter!

  4. He's good looking, all right. Congrats on the lettuce. I just planted mine yesterday. Grow babies, grow!

    I have a duck with terrible bumblefoot here. It has been an ordeal getting it to go away. Luckily she's patient.


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