Thursday, June 29, 2017

Musings After Nearly a Month

I have been a bad, bad blogger. 

I intend every night to sit down and write a blogpost... and every night, 
I am so tired, I sit and fall asleep in the recliner or on the couch. 

You see, I am doing a lot of this: 

The pasture was not mowed last year, though it 
was burned off. 

It was a mess.  I had Odin's Lawncare come in and bush hog it.... 
(shoutout to Brandon Beary) and then I cut it a week ago for the first time with my own mower. 
I had to go very slowly.  

Then, I got on the mower Monday morning to cut the 1/5th I had not touched last week, and I ended up doing the whole thing again.  It was a beautiful morning, as you can see, and the temps were perfect.  

In the fourth picture is the brush pile where this will go: 

and that 's only PART of it, bwahahahahaha. 

There is a bigger pile east of this one.  Somewhere under there is the round trashburner/hot dog roasting place that Keith built.  I can't wait til it can be used again. 

Pears are growing and ripening.  
I know longer know the variety, but they are very sweet. 

Oh, yes. 

Some of the girls from the Ag have joined me at home in the henspa.  

There are actually 9 there now. 

The first. 

Raccoons continue to visit the deck. 

Longtime readers will remember the little red henhouse, in which I used to keep bantams. 
Keith built this for me to isolate the smaller birds.   
The old henyard, once so sunny, is overgrown and gloomy, but that little henhouse is being put to good use. 

These three little dolls are living it in right now.  They are 13 weeks old, have been vaccinated and neutered, and will be living as supported ferals (supported by me).  They are NOT friendly.  

(turn up your volume)

In another week, I will open the front door, and they will be able to come and go as they please. 
I'll make sure there is food and water, and I'm planning something even better for their winter. 

It has been storming all morning here, and I have not been to the Ag yet, or 
out to take care of my own birds and check on the kittens.  I need to get myself in gear. 

Little Jester went to sleep last night sucking on his bear. 

Tomorrow, I will give you a hint as to what's been happening with the little farmhouse. 


  1. the little hisser's. You know I'm a soft heart for cats. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad that they have been neutered. I have lost count of the strays that we have caught, spayed and neutered.

    I still have ones that we did that with. Now, most of them actually love me. Still have a couple that don't want to be picked up, but I can if we need to vet them.

    I only have the 3 loose outside cats now. Did have 4 strays and neighbor cats coming in to eat, but haven't seen 3 of them in a while. Wave my barn/porch cat might be keeping them out of the yard. For a very fat cat, he can move.

    Good to hear from you Mary Ann. Glad the hens are getting a very good home. You are going to have to get a small tractor or a zero turn to cut that much pasture with any frequency. I can even drive the little John Deere with got a while back. Very easy. And I was terrified of getting on it.

    The things we can do with that little tractor and the price certainly surprised me. They had a package where we could pick a couple of implements. We got the front end loader and the garden tiller. It's been wonderful.

    good to hear from you. have a happy 4th of July!

  2. you sure have been busy! you must feel so good to get so much done.

  3. Hari OM
    You are most definitely not a 'bad blogger'.. you are a busy woman who happens to blog about the busyness from time to time!!! And we your readers are glad of those visits - all the sweeter for their surprise appearance &*> it's looking like some one cares now - and it would be right!!! YAM xx

  4. So good of you to take care of those kittens. I think they will come to appreciate you one day. That pear looks like a Seckel, my all time favorite variety of pear! My seckel tree had no flowers this year :(

  5. lol - Glad you're still "percolating" as my great aunt used to say.

  6. Wow! That looks like a lot of mowing! I figured you were having a busy summer. Take time to rest once in awhile!

  7. You certainly have had a busy month of it. Hope soon, your days can slow down a little.

  8. You have so much life around you! Did you move in yet?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. You are a busy one for sure!
    I don't remember how many acres you have.

    Take some time to rest.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    M : )


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