Monday, July 30, 2012

Another busy weekend, we went on a day trip to Armstrong to pick up five more Ewes for our herd.
 Quite nice girls and a good size.
 It really is a lovely drive so pretty.
The little town we went to had a storm come through Friday there were trees down, tree branches about. The sad part was seeing some of the cut hay fields under several inches of water. Wow what a waste. The other hay was being turned and it was yellow.
Our herd is at nineteen now so not too bad of a count, a good number for us. I would like to raise a breeding stock so I am going to research the breed on improvements. I may invest in another ram next year.
This is last summers picture. We do not have any wool sheep on the farm now. I miss them but our shearing time was tough our Springs so hard for the animals. This new breed of sheep so far have been quite good.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Today was a serious GOOD day! I accomplished an amazing amount of work, so excited. It was one of those day where it all fell into place it was a good moment. Don't let it fool you, my days are not for the light hearted we work from sun up and sun down but Oh Man am I winning! I even get to smell the lavender while I work. And, my hands are back to normal!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I do not have the most lady like hands on a good day. I work hard every single day. My hands are in dirt, moving hay, pulling weeds. My hands use a hammer, my hands paint. My hands are washed many, many, many times in a course of a day. However this is one to go on record. Horrible spray foam all over them, now dried and nasty.
Not the most lady like look I will tell you.
It will not stop me onto my next project.
I hope you have a wonderful glue free day!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today another valuable lesson was found. Do not use foam insulation without gloves. Do not try to pick it up and replace it. I have tried paint thinner, soap and hot water, nail polish remover, some orange hand cleaner. I wonder how I am going to sleep. In case you are wondering how am I typing...I have plastic wrap on my hands.:)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Only 10 degrees this morning.
 Wow that is a dramatic change. I sure hope our summer is not over.
We have had a lot of thunder storms the ski yesterday just grumbled all afternoon.
 It has been different around here everyone coming go mostly going and mainly me home. The kids growing up sure did happen fast. I am okay with it because they are all happy. The hard part is my husband gone so so much that is new and I am not sure if I like it. yes, we need him to work but...
My projects are going well, slow. The lavender harvest is half way it would be way better if I could quit cutting my fingers. The scissors get me so fast and there is nothing good with trying to work with band aids on all your fingers :)
I hope your weekend is going well. Take time to do something fun!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I hope you are enjoying yourself
relax and smell the flowers

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We are enjoying summer.
The hot beautiful weather. We have been having a lot of thunder and lightening which we do not usually get.
Projects, dreams and work all happening on the farm.
The animals seem to be well. Enjoying the abundance of green grass, the warm days. The goats fly a hundred miles an hour at the first rain drop.

I hope your summer is going well.
 Take the time do something you enjoy

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Summer is upon on the gardens are full we just need the sunshine to stay more than a second.
We are busy building.
My family is a bit sick of me with my projects so I had better not pick such hard ones for the next while.
Sheep are molting which looks very funny. We do not shear this breed.They all seem quite content.
My ram is proving to be a jerk. Amazing how lovable he is one minute and tries to get me the next.

My goats look amazing. So bright and shiny even brown goat is doing well. She looks old but she sure is loving the summer. I must make sure she does not get bred this winter. I think that will be best for her. No easy task though.
The goats are so bad though. They climb on everything working the fences constantly.
One thing when we had the Angora Goats they were rough on each other but actually really well behaved.
Well off to run the farm.
Have a wonderful day.
my oldest brothers
Happy Birthday Glen.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Hope your day was fun and full of Celebration!
We worked on my new project. I am very grateful for my sons and husband who helped me.
I sure do wish I could do it myself though. Ahh get me up on a ladder and I get all wobbly. I hate it, I have so much I want to do and can't.
Well I am off to bed tomorrow our oldest daughter celebrates her birthday.
Cake for us!!