July 24, 2011
Well......It finally happened !!!!!!!! Our long awaited moment happened during the night or early morning hours........Our Oreo had her calf!!!!!!!!!!! I woke up this morning, as the coffee was brewing i walked to the window to check on the sheep, Rosey, that had made several escapes out the fence the other day, and to my surprise....... i spotted something white on the ground up the hill, grabbed the binoculars, and confirmed it was indeed the baby.
I couldn't stand it....I had to get a closer look and get some pictures because hubby is out at work and it will just drive him crazy not to see this cute little thing. She let me walk down a little closer in the field to get a good look. She seemed calm and confident, being her first calf.
Isn't it soooooo cute........Not sure if it's male or female yet. I didn't want to get to close for too long and make her nervous. She is showing all the signs of being a good momma cow, very attentive to her young. When we know the gender we will post it's name along with more pics.
All the new additions to the farm, along with the regulars, are all co-habitating together just fine.
Thanks for stopping by............ more later.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Our pole green beans and butter beans with mammoth sunflowers growing in the center of this circular bed. It turned out better than i expected.
Our fig tree was generous this year, i had to work fast before the bees and wasp ate them up. I was able to make a few batches of strawberry fig preserves. By adding a few boxes of strawberry jello to the cooked figs, everyone thinks they are eating strawberry preserves. Another item grown on this small farm that we are able to utilize, and by making this myself, I'm able to control the amount of sugar that's put into our preserves.
Figs are a good source of potassium and calcium
|Some much needed rain brought greenier pastures|
Remember the baby chicks we got at Easter?....... Well, this is whats left...........The whites, turned out to be cornish hens, so those found their way to the dinner table. I had two reds and this black one, which i turned out with the Barred Rocks when they got old enough. One red didn't make it so im left with these two social ladies. They are busy free ranging and chasing crickets and other insects to fortify their diet, which will inturn improve ours.
|Ramsey and Rosey|