1/25/14: My 15 year old Sadie dog moved on to chase cows in a greener pasture. She will be sorely missed!
1/7/14: It's been very cold. Pipes freeze, lots of snow, but the cattle are doing well. One steer likes to play in it.
12/10/13: We are putting chains on the tractor tires. I want to say, already, but it's a normal michigan start to winter.
11/19/13: Our grain bin is up on the new cement slab!
11/15/13: We fixed and repaired barn curbs. We put a new floor and an outside slab in for a grain bin.
11/19/13: Today I do!
10/29/13: Teddy, our puppy, is no longer around. She ran up to greet me well I was driving in with the van. I couldn't stop fast enough and she was hit and killed. It's will be rough for awhile but time and God heals hurts. R.I.P. Teddy Bear
10/24/13: We have snow today! It's still coming down. This is the puppy's (Teddy) first snow. She thinks it's fun.
These are my flowers not your nest young lady!
9/25/13-Wednesday: The first fall calf was born. She's beautiful!
9/21/13: Fun at the market.
Tuesday-9/17/13: We are starting to get equipment ready for harvesting.
7/25/13: We put in our grass maze for the harvest party this year. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
So the other day I was playing with the puppies and realized that she had 3 girls and 1 boy! Okay, so I have never sexed puppies before. I at least knew that there was 3 of something and 1 of another!
6/30/13: Here's a shot of my son spraying the beans with garlic spray. Yes I spray my veggies with garlic. The bugs don't appreciate the taste! No worries it washes off.
6/13/13: We received a good amount of rain last night. There is standing water every where. But the funny thing is the pigs shade tarp was so full that they were using it as a pool this morning! I swear that pig is smiling!
5/27/2013: The day of remembrance. I would have liked to have gone to a couple of gravesides and put flowers into place. That was not going to happen on Monday. If those individuals were alive today I'm sure they would understand, one being a farmer and the other a milk hauler, both Veterans. Here's the recap on the day. A glove was sucked into the milk pump, spent part of morning pulling pump apart and repairing. Neighbor needed his hay baled, we have are hay down too. Rain was suppose to come in the evening. It started raining well baling hay. I blew the front tire on the tractor. We went and borrowed tractor from another neighbor. One more field to finish baler broke down. Yes, it's still raining! Hay is still in the field. Three heifers (new moms, new milkers) had their calves. The last calf we had to go find out in the tall grass. She kicked and fought my son, who was trying to keep her in the back of the pickup truck. We didn't finish chores until 10:45pm. It was a long day! But Grandpa would understand why I didn't visit his grave on Memorial Day.
5/14/2013 @ 7:10 Bella had 4 puppies. 1 girl and 3 boys. My son gets the first pick of the litter. But they have to grow a bit!
John finally got to play with his Christmas present today! I was a little disappointed he didn't ask me to ride. But he was a boy with a new toy, so I understand.
5/13/2013 Yes, we got a light frost. I did cover the garden that had young plants poking up. I'm more concerned about the hay, with this frost we can lose 6 inches off the top. After last years drought we need all the hay we can make.