Sunshine

Sunshine

Spring must be here!  We have babies everywhere: chicks, piglets, kid goats, calves–even Jim has discovered the great out-of-doors.  He heads out of doors if those doors are left open in his bid to keep up with his favorite playmates.  One of the surest signs of...
New things

New things

Spring’s coming–really it’s got to be.  Even though everyone in this house was feeling the winter blahs today, we’ve got enough babies in the barn that we know we can be looking forward to warmer weather.  It started off with baby pigs.  The...
A Grand Lady

A Grand Lady

This week we are waving our last goodbyes to a grand old lady.  I’m not so sure about the last goodbye part–she will live on in the lives of those of us left behind–goodbyes are messy like that.  I don’t know that it’s right to think of...
Wealthy us

Wealthy us

It’s a gray, yucky day here on the farm.  We’re ready for some liquid sunshine in the form of the cod liver pills we take through the winter.  There’s a nasty cold (maybe flu?) going around, closing schools (except for those fortunate children who...
Fall

Fall

It’s safe to say fall is here.  We’ve been busy beavers.  The boys have been thinning the sparrow population.  These nuisance birds flock together in the fall–one sure sign winter is on its way.  About this time of year they begin to prefer the barn...

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