Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So today, I would like to show you what is is like when I go to the feed store and to another store to pick up shavings :) Now granted, I had some stuff already in the back seat from an art show I was at over the weekend; it's been raining ever since so I had no ambition to lug it all out of my car! So I guess this is partly my fault.
Here was my front passenger seat....
And here was my back seat....
Need I also mention that I had a bag of horse feed in the trunk as well. Why couldn't I just put all this in my trunk you ask? Don't ask is my answer :)
It is times like this when I should really remember to drive Allen's truck to work. You see though, Allen's truck is now really just a true farm truck! I'd have to feed it oil and transmission fluid and promise not to work it too hard while I had it out. Then give her a good 'ol shock treatment to get 'er going before she might even agree to allowing me to take her. [Yes, we are still discussing the truck].....and thennnnn, if it's raining, I am screwed. The shavings can't go in the the bed because they are not in waterproof bags and I can PROMISE you there isn't enough room for them in the cab! So for now, I will have to settle with the dazed & confused looks of the guys who load up my feed and shavings when they ask if I want them in the trunk! :)
On a side note, here's a new pic of the Farm Manager courtesy of hubby! (I did the graphics;)
P.S. I am typing up this blog in front of the fireplace while we have a fire going :) Probably the last one of the season. It's nice since there is still a chill in the air...but also a tad neccessary since we ran out of heating oil and I REFUSE to call and order more when it is supposed to be in the high 70's by the end of the week ;) Ahhh, life on a farm......
Monday, March 29, 2010
They are getting so big and brave...fighting with each other and walking all over. They are even starting to eat wet food. Momma Cindy scarfs hers down, but she is very picky and still sick so she gets a special wet food mixed with a milk substitue type of solution that helps her gain weight and produce more milk for her kittens!
I'd love to see Momma start putting on more weight and getting a healthier coat, but I know that will come with time and will be easier for her once she is done nursing.
I recieved my order today from Amepix! I ordered a sticker that I posted in a previous blog and these buttons!! I chose these so we can wear them at the farmers markets :) hehehehehe - I am SURE my husband will oppose ;)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So, rather than embarrass myself, as I often do around the Amish, I didn't whip out the camera or ask his permission and try to explain why I wanted to take pictures of him trimming my horses hooves. Instead, I whipped out the cell camera and discreetly snapped a few pics! Hardly the tutorial I envisioned, but better than nothing!
Just another day on the farm....with an Amish hat hanging on my light switch.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Also, for those Clevelander's, check out Slow Food Northern Ohio's Blog. They have a post on how you can help support the Coit Road Farmers Market....so if you're in that area & interested, check it out!
Speaking of Farmer's Markets, we are patiently [anxiously] awaiting to hear from the ones we submitted to for the 2010 season! And, check out this awesome Farmers Market related shirt I found on Etsy! It's by Pursuits of Happiness and I love it!
I cannot wait for warm summer nights when we can use these! We woke up to snow and ice yesterday :/ UGH. This hand made garden lantern is from Onewintrynight. There is tons of cool stuff in this shop, but my brain is on warm, summer mode right night so I chose this!!
Maybe I should have titled my post 'warm summery mode'! Seems my brain is still there for my next favorite find of the week, this Cami Dress from Plum Pretty Sugar. She has all kinds of summer goodness clothing I want to wear NOW! And you can follow Plum Pretty Sugar on Twitter or Facebook.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
We had a very productive weekend in the orchard getting trees pruned. It has left me exhausted and also with this Public Service Announcement straight from the farm, to you...
And now, to reward myself, I am chillin' with my homies :) I was going to do a weekend wrap up in pictures, but honestly, how many pics of us pruning orchard trees do you really want to see!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend while it is still here!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today is National Agriculture Day! What are you going to be doing to celebrate? I will be out on the farm all day, pruning more apple trees, tilling up the gardens, grooming some more shedding horses and anything else that I might find an extra minute to do!
I am also dedicating my Favorite Etsy Finds this week to Agriculture! All items shown were found using the search term "Agriculture" on Etsy! And I might just throw in a snapshot of this beautiful sunrise I am watching through the kitchen window ;) We'll see if I can snap a decent one.
Without further or do.....
I know these might make you take a double glance and say what, but these are 'Seed Bomb Kits' from LAUrban Harvest. This is such a cool concept! They state 'you can toss into empty lots, weedy areas, or otherwise ugly spaces...your seeds will sprout and grow, beautifying the space and producing edible beans...This is a great way to beautify your local area without having to jump fences or trespass'. Now, isn't that a cool idea! Check out their shop - they have lots 'o cool stuff, especially for the 'Urban Farmer'!
I love quilts! It may be my next obsession next to totes and aprons! And this beauty popped up under the 'Agriculture' search! It is called Four Barns and it's made by Pam's Crafts. The back side of it has a smaller barn print fabric. It looks nice & warm and would make the perfect edition to your farm house!
And, I heart this shop, Amepix! A gal name Amanda runs it and she also runs Growing Hope!
This is an organization she founded that is dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access!
Ok, so anyways, are these buttons not the cutest! I already orders  which my unknowing family ;) and myself will be wearing at the farmers markets this year! I will let you guess which ones I ordered ;)
And, I couldn't resist! I HAD TO order this too! I have not the slightest clue where I will put it...somewhere it can be on display at the markets probably, but I love it! Maybe I will stick it on the bumper of the hubby's white truck and see how long before he notices!! Check out all the cool stuff at Amepix!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Allen already has a huge to-do list a mile long for us this weekend so let's hope the weather holds. We need to continue with the tree pruning in the orchard, start tilling the gardens and we're going to attempt to make some of our own compost bins out of wooden skids. We also need to get started on making the cold frame. And the list goes on and on! Who invented the 40 hour work week? It just bites into my time - lol!
Anyways, here are a few pictures to share! Enjoy your Friday :)
Ahh! You know spring has 'sprung' when I can dust off my plastic *palm tree wine glass and take it out to the barn to clean stalls with me ;) *Courtesy of my mother, who didn't think I should be taking a 'real'wine glass with me!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I text back 'A Pawn Shop'? [like, whats the big deal? what am I missing in this picture?]
He texts back 'yea on that show u never seen it?'
I text back 'nope'
He texts back 'Wow you live in a barn or something lol'
I text back 'yes!'
Monday, March 15, 2010
Preface: My husband wanted to 'one up' me and worm the donkey without a halter on. Unfortunately for him, there is no comparisson in trying to worm a 350 pound animal versus an 1100 pound animal ;) So, I am unphased!
Lemme just check the dial so we don't overdose ya.....
Awe c'mon Dais....Don't you like apple flavored wormer?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Warning! Due to the pictures involved, this post is long!
The Farm Manager