|South of the barn.|
22 May 2016
|East over the barn.|
22 May 2016
|This is my favorite photo this week.|
Quin is petting River.
She is a sweet, friendly goat-kid because she still gets a bottle every day.
|This is the chicken that is blind in one eye.|
She thinks she is special so she lives in the barn most of the time.
She jumps in the grain bin when I open it to get out grain for Echo and the milk goats!
|This week we were able to get some free tomato seedlings, and buy a few other seedlings.|
We replanted them in yogurt cups and they are under special grow lights until they are big enough to put outside in the garden.
|Wow! That's a lot of milk in the refrigerator!|
This is what happens when the cow gives 4-5 gallons of milk a day.
If she gives 4 gallons every day for a week, how much milk do we get each week?
|This is a picture of my Mother's Day present.|
My children got me a new fountain for the front flower bed.
I teach guitar during the week and I love to hear the fountain going while I'm teaching.
I sit right near the window that's closest to the fountain.
I even put some goldfish in the fountain!
|He's so cute!|
He has a halter on, and he has a blue and green lead rope.
|Echo is a wonderful cow.|
My friend called her a 'fairy tale cow' because
she does things that most other cows won't do.
She lets the baby goats have a snack!
|The turkey hen didn't want to get off her nest, even when her eggs didn't hatch.|
So I put a bunch of chicken eggs under her.
We'll see if she can hatch out chicken eggs!
She started sitting on them last Saturday.
They should hatch in 21 days.
|Do you see the tape measure around Misty?|
That's how we 'weigh' the goats.
But Misty and Annie are too big for the weight tape!
|These are the two places we measure on the goat.|
|These are Misty's measurements.|
|This is about how much Misty weighs.|
|These are Annie's measurements.|
|This is about how much Annie weighs.|
|One of the best things about living on a farm is that children love to visit.|
Here are my grandsons heading out to the barn to do the chores with Papa one morning.
Sometimes they come early in the morning, or stay overnight.
They love to help with the chores.
Their favorite chore is finding eggs.
|It has been cold and rainy lately.|
Stumpy found a nice place to sit in the barn so he can stay warm and dry.
It's so fun to come out in the morning and see this cute calf!
|Echo loves the attention from the visitors.|
|Visiting the bucks (boy goats).|
|This is my favorite picture of the visitors!|
Echo loved them because they were all so kind!
|I made cottage cheese.|
|Gouda starts as curds, like cottage cheese.|
|Then it gets pressed into a round mold.|
A mold is something that makes a shape,
it's not the green stuff that grows on old bread.
|After it is pressed it has to sit in salty water called brine for about 12 hours.|
|I've been trying to get a good photo or video of Echo, Stumpy, and the goat kids.|
It's pretty hard to have the camera ready when they are ready!
The goat kids love Echo, and they love to play with Stumpy.
You can see in the photo that Echo doesn't mind the little kids at all.
We love this cow!
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|This is the friendliest chicken on the farm.|
She doesn't have a name, but if you can think of a good one, I'll name her.
|She is handicapped because she is blind in one eye.|
Something happened to this eye, we don't know what it was.
Her eye got an infection, then it went blind.
She still lays eggs, and I like her because she's so friendly.
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|This little hen is sitting on eggs!|
She started on Wednesday, 27 April.
Chicken eggs hatch out in about 21 days.
We're hoping they hatch!
|Here are the two new chicks with their mama hen.|