Wednesday, September 23, 2009

All Things New

Wow! It has been so long since my last post! I decided to do just a big post to catch everyone up. Things are finally starting to settle down a little near the end of a VERY busy September. We are losing light fast these days and the weather has been quite crisp. It is already time to switch our clothes over I guess. We have had a couple of frosts which is good weather for the apples to sweeten up, unfortunately I wish we could have had nicer weather longer. We have had a couple of nice days though, so it will help transition us into fall weather. Animals keep growing and being added it seems like almost constantly. Here are the latest pictures. I was able take all these pictures with my camera although some didn't come out great. It is very hit or miss to get a good picture. It seems as though I may have to get a new one :(

Here is our beautiful Appaloosa, Cainy. She is very sweet, however, like any other horse she has tried to pull some silly stuff while lunging or riding.

Our meat chicks are growing fast! Right now they are still kind of cute, but not for long!

This is our newest calf, Jasper. We are VERY thankful he is healthy unlike Trey. Although he is definately not the smartest thing, I would take that over being a sick cow! Isn't he cute though!?!?

Here is Izzy. She is very sociable and loves us to play and visit her. She is now outside in her fenced in area and loves to root around.

We have a start on our winter hay for the animals.

Here is Trey with Jasper in the background. He is finally healthy!! He got loose today because the lunge line broke so we are very thankful he is a people cow and came right to Dad and Chris! I guess all the time we spent around him will help us with situations like these!

The new chicken house! It is very large and it even has a loft in it! I really like that it has a divider so we can keep grain, corn, etc. in the front part of the house and the chickens can't come trying to run out the door when you open it. Dad did a great job!

Our apple trees are doing great and pretty soon we will be harvesting them! YUM!

Adorable Timmy in the field while the rest of us are putting fencing up for the pig. He was so fascinated by being surrounded by such tall grass he would just stay in one area for a while.
It worked out great! He is clapping to show that he likes being outside in the grass =)
On one of the chilly mornings the fog was rising from a pond in the mountains and the sky was absolutley clear; it was beautiful! I couldn't resist a picture.

Well, for now I think that brings you up to speed. Next month we will be getting about 5 new pigs to raise over the winter for us and others. I am REALLY NOT looking forward to lugging buckets of water to all the animals this winter = (

Until next time

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