A wide view of the field. the cows are closer to me in the first 1/3 of the field, the sheep have the second 1/3 of the field.
Sheep. Can you tell the lambs from the moms?
These are Ada's lambs.....they're HUGE.
We also had a piglet break the same night as the storms. Their brand new solar charger won't work. The light still blinks but there is no charge coming from it. I have no idea what is wrong with it...lightening usually just kills it completely. We did manage to get them in a horse stall before the Major and son #1 left on the 8th grade canoe trip. That, of course didn't stop Steve Pig or Annabelle from getting out LAST night....their fence was broken and after crawling through swamp in the rain pulling vegetation for an hour...I managed to get the charge back up to 2 which should hold them. Now I just need to worry about replacing the tire on the tractor that went flat. *rolls eyes*. Seriously, this week has been a test of my patience and endurance as far as this farm is concerned. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude...but I really need to downsize on sheep..and Steve Pig needs to be bacon.
On a POSITIVE note, our garden is mostly in...I'll be able to finish it when the tractor tire gets replaced. And while emptying a garbage pail in the barn to fill with water in case of power outage, we found *ahem* 11 baby bantams freshly hatched. One of the white bantams is hiding with a nest SOMEWHERE...I see her at feeding times occasionally..but never just hanging out so I have a feeling at some point I'll be seeing more chicks in the barn yard. Along with more ducklings. I had to kill 6 because they travelled to Crazy Ladies house
One of the chicks.
Mama and a bunch of the chicks...some of them have the Polish tops going...it's cute.
Meat chicks. They are as stupid as turkey. Seven of them drowned in a puddle during a rain storm instead of going into the barn.
I planted popcorn this year....
and peas, radishes, lettuce and spinach :)
Again with the two ducks incubating a nest. There are two others on two other nests...LOTS of ducklings this year I think.
Mop and Moe
Tomato starts, cucumbers, herbs, cabbage....
I had neighbors stop by my house the other day...they raise sheep up the road and wanted a ram lamb. I love it when people come to me and buy my livestock :) They actually garden at Crazy Ladies house..and she apologized for Crazy Ladies behavior. Nice to know it's not just ME and my imagination...but at the same time...why on earth do I get stuck with these nut jobs?