Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This morning the goats flipped their latch so they help with morning watering chores!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ugh, what a summer. During a year where some parts of the country are flooding we are draught ridden. Seriously draught ridden. Last week Chris said the dry land corn would probably be ruined if we did not get any rain last weekend, however, it’s now been another week of 100F + heat and wind and no rain. I forgot to water the garden Saturday, this is what I found on Sunday.
I thought I’d contact the county to see if they would like to hire our goats to trim down the trees that grown near the phone lines. I had them out grazing Sunday afternoon and they attacked this tree like kids attact ice cream!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Lacey likes to c heck the chickens with me. Today she got the door open!
Here are our girls kid 2 and kid 1. It’s a big day for kid 2, she will be de-horned today. Horns get stuck in fence or cause pain when they head butt you. Meet Cheryl Carey, the woman we got the goats from. She has been awesome in helping us through these firsts. She has a tool that she uses to de horn them. It’s like branding really. She has a tool that heats the area and burns the follicles the horn comes out of. That seals it off so they won’t continue to grown. Li’l one cried hard the first time, but not so much for the second.
Erin takes her back to her momma and some milk!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
With harvest coming Alan got creative and made a combine out of lego'
s. Cool, isn’t it?
Harvest got underway this afternoon and Alan so badly wanted to ride with his father. The sky grew so dark and I thought for sure his baseball game and harvest would be “cancelled” for the night. No such luck (for rain). We not only played, but he played awful, the delay due to the rain completely threw the boy’s concentration. Ugh, it was ugly!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hans is away this weekend playing baseball with the Rattlers in Dodge City KS. Here at home we are preparing for harvest. We had a brief start Wednesday evening and Thursday filled with problems with the one combine and then the wheat was not dry enough to cut over the weekend.
Erin’s goat has been bred and looks very pregnant. We did not intend to breed her this year. The billie busted through the fence while Erin and I were in CO and had 1 afternoon with her. He’s good! She is due in mid August.
Hans’ team had a miserable game tonight, I think they lost 2-10. Hans however, got to pitch and catch and did rather well at both.
Hans is a fantastic stealer and he is so quick even if they do go for him he is usually safe!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Lots of baseball tonight. One thing I like about playing local is we see so many friends in town that we just don’t see very often. Tonight I saw my friend Kim and her 2 kids Karis and Ian. What a blessing both of these little ones is!
Hans’ team struggles this year, but this game was better than some others. He is enjoying getting to play catcher. Erin has a bit of a fan club. She is working with the preschoolers at VBS this week and these are 2 of her peeps!