October 26, 2011

More pumpkins

Tonight the kids painted pumpkins for the grocery store’s pumpkin decorating contest.  


Parker decorated his pumpkin in about 2 1/2 minutes.IMG_9580 IMG_9583

Morgan took about 20 minutes to paint her pumpkin!IMG_9595IMG_9629

October 19, 2011

Hauling Bales

We finished hauling all the bales earlier this week…..all 2,500 of them are home now. 

The bales were scattered through the fields like this one, in ditches and in stacks in the fields.

IMG_3740 - 1IMG_3743IMG_374215 bales are loaded on this wagon.  This is the same wagon that has been used since I was growing up on the farm.  We also have a semi trailer that is used to bring bales in from the ditches and fields farther away.    IMG_3741A bale is put on back of the tractor spike for weight and stability.  IMG_3752    

Now I really wish I had a picture of the hay fences with all the new bales.

October 17, 2011

One BIG cow

I have driven by Salem Sue hundreds of times but can’t remember the last time I actually stopped for a visit.  



September 27, 2011


The other day the kids and I took burgers and shakes out to the field.  Of course the kids had to go for a ride.  


September 26, 2011

The Chickens

I spent the morning cleaning out the chicken coop.  Certainly not the best job around but it needed to be done. The chickens had worked their other bedding into fine particles so it was starting to get dusty in there.  But it really wasn’t that bad to do.  Just put on a face mask and hoody jacket.  The girls really did like it all cleaned up!!



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September 23, 2011


We have been looking for berries, plums or apples of any sort.  Most of these trees in the area did not produce this year.  We have been watching this tree to see how the apples turn out.  We checked it yesterday and found it full of these beautiful little crab-apples.  We picked one full tub of crab-apples today and there are SO many left on the tree.  I see a lot of work ahead of us…..