Archive for the ‘Critters’ Category

David got the new email subscription set up on SpeedKin so I’ll be doing the blogging there from now on. For those of you that are email subscribers here(Mom!), head on over and subscribe there. I have a backlog of photos to get posted so I’ll get to doing that over the next few days.

See ya there!

(Did I leave ya enough links to the new place yet? SpeedKin.com! :-p )

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Taking turns talking to Steve on the phone.

Discovering evil bugs on the summer squash.

And giant grasshoppers eating everything they can.

Bringing out a few chicks to play (and hopefully eat a bunch of bugs).

As long as we’re here:

The newly seeded spots of beans and cucumbers.

Holy basil going to seed.

Okra loving the heat.

Lemon verbena — the kids love taking a branch in the house to make tea with.

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Before Steve left, some progress was made. None of it makes for good photography but it passes for exciting stuff around here.

The mailbox I’ve been nagging him about for years is finally up and in service. Still needs some sort of closure and a flag but those are small potatoes to worry about later.

The wellhouse is still not finished but Steve wrapped the openings in chicken wire for now so that I can clean & straighten it back up (dog + cats + welding = extreme unneatness) and start lifting weights again without worry about Josie running off every split second I turn my back.

The goats and chickens now have a larger, lusher area to roam and munch. It starts at the west end of the garden and original pen,

heads west along the edge of the driveway,

and down to the road, linking up with the old hog pen (the kids and I will fix it so they can go in there as well in a week or two) and around to the lower garden.

The critters are fat and happy!

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It’s not been a great week to survive life here. A year or two ago, I ran over Duke’s bike and he went without forever. We bought him a new one just this spring and, this week, Steve ran it over. *sigh* Poor, bikeless kid.

We also had another garden/goat/chicken incident and the garden got remunched. Even worse, Kong (the outside dog who has always protected us and the animals) managed to get into the chicken coop since it was open and killed 10 chickens. *double sigh*

Can I get a group sigh?


Some days, that’s all you can do.

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Bird brain

Feed sack string = worm? I pulled it out as much as I could without ripping up some guts, then cut it. We’ll see…

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