April 30, 2012 by Oregon Sunshine
Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to lately around the farm:
Moo's colorful shed out
My brother's visit- he drove 3000 miles to cut up some trees for us.
More of my brother's handy work. It's so much easier to see off the deck without that silly, overgrown arborvitae in the way! As you can see, it was also in an obnoxious place at the bottom of the stairs.
Peeps! Some for eating, some for laying.
More peeps! These are Black Jersey Giants. They remind me of pandas when they're little with their coloring, but will turn all black as grown ups. They are slower to mature and will be HUGE chickens, weighing on average as much as a small turkey. These are to be layers for now.
Birthday present for Bad Pants. :)
Some of BP's handy work (and a Roxanne) to protect new grill from a certain nutty Aussie (coughCOPPERcough). The gate matches the decorative fanning on the deck. The carabiner clip is to keep Rox and Bear from opening the gate. It's located safely away from anywhere Bear could get his jaw stuck on it.
Hay net frustration and suspicion. Mwhahahahahaha! It took them a good 30 minutes to get over it the first time, 15 the second, and were old pros the third time.
In fact, Sugar had to show the other horses how it was done. Here, she pauses from eating to pose for her photo op.
Rox has a new playmate!
Her very own, wiggly, mini-me! That's right! We adopted a new pup from a kill shelter on Saturday. Lyra (puppy) is a Mastiff/Lab x pup, 4 mo old, very shy and under-socialized, with feet larger than Roxanne's, but very quickly coming out of her shell. She's not up for holding still for photo ops now that she realizes we won't eat her.
Beyond this, we’ve just been working on getting stuff done around here. You know, mowing our 2 acre lawn with a push mower because the riding mower that came with the house is really, actually broken. Rolling hay rounds, fixing things, etc.
That’s all that’s new here. How about with you? What’ve you been up to?