Saturday, November 07, 2009

Indian Summer

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful fall day ... Lots of dry leaves to crunch under our feet, and plenty of sunshine. And, it was at least 70 degrees! Amazing, considering it wasn't that long ago back in early October when we had 6 inches of snow. This wonderful weather gave us a reprieve, and time to do some last minute things we didn't think we'd get done this fall.

The boys used yesterday afternoon to finish priming and begin the main coat of paint on the barn that was constructed a year ago.
Jonathan's chicks are enjoying the warmth as well. They are replacements for the loss of 40 laying hens at the end of September. That is one item I have wanted to blog about, but just haven't had a lot of extra time lately.

Peter was busy hitting the high spots.

Andrew was up on the ladder, too. You can see the finished product via a video on Andrew's blog .

Jonathan was also on the paint crew.

Sandy the cow is very pregnant, and we estimate her due date to be in the middle of this month. Won't be long before we have our own butter, cream and milk!

Here is one of the kids born last spring. We are trying to decide if we should keep this batch or sell them.

Samson is my buddy, because he knows I will throw things for him to retrieve. This basketball just happened to be handy! As it is, it's full of teeth marks.

I was able to do one of my favorite things yesterday -- hang clothes on my clotheslines!
I have lots to things to write about, but have been concentrating on getting the last of my canning done. At the moment I'm rendering lard and dehydrating onions. Not a very nice smelling combination!


TnFullQuiver said...

Samson is a beautiful shepherd. I miss having one!!
grace and peace,

Marci said...

We are having an indian summer as well. When your boys are done there, send them down here to paint my barns!!! :)

Kelle said...

Enjoying the nice weather here too! I'm ashamed of myself for being so lazy and simply enjoying it, instead of working on painting and other needed chores*wink*

What a blessing the milk, cream and other products of the fresh milk will be! We'll be fresh again in the end of April, beginning of May. I miss the fresh cottage cheese, butter, yogurt and cream for my morning coffee or tea.

Enjoy and thanks for motivating/ shaming me into getting my backside in gear! I need to borrow your boys, I dislike ladders, especially if I have to go up more than three or four rungs, LOL!
Blessings for the remainder of your week,

Homestead Herbs said...

Please send your boys to me when they are done! I've got tons of projects they could work on.

Enjoy the indian summer! We had the first train arrive in Stanley...momentous occasion.