Monday, July 13, 2015

More photos!

Here's some shots from around the farm this past week:

Steven's garden is looking especially good so far this year
(you can click on the photo to view it larger)

and we have a set of twins born to my Katahdin ewe (sheep)

and this week we finally had another Boer doe give birth

(she actually had twins, but one was stillborn)

Isn't this little babe cute?

~ Tracy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New babies

Look what hatched out this week!  :-)

She's very protective.  I had a cute little video of her with the ducklings but I haven't been able to upload it from my phone to here.

We also have about 20 chicks from two hens that recently hatched, and of course the lamb twins.  Still waiting on more baby goat kids to arrive any day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fruits of the harvest

I love this time of year when our plants begin to bear fruit.  I know there will be a lot of work involved with harvesting and preserving, but it is still always amazing to me how God designed each plant to bear so much fruit!  Far more than you would think a plant would need to simple reseed itself - no, it produces fruit in abundance - to make sure of its survival!

These currant bushes near our wash-house are especially heavy with berries this year -- which probably means that the gooseberries are also really loaded right now, down in the lower 40.  We haven't had a chance to go check on them - but I hope to this weekend. See if there are enough berries to make a pie for Steven.

The garden has been very good so far this year, as well, with the wonderful rains we have received this year.  This is some of the varieties of squash/zucchini that is currently ready to pick!