Grand opening just around the corner

Grand opening just around the corner
These days are filled with tension and excitement as the Grand Opening Day approaches. The Big day is this Saturday, September 7th. Yesterday we got the threshing machine ready. Today we are putting the final touches on the MooTell, the Snoop House and the Welcome Center. Need to work in a little grass cutting in ...

Spring farm photos

Spring farm photos
Spring is making a slow entrance this year. Here are some recent photos Lilacs, very late this year, fill the air with a sweet, wonderful fragrance. Mrs Ed and Dallas picking bouquets for the kitchen The rabbits enjoy being outdoors in their new three story rabbit hut. Winston, senior farm dog, checks them out. Spring ...

Moving day

Moving day
Today was moving day for Gladys and Lucile, the two resident potbelly pigs. Working around the rain drops these past two weeks, I finally finished the new Piggery. My original plan was to tuck the piggery under the old truck which serves as a hay shed for the lambing barn. Winter put the project on ...

Time to “Name that Dog” 5

Time to
You wouldn’t think naming a dog would be so interesting. After I posted “Ruffing it”, Matt and I received many suggestions. Thank you all! This dog is the son of Winston and Rosie. Born blind, under humble circumstances, he and his seven litter mates emerged from under a small storage shed on or about October ...

Mr. Ed’s Dogs : Ruffing it on the farm 3

Mr. Ed's Dogs : Ruffing it on the farm
This is Winston, senior dog of the farm. Born in 2007, he came from my sister Gloria. His mother Lucy was a collie, his father Sam was a border collie. What he lacks in border collie intensity, he makes up with loyalty. He likes to play fetch but won’t give the ball back. He greets ...

Meet Mr. Ed’s horses 1

Meet Mr. Ed's horses
Here are some new pictures of Mr. Ed’s horses . This is Sam. He is a Spotted Draft Horse. Big, handsome with a great personality and work ethic. Sam’s sister Sue is all white. This is “Sweetie”. A little brown mare, she is the newest member of the herd. My friend DJ calls her “Tootsie” ...

FIRE!

FIRE!
It was a long time ago. I was at the age when I liked to help but was probably more in the way than helpful. I was there. I remember it in vivid detail. The fear I felt still gripes me when I think about it today, just as it did back that night in ...

The burdens of brotherhood 1

The burdens of brotherhood
Growing up in a big farm family involves growing through stages. For example, clothing is handed down from older to younger. Theoretically the oldest boy or girl is the luckiest because they get to be first time wearers. I don’t know if that was true in our family as clothing often came from the older ...

Oopsy-daisy 1

Oopsy-daisy
March snow storms are memorable. Just when you think spring is here, Mother Nature snaps you back to reality. Either that or it is just part of the state hockey tournament tradition. Watching the snow swirl around outside this morning reminds me of the March morning that tipped my world upside down and left me ...

Do sheep need amusement too? 1

Do sheep need amusement too?
Males, in the world of livestock, fall into two categories, lucky or unlucky. Without going into great detail, farmers don’t need a one to one ratio of male to female animals to raise more animals. One rooster can enable many hens to produce eggs which can be hatched into new chickens. One good bull is ...