Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ground Squirrels

I walked into my studio the other day and I saw this little guy feeding on sunflowers.  I couldn't resist he was so cute and in picture 3 his jaws are really full of seed.  He will plant them for me and they will come up next year because he will forget where he planted them.
Farming is coming along got the beans in and now to finish the corn.   Mike is hoping we will have room for the rest of the corn.   Weaned a few more calves by the sign of the moon  love it when they ask me.  What is the next weaning date?   I really like  the farmers almanac you can use it to loose weight, cut hair,  kill weeds, plant and harvest.  Get yourself one for next year good reading also. 
Going to sign off take care and be nice to each other.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Year of the Farmer

You are reading this sign correctly The Great Indiana State Fair and their Sponsor Dow AgriSciences  has named 2015 fair theme to be  "Year of the Farmer" Not that farmers need to be told what to do they are always learning what they can do to better their land and care of their animals. If you want to know more about farming go to the State Fair and see all the the learning experiences at the Glass Barn and all the other buildings.  But it will be special to see this honor unfold.  I imagine if a farmer can walk or even if he is in a wheelchair he will be in the field with the weather we are having   Call it Indian Summer or the summer we didn't have.  On that note I have work to do so  take care and enjoy this weather.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beautiful View


Zeus says forget about the harvest lets just go for a ride.  He is waiting for me.  He has even gotten in the UPS truck looking for a treat.
We are having our Christmas Open House at the shop on the West side of the Martinsville Square on Nov 1, 2014 Refreshments and gifts It will be a winter wonderland
That is all for now take care and watch out for the Farmers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Random Thoughts

 Farming is coming along the guys try to get some corn shelled everyday.  We have had some break downs.  But also we had a grain dryer fire one morning and we have had some mishaps that contribute back to the fire.  We are waiting on parts for the grain leg.  We can only use one grain leg so it restricts  what we can do and how we move grain around.  The cows are good no problems one thing I have to say we haven't run out of pastures for all of them.  That is a good thing. Below is a picture of 2 of my special guys.  The little one has left this earth a couple of months ago so I have been looking for a rescue to replace his cute little being.  
Take care and be careful and watch for slow moving vehicles

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Harvest Begins 2014

 One down and several to go. We have started harvest today there isn't another word for it.  Long hours, food on the run,  and a good nights sleep when it rains. The word out there is our harvest will be good but the prices are bad.  I hope you didn't forget 1.25 a bu several years ago but I know input costs were not as high and neither was land costs or cash rents.  I will leave it there. May God watch over all the Farmers and keep them safe.  Never be in such a hurry as to not think about what you are doing. 
Take care and be kind to each other

Friday, September 12, 2014

Random Thinking


I feel so lucky to see my friend show up today at the feeder he is a Red-bellied Woodpecker  I believe there are 5 different ones that will winter at this feeder love to watch them.  That little finch is wandering who is shaking the feeder as I said this is the first visit this fall.  Happy to know they are OK and still alive.  I am amazed how they survive no bigger then they are I know they are part of the whole: God's Plan, Even when the Hawk swoops in for his Supper

This is a picture that you can light up,  sit on the table or hang in the porch.  Save it from year to year We sold out last week and just got another order  in today. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

The old and the new

 This is now at the entrance of where we have cow in the summer months.  There is also a house that goes with the pasture and some crop ground.  I got to check on the cows as everyone else was busy.
We have mowed hay lets hope for no rain maybe we can get it up
Don't forget to look at the moon tonight.   Take care and be safe
 There is a water tank for the cows to drink.  Always have to make sure everything is working
A charger to keep them safe and not roaming this isn't the wild west

A bluebird box that I envy the first year it is up the bluebirds used it.  I took pictures of them when I went to water earlier this summer

This is a large fungus must be 18 inches across got my attention at first I thought it looked like a turtle at the bottom of the tree.  So what kind of fungus???

This is the old  in  fact it sits across from the water tank and there was a pump below that we turned on to water the cows.  We have used this pasture well over 35 yrs.