Monday, May 2, 2016

Mothers Day

Pillow for her chair
 Mothers Day is this coming Sunday May 8th I know it comes every year but it just gets here faster now that I am older or maybe it is I am busier,  not sure which it is.    Just a few items for gift ideas.

Farm report:   All of this rain is not good, might have been welcome if it came in July and we were dry but we are still planting crops.  Too wet to do anything and the storms move things around so you have to clean up after it passes through.   Had another calf this morning she was waiting for the storm came.   I guess if we watched the barometric pressure we could learn something about when the  cows will calf.
Hoping for dry weather to finish planting and then to mowing hay this rain has it growing faster than normal.
Take care, until next time

Great for storage


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stars and Stripes Election Year

It is election year and all you have to do is pick up a newspaper or turn on the radio or TV  the air ways are full of people talking  about each other instead of them self.   You as the voter must make a decision.    I will leave it at that

Farm report: We had a couple more calves  they are so darn cute.   Field work is going great guns working long hours but getting that corn in the ground. Expecting a much needed rain the next few days
Take care until next time



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring flowering trees

 Our ornamental flowering crab tree is beautiful and after the flowers leave there are tiny red berries that the birds love.   The wind was blowing when I took this picture and if it rains tonight it will probably be bare by tomorrow.    See the below picture they petals are all over the ground makes it look like snow.
Farm report:  We started planting corn yesterday they will stay with it until it rains, long hours.  The life of a farmer, the love of the job.   I will leave with that.
Take care until next time. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Operation Pollination

As some of you know I am a co-owner  of Berries and Ivy.  We are located in Martinsville, In. on the downtown square.
One of the company's we do business with The Naked Bee  gave 20,000 packets of seed in 2015  to help with the bee pollination  and are doing it again.     We are giving away seed packets on April 23 and 10 percent discount on Naked Bee products.  We need bees to pollinate our crops.

Farm report:  I have seen very little of the guys, they stop by the scales to weigh the anhydrous tanks.  Working ground and still having a calf or two a day,  we will be done for the spring  but will have a few later this year  Can't beat this weather
Take care until next time


Monday, April 11, 2016

Flowering Crabapple

 These 2 woodpeckers stayed on opposite side of the tree from 15 minutes I wasn't sure if they were asleep or just playing cat and mouse.  I believe this is a Red-bellied Woodpecker. This was in the rain today it doesn't stop birds from feeding they will continue even in some of the winds we have had.

This crab apple tree is an ornamental and with the weather we have had I am surprised it is blooming.  One of the prettiest trees in our yard my men folk want to cut it down because it is too close to the house.. 

Farm report:  Got to apply Anhydrous on Sunday and then the rain came and it has rained all night the rain cage  reports 1.40 since midnight.  It rained from 6 pm until 12 but I don't have that figure   The yard, streams and the  White river is showing higher than normal water. 
Surprise another set of twins.
Take care and stay on high ground water is coming up. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Enjoying the birds

 My daughter and I have a home decor store on the square in Martinsville In   These are a few of the items we carry.  We have several pictures that are country scenes.   You can  do a virtual tour of our store google Berries and Ivy.
 I love to watch the birds this woodpecker entertained me this week   I think he was looking for bugs in the feeder
 Farm news we are having a calf or 2 every day.  We got to the field and applied some Anhydrous on this week.  Applied fertilizer where needed and also hauled some grain to the city.    It is the time of year where you can get behind real quick.  Take care and be careful
Hairy or Downy the bill is longer on the Hairy Woodpecker??


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Second Chance for a Mom

 That sound odd but when you are raising animals anything can happen.    This little girl gets a new Mom,  this cow  had lost a set of twins  12 hours before.  The heifer calf that was left to fend for herself from the first set of twins has a new Mom.  Sometimes it is really trying 3 sets of twins in 10 days is a lot to deal with. We are glad to see her doing so well.

This is one of our old barns it has the stone wall in the back against the hill side  Used to be a horse barn and had living quarters on the second floor  Also has a hay loft  in the top of the barn. 


I am a happy heifer