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New calf!
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      14 comments

Aspen had her calf yesterday morning, she was up and running on her wobbly feet really quick as angus calves usually do! Mama is really a loud mouth, but that is not new, she has been the loudest cow in the barn since she was born! I ended up ... Read more
Spring Lamb time with lamb pictures!
Sunday, March 29, 2020      12 comments

It is still winter here in Maine, but it is still the time for lambs to be born. They seem to be dragging it out for an endurance trial this year, the first lamb was born 2/21/2020, kind of early for me, and it was a very cold night! Molly is ... Read more
All things Warrantied
Saturday, March 21, 2020      10 comments

Actually collecting on a warranty takes tons of organization, and while I used to be organized I find it much harder now. Maybe lack of time, cluttered house, overwhelming farm chores, whatever, it is not something I even pursue lately. The pr... Read more
The short tail of chicken little
Sunday, January 19, 2020      11 comments

There is this very small bantam chicken running around my barn, she is a splash Cochin almost hen. I think she gets in almost as much trouble as I do. She is no more then a handful, kind of loud when she is in trouble and follows me around. S... Read more
Calliope and the Tree! The Cats Christmas present
Thursday, January 16, 2020      17 comments

Calliope is a house cat, she never goes outside, this is the first time I have had an totally inside cat and they do get bored! She was a barn kitten, then a sometimes house cat, she had her kittens in a bed right beside my bed, I woke up to pu... Read more
Dundee’s story
Thursday, December 19, 2019      15 comments

Dundee arrived one day 17 years ago while I wasn’t home, left in front of my barn door in a cat cage with a baby blanket. He was a tiny orange fluffy scrap of a thing with a loud mouth! I took him down to the stable and put him in a safe cage ... Read more
Long last, a blog!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      9 comments

Sometimes I don’t know if I am coming or going around here, things seem to just jump in my way that have to be done NOW, and other things languish in a vaguely blurry area that should have been done a long time ago. I fully know that running a... Read more
My cookbook/recipe journey
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      19 comments

My recipes have been tucked in several places at various times. My first was a now grungy small recipe box, it is plastic and no longer closes, and is impossible to get sparkling clean after more then 45 years of service. My family recipes wer... Read more
Memorial Day weekend
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      12 comments

Life lately can be summed up in one word, rain! This has been a cold rainy spring, hard to believe it is almost June and an early Memorial Day is here and gone already. I have been working on getting animals out to pasture, I still need... Read more
Spring work and flowers
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      11 comments

Fences are always the biggest job in the spring, and a continuous job until at least July. This year is one of the really bad fence years not only because of the huge amount of snow we got but also because of the several periods of freezing rai... Read more
Spring? Well maybe.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      11 comments

I was very excited to see bright spots of purple and white in the rose garden, crocus are one of my favorite flowers even though they are fleeting. When we lived in Connecticut for a brief time it was in a historic house, huge old gambrel roof,... Read more
The week long blog
Sunday, April 21, 2019      11 comments

I have been writing this blog for a week, started it Sunday night! So you can travel through parts of my week, Well the whole tax thing is mostly done, I need to pick up and file the papers but I am out of paperclips and file folders, but ... Read more
Snow day!
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      14 comments

Guess there is no surprise, because I do live in Northern Maine, but there was a thick carpet of new white snow on the ground this morning. It gets warring on my need to be outside gardening especially when everyone is posting the nice weather ... Read more
Where to start?
Saturday, March 30, 2019      15 comments

It’s been a whole year since I frequented SparkPeople, I just kind of gradually dropped away with lots of things pressing me to get done and the need to spend less time on the computer. I spent most of the time eating pretty healthy until about... Read more
The Story of Buttercup, updated with pictures
Saturday, February 24, 2018      19 comments

We moved to the farm 26 years ago in January, we both came from families that did farming and had experience with animals. I spent hours downstairs in the barn, cleaning it out, cutting off old stanchions and building box stalls. The first yea... Read more

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