What the heck is this? It’s Jenna’s collar. A nice lady named Beth made Jenna two Halloween charms; a glow in the dark dog bone and a green zombie heart. What dog doesn’t need a scary necklace today? Happy Halloween!
29 Oct 2010 Leave a comment
It’s going to freeze tonight, so any tomatoes we have planted in the ground are going to be done. These are some of the wonderful yellow pears we grow every year. It’s been a long season. We started seeds in our dining room the second week of January. We transplanted into pots and moved them into the greenhouse in March, then into the ground in May. We were the first to the farmer’s market with heirloom tomatoes this year by about a month. We’ve just picked all of our green ones and brought them inside to ripen. Hard to believe that in just about 2 months it’s time to start all over again!
28 Oct 2010 Leave a comment
26 Oct 2010 1 Comment
Our handsome visitor is the most affectionate ram I’ve ever seen. He must have been bottle fed as a lamb. It’s a little disconserting when he runs over to say ‘hey, scratch my head’ because he’s huge. He’s visiting us for 2 months, so he’ll go back to his own farm early December. The gestation period for a ewe is around 5 months. We expect to have lambs starting next March.
25 Oct 2010 2 Comments
I’ve been working on teaching Milos to sit. FiFi figured it out in like a day. She’s on the right. Milos, not so much, however, he’s had a breakthrough. I think he’s finally figured out that he misses out on treats when he’s non-compliant. That’s his ‘enough already’ face.
25 Oct 2010 1 Comment
22 Oct 2010 Leave a comment
We harvested all of our potatoes a few weeks back and spent the afternoon plowing our potato patch to ready it for next year. Our potato patch is only about 10 by 25 feet. We bought a used tractor earlier this year and it’s huge. As we were running our cultivator back over and over our tiny potato patch, I told my husband that the ‘real’ farmers who live all around us would laugh themselves silly at us with our giant tractor working the tiny plot of land. Despite all of our effort, we evidently left a potato or two in the ground as there are a few plants coming up. We’ll just leave them to see what happens over the winter, or maybe dig them up and replant them inside the greenhouse as an experiment. We’ve got a new raised bed in there. It’s empty right now, begging for some dirt and some seeds and plants for overwintered vegetables. Gotta add that to the list…