So instead, please enjoy the following photos to catch you up.
|Cornhusker Games in late July resulted in 4 Gold and 2 Bronze Medals |
for the household.
|The garden produced a crazy amount of cucumbers, tomatoes, and|
peppers. The corn, potatoes, and sweet potatoes were a bust, although
pretty while growing.
|The first of the Alpacas arrive and join the pasture with the donkeys.|
This is 10 year old Odin.
|On a trip to the farm store for more feed....well, we heard peeping.|
Yes, we remembered the feed. We added 4 americanas all girls.
Or so we hoped.
|We had a large hay shed built and filled it with 75 bales of our own hay.|
|Gorgeous summer cicadas.|
|We added Angus Kissed by Starlight, a one year old True Black.|
|The chicks at two months old. It was looking like one was|
a boy. He was huge, with feed to match. SnowWhite, Cinderella,
Rapunzel, and Prince Charming.
|Then came Sir William the Red, 5 year old Medium Brown.|
|The windmill purchased from a moving neighbor was fully restored.|
I built a platform. Doc helped me get the base up and I hired a tree guy with
a lift to get the blades on. It looks great!
|The ornaments for the Governor's|
holiday tree at the Capitol Building were
designed, created, and delivered.
|We sold Odin. He didn't want to mix with the other animals. He|
had been kept inside so long at his other farm, he wanted nothing
to do with being OUTSIDE, but kept others from being inside.
We added Nova, 7 year old Beige and rose.
|We added 3 year old Sterling. Light Grey.|
|Here's Stormy, 1 year old fawn.|
|The snow storms began in the middle of October.|
|We sold the Donkeys as well. They are missed, but they were making life|
difficult with the alpacas. They moved 8 miles straight down the road to a farm of 11 horses and one
very lonely Jack. We can visit whenever we like.
|The pasture is full of fluff.|
|Prince Charming turned out to be a GIRL!|
She's a large breed that got mixed in with the Americanas.
She is a Husky Red. A dual breed meat or egg bird.
It's been a good fall. They boy is back in school. Doc is back teaching at school. I run the Ranch, tackling all the honey-do's, and the fix-its, project planning/execution, and errand running. We had a bathroom pipe go, so I've been gutting and rebuilding a bathroom for what seems like forever instead of writing or painting like I had planned. Christmas is upon us and I have managed some knitting, and to my credit the tree is UP.
So there you have it. Happy New Year!