Monday, September 29, 2014

September is Almost Gone

and where did it go?

To be doing absolutely nothing of importance, I am amazed at how fast the time goes.

Life is running pretty smoothly on the farm. We have had lots of fall babies born.  More are showing their Holstein genes this year.  There can't be much Holstein blood left in them, but I was told many years ago by a neighbor that it could flare up out of the blue and that seems to be happening.



I had DH do some pictures for me.  I always enjoy what he takes.  Usually he has a different perspective from mine.

These are of Jewel, the Jersey milk cow and her "baby" that should be weaned very soon1



and Jewel,



This is a shot of the silo and the blue sky above to old barn.

and I will leave this one just to show how we are doing better about piling debris back here.  We now just pile it on the trailer and then we can remove it to the back of the farm,



This is the west end of the Milk Barn (freshly painted) It is just east of the garage where DH was standing,



The chickens are still laying nicely.  They haven't begun to molt yet.  Surely they will and then production drop quickly.

I talked with my Sis yesterday and she was talking about expired driver's licenses....I told her I had never let that happen.....something told me to check.....My license was due on my birthday 9/22/14!  Egads.  Usually the state notifies us; not this time.  Guess where I am heading today!!

14 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing what's going on at your farm. I love that little baby with Holstein showing up in his little being. I think your farm is lovely.

    It's hard to believe that fall is coming and winter not far behind for you folks. We're still having very warm and humid temps. It does NOT feel like fall at all.

    Have a wonderful week Glenda with DH and critters ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Love the cows. I always enjoy thinking about Mendel and the Peas when I look at cows with babies who don't match.

    Never thought about letting He Who Mows take pictures for a new perspective. Last time I asked him to take a pic of me, my 'pose' slumped into a slouch and my expression because a frown while I waited... and waited. I wanted a SNAPshot. There are better uses of his time, and mine.

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  3. Jean that is because I would never in a million years ask anyone to take a picture of me!! I have a fetish!

    GD who spent the summer took one and put it on Social Media (who shall remain nameless) and I wanted to throttle her. Then she took another of both of us with her and framed it in a frame she had made and I have it sitting out! Of course it isn't a real closeup.

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    2. Have you tried a "selfie"?

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  4. Glenda,

    Great pictures! I hate selfie's.

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    1. I should have posted that selfie comment back for Jean. I don't like pictures of any kind of me.

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  5. Glenda...Jewel is a real gem!!!...:)JP

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    1. She is. She is easy to get in the barn and easy to milk too.

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  6. Love the farm pics, Glenda. Just look at all you've gotten accomplished this summer - brush cutting, painting, repair, etc. Bet you're really happy with all of it. Now, what is that growing out of the top of your silo?

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    1. Kris, that is Virginia Creeper. It should be turning a beautiful red shortly.

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  7. that little Holstein calf is cute!

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    1. They really stand out amid all the solid black ones.

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  8. Hey GLenda! Now October is almost gone. Where are you? Hope all is well and that your knee is feeling better.

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