Musings of an everyday woman . . .

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My Handsome Guys! May 17, 2009

Filed under: Animals,Family,Farm — everydaywomanusa @ 4:38 pm
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Just couldn’t resist snapping these pix the other day as my guys were taking care of our workhorses and new calf.

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Jonathan’s leading our pair of Dapple Gray Percherons to the barn after they enjoyed a day of romping in the pasture.  Our original team were brothers,  named Bob and Duke.  These guys go by the names of Bill and Vinny, but I find myself reverting often to the names of our two orignals, who were truly the best.  In homage to then, I still call the new team, “Bob and Duke.”  That way, I don’t have to break the sad news of the of the original team’s passing, one by one, to the hordes of little ones who visit the farm daily.  As they age, Percherons change from a dappled gray to almost pure white.  Aren’t these guys handsome?

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Here’s Nathaniel lovingly carrying a new Brown Swiss calf from his truck to make its home on our farm.  This little bull comes to us from a neighboring farm and we’re still looking for just the right name for him.   Any ideas for a fitting name for this cutey?

Oh, by the way, to all the twenty-somethings out there, the handsome guys with two legs are single—at least presently!

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Sunday Stroll . . . August 3, 2008

Filed under: Reflections,Summer,Sunday Stroll — everydaywomanusa @ 5:59 am
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Having been inspired by Aisling over at The Quiet Country House,  I’ve decided to join the “Sunday Strollers.”  To see who else is strolling this Sunday, please visit Aisling’s site.

So, here’s what I found as I strolled (actually biked) our family’s tenth-generation farm on this delicious August day . . .

Our farm pond, which has helped us in our irrigation efforts this summer when the rains didn’t come.  (We’re in the process of building a covered bridge at the far end of the pond.)

The Macoun apples (my personal favorite!) are growing nicely in the orchard.

The peaches are just about ripe for picking.

Corn fields galore.

The “fruits” of our labor.

Birdhouse gourds in blossom.

Red Delicious Apples still have a way to go . . .

Red Raspberries are ready for picking.

Our Dapply-Grey Percheron Workhorses are strolling in their pasture.

One comes over for a closer look . . .

Whinny, our miniature horse, is curious, too.

Mother and daughter llamas, always eating or chewing their cud.

Our Golden Retriever (Duke) and Old English Sheepdog (Eddie) welcome a new friend to the farm . . .

A beautiful Brown Swiss calf we’ve named “Buckwheat.”

How cute is he?!?!?!?