Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rub a dub dub

Two geese in each tub. The babies are getting really grown up now.

The creek at Catfish Corner is overflowing its bank from our last 3" of rain. We have had 13" for the month of June so things are lush--and the mossies are thick.

The 28 new chicks are getting big enough to go on an "outing"--a little trip out onto the edge of the driveway. They got some of the great outdoors and came back in feistier than ever. I don't think these gals are going to be the hold-in-your-hand variety.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monsoon Season

As I updated the top photo a few minutes ago, we had just finished getting ANOTHER 1" of rain--did the same yesterday. We seem to be in the rainforest area of Wisconsin now.

It's going into a really busy week leading into the Trailblazer barrel show coming up this weekend!

Is anyone else having a problem with the new "design" options Blogger is seemingly forcing on us? I haven't found the place yet to adjust the colors, type fonts, etc., so as usual I'm unadaptable as change is foisted on me!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hello! I'm back.....

The flurry of activity following the art tour got the best of me. I have done lots of "puttin' the garden in"....takin' the horses out..... gettin' the house cleaned up......raisin' the chicks and sometimes even....... well, ..... sleepin'!!!!

Four of the five goose eggs hatched and at three weeks they are really getting big! I got baby chicks last week and have 14 Black Sex Link (good grief, what a name :-( !!!  and 14 Silver Lace Wyandottes. So--let's just say---Solid Blacks, and Black with white dots!

They are doing great--so fun to watch. Helga (dog) and Paisley (cat) love to sit by their pen in the barn and just......watch......and......watch.  They are so cute!!

It's also been haying season (before the rains set in) and it was a challenge for our neighbor to get the first crop it. It got rained on so some lucky beef cattle will get to eat this cutting. We will wait for our horse hay until later.
  I'm working this weekend on a set of cabinet doors for this beautiful wine cabinet. It is going to be auctioned off at the Durand Sportsmans' Club annual event this coming Wednesday. It is being built by Leanna Fayerweather who is a master cabinetmaker and donates her efforts for the cause through the generous offering of her talent. 

We have had all kinds of goofy little deals going on here ---a broken faucet in the bathroom that caused a wet surprise in that room, a tree that decided to tip over and several nearby that needed to be dealt with,  and an almost daily attack by a fox/and/or coyote on the few remaining hens in our yard. 

To top if off-----it is our 16th Wedding Anniversary this weekend! Yeah! We dreamed of a life together---and all the rest of this, I guess is .........the frosting.

And it is sweet!