Farm Work Is Hard – Water, Water, Water, Everywhere Having any animal as a pet, you must supply them with the basics and that includes water. Getting water to where we need it at the farm can be challenging at times. Our field was recently divided into two so my daughter’s new horse could have… Continue reading Farm Work Is Hard – Water, Water, Water, Everywhere
Farm Work Is Hard Work – Hose Repair I have taken the past few weekends, to do some much-needed maintenance at the place we board our horses. The first thing on the agenda was to repair the hose that takes the water from the top of the field to the top of the second field.… Continue reading Farm Work Is Hard – Hose Repair
Someone is Trying to Hurt My Dog This one pisses me off very much, as I love my dog very much, she is very important to me and my family. I can’t yet, pin this on someone, but I am fairly certain that it is my neighbor. I got a new neighbor 5-6 months ago.… Continue reading Someone is Trying to Hurt My Dog
Goodbye Woodstock the Hen I’m sad to report that we lost the last of our original hens. This was Woodstock (‘Stock’ for short) and she got sick and we just couldn’t get her healthy again. We had brought her inside the house and she was living in a large dog cage when she passed away.… Continue reading Goodbye Woodstock the Hen
Can You Find Nicholas? Nicholas is one of the new barn cats, that just appeared one day. He is a good boy, a little rough around the edges, but that will go away once we get him neutered. Of course, I refuse to pay for another cat to be altered, since I paid for a… Continue reading Can You Find Nicholas?
How We Do Hay at the Barn First, I want to note that each boarder is responsible for his or her own hay, though some of us do go in together on a load to save on shipping. We have several horses that have some medical issues, so we have to limit their intake of… Continue reading How We Do Hay at the Barn
My Hen Said Ouch We have three backyard hens, two are ISA Brown’s and one is a Barnevelder. The Barnevelder is about a year older than the two Browns. The egg on the left is the normal size and color for our Barnevelder (Stock). The egg in the center is the normal-sized egg and color for… Continue reading My Hen Said Ouch
Did We Smashed a Barn Cat? This is Cosmo, one of the barn cats at the farm where we board our horses. I know that it looks really bad, but actually, the pallets were laying on the ground and Cosmo (who I call “Fluffer-Nutter”) just climbed under them to escape the sun, making it look… Continue reading Did We Smashed a Barn Cat?
Farm Work Really Hurts! Yesterday was scheduled to be another farm work day, normally we have one, on average once a quarter. It normally entails me repairing, building, or installing things on the part of the property where we board our horses. Plus, I often lend a helping hand to the farm owner. Yep, you… Continue reading Farm Work Really Hurts!
Farm Work Day Today was another farm work day, the owner of the farm had paid a bulldozer operator that he knows, to clean up the fencelines, and a part of our field was being done today. I wanted to make sure that if anything got damaged, I could be there to repair it quickly.… Continue reading Farm Work Day