Thursday, July 16, 2009

Progress is being made on the homestead

I cannot believe July is half-way over! Summer is flying by and I have to get my "must get done before I go back to school list" in gear because it is quite extensive. Though this week, a little progress has been made.
On Monday my FWB had the day off from work and actually stopped over to get the picket fence started. I must be patient because this is racing season so he and his car are often gone on the weekend. We got the whole south side done plus the section that comes off the back dutch door. Its a lot of work but at least it has gotten started:)

I did get the bench I bought at the Amish auction stained & polyurethaned. It now has a home on my front porch. Casper thought he would help out and get in the photo too.

Now some may call this a Shetland lamb; I however call it a PITA.......Pain in the A#*! I bought all this lumber to fix the fence line that lifted this winter so the lambs would stop escaping out. PITA is the only one who keeps getting out! I have yet to see where he is getting out because I swear he waits until I walk to the other barn and then escapes (at least he goes back in after he is done grazing on his terms). And of course he is one of the largest lambs so how he is getting out is beyond me. PITA is for sale btw........he actually is a very nice lamb......obviously very smart........has a great tail......priced very reasonably.......and I am sure would love to have some girlfriends:)

In this area of the garden, I had a crop failure so I re tilled the area and planted some more beans and much to my delight, they are growing!!!

Last year my hopes for growing spaghetti squash got squashed by the weather but I thought this year I would try again and yes, there is hope!! I have numerous squashies growing! They may be little but they are there!

Alvin is the garden patrol kitty. In today's patrol I believe he is letting me know that the grass is growing well between the sunflowers and the tomatoes but probably should be weeded out ASAP.

The lambs are growing so fast and this little black gullie girl is a true sweetheart! She and I love each other very much and often have morning bonding moments. She does want me to let you know that there are 2 spotted gullie ewes for sale @ $125. Just in case you wanted to know:)
Most important info:
I got all my paper work back this week and my sheep and I are officially registered with NASSA!


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Congratulations; you're official!!! What is your prefix?

Kara said...

Oh my she is so beautiful! You might have to put some photos of the spotted gully girls up, as well as more of my rammie lambie. Email me when you want me to meet you at Robin's.

Rayna said...

Nooo...I did NOT Just see spotted gullies...I didn't. I know I didn't... *cry* Why are you tempting me?! Wanna do some trading? :D LOL

Christy said...

Your garden area is beautiful!

Susan said...

Love the garden, and if your amish bench comes up missing please don't come look at my house ;)

Deb said...

Everything is looking great Kristi! Love your Amish bench - looks so fitting beside your door.

Your gardens and sheep are all thriving and now your an official Shetland sheep breeder - congratulations :)

I hope your not working too hard and enjoying your summer. Have a great weekend :)

kristi said...

Yep, I am official! So much paper work to get caught up on! Prefix will be "Harvest Thyme":)

I love her too! I got some pics today.....your rammie and I were not seeing eye to eye today! Little stinker!

You know Garrett is coming to OH....just an idea:)

It is a dream of mine to have a garden enclosed in picket fence...its getting there:) Thank for the compliment!

I have a wonderful watchdog who will sniff you out:) And she knows where you live!

So good to hear from you! So much work but I am loving being home this summer. I will definitely be getting some guineas because I am sick of being a cabbage bug picker!

Kara said...

Oh no, what did he do!? Is he bad in general? Maybe I should take a gully ewe lamb instead!

Mountain Woman said...

Your farm is so beautiful. I love your picket fence. Everything looks so inviting. I'd come get PITA in a heartbeat.