Pictures from the past week...
First the piggies... aren't they cute in an ugly sorta way? They remind me of Morph from Morph and Mindy I think. Maybe not. I can't remember the same of the old tv show- but there is an old show with a character that the piggies resemble.
They LOVE milk and eggs. Apparently, the strawberries aren't too bad either. For the record, the eggs are cracked or yuck ones, the milk is older milk, and the strawberries are the heads I cut off.
I read that milk raised pork is very tender. Yum, yum! I feel a little guilty... but I am thinking of all the cuts I want...porkchops, ribs, ham, bacon, sausage.
Oh ya, they had leftover bread too.
On to the potatoes...
We put the rest of the potatoes in the ground this past week. I made french fries and potato chips the other day out of potatoes that turned out pretty darn good, so I am inspired to follow through with the seedlings. BTW, doesn't the Roo look so old?
I think we have around 100 seedlings in the ground of Yukon Gold and Red La Soda. Wish us luck!
And what would a post be without the crinkle nose smile!
The Roo's pictures are up on the Extension wall.
Tomorrow will be (another) busy day. I am working on the garden this weekend. I decided to make an Indian Village garden. I will make teepees out of pvc pipe and have my viney plants grow up the teepees. Each teepee will have a little yard that will grow a specific plant. In the middle, I am going to make a firepit out of rocks and grow my hot peppers in there. To go with this theme, we will start reading the American Girl Kaya series (Kaya is an Indian). Mackenzie is excited. I need my brothers irrigation help to get everything watered. I have started a lot of the plants in the house. Hopefully the village will turn out good.
Have a great night!
On to the pictures...
Happy St. Patricks Day (one day late). We started the day off with some green eggs, fresh from the chicken just hours before. Yummy!
My two rock stars this morning.
Look what I made!!! I took a sewing class and made a pillow. The store happened to have the same material that my sheets are made out of, so I matched the pillow. It was fun and I am looking forward to taking another class.
We are into the goggles now. Look at all those teeth
Yep, it is frog season again. She likes you to sit and watch/ listen to her tell you all about frogs. Meanwhile, the poor frogs are croaking and wiggling. Ewww... I guess it could be worse... she could be wanting you to watch/ listen to her tell you all about her rock collection. I am thinking this is something that grandparents should have the honor of hearing- book a trip!
Meet Strawberry. I will have to get a better picture to post. She is a 5 yo milking shorthorn. Yes, I milk her (twice a day at that). She gives almost 3 gallons a day (and yes, my hands do hurt). We are pasteurizing the milk for now.
Meet #4. No close ups of this one. He is a Beefmaster steer who didn't get the memo that he isn't a bull anymore. He is wild! I guess it is a good thing that he isn't a real nice guy because we are going to eat him (at least that is the plan). I'll turn him loose on "the back 40" as soon as can look at me and not try to run through the fence.
Well, nap time is over so I gotta run. God Bless!
(Almost) Everyday happenings at JD Ranch, written mostly from the momma's perspective. :).