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Monthly Archives: September 2011
I am always struck when a quote that seems so pertinent appears. Mostly I wonder how it happened that I made it this far without seeing it before. Must be something about the teacher appearing when the student is ready… … Continue reading
September 17th and we got a touch – just a touch – of frost. The high southeast corner of the roof on the farmstand was garnished with a whitish wedge at sunrise and the low spot that I push my … Continue reading
The first of the two new high tunnels for winter greens is 95% done. We finish the second tomorrow!
This morning JB and I were doing chores. Chores have expanded dramatically lately. We are now milking all five of the cows, bottle feeding three calves, monitoring Patience-the-Momma- pig and her piglets’ progress, tending the various chickens, wondering how two of … Continue reading
Mini, the extremely small calf, has moved into the ell. This is a new high — perhaps extreme is the better word — in animal management for McClary Hill Farm. Sheep have been bottle fed and diapered and moved into … Continue reading
Great Grandmom Nectarine (no nickname), Grandmom Clementine (Tiny), Mom Tangerine (Teeny), and here’s Mini… I suppose Micro is next.
Mini was born yesterday. She is the smallest calf that I have seen. She is weak and as of this morning still can’t stand. But she does have a will to eat. We milked colostrum off Mom (Teeny) and fed … Continue reading
I just gave birth to 18 piglets. Why are you taking my picture?