On the Farm,
Wednesday, August 6th

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FINALLY some rain today. Had to do a little running around after work, spend some time with family not a lot of ‘farm work’ done today. The pumpkins are doing excellent. The plants that is no ‘pumpkins’ yet but flowers are imminent. Lima beans are doing well also but something has eaten the true leaves on a few of them so looking for pests.

Kahlula our Brown Swiss/Jersey cross is looking like she may be due a month earlier than we thought. By that I mean late September. I really can’t imagine her getting much bigger and her udder is growing every day. Its her first and our first calf born here. We’ve had goats born here … even a baby (well sorta) 🙂

For the time being I’m going to take into account my/our lack of experience and go by the calendar which we had as October 26th but I won’t be surprised if its a month earlier.

Harvest

2 Eggs – We’re going to order some new chicks (the bird kind) in the next few days these are past ‘stew’ age and

No, really …

“Old Folks at Home”

by Stephen Foster, 1851

Way down upon de Swanee Ribber,
Far, far away,
Dere’s wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere’s wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation,
And for de old folks at home.