October112014

We took Sadie to be bred today. She was so nervous she would wag for the bucks through the fence but clamped her tail down hard when they mounted her. It was her first time. I don’t know if she’s on the front or back end of her heat, but I’ll check her again tomorrow and see if I should take her back. I may have to wait a few more weeks. It’s time to shower though… ew, buck stink.

September202014
michaellogangardner:

Right before all hell broke loose.

So I started this today. Then, while trying to move some loose hair out if the way, I stuck my finger in the clippers. Took a nice chunk out. Patrick looks like a lion now and will until my finger stops hurting. I’ll finish up tomorrow.

michaellogangardner:

Right before all hell broke loose.

So I started this today. Then, while trying to move some loose hair out if the way, I stuck my finger in the clippers. Took a nice chunk out.
Patrick looks like a lion now and will until my finger stops hurting. I’ll finish up tomorrow.

September122014
Well, it’s official.

Well, it’s official.

August82014

Oh man. The new queen makes viscous babies. These new girls are much less forgiving of my clumsiness.

bees me 

August32014

Our BBQ was a lot of fun. Mostly it was Michael’s work buddies and their families, which is great. They are amazing people. Only one of my friends that aren’t Michael’s friends showed up. This is the third year of having our Scotch & Brats BBQ and this is the first time one of MY friends came. Because I guess being too busy is the In Thing. Well. I still had lots of fun.

Quality, not quantity.

And I’m too tired and too hot to make jam today. And my throat hurts because I actually talked to people this weekend. Or something. Anyway, the couch is my friend. Have a nice day.

August22014

michaellogangardner:

So fuckin good.

I know some interesting people. When I hear about the things my friends do and how they live their lives, it makes my farm and arts feel small and boring.

Then I wake up in the morning and walk outside. I feel better now.

August12014

So much people!

Tonight, some old friends of mine Matt, aka Mr Projectile and Sean Horton along with Lucine are playing in town and I’m going to go dance my booty off. My friend Diana came down from Seattle for the show on a whim so that’s a bonus.

Tomorrow, our annual Scotch and Brats BBQ with tons of loved friends at our house.

Plus we had a great vacation and I saw my Tina & Justin last weekend, and my friend Joyce came to see me at the end of last month. I’m getting to see lots of my dear old friends this summer and it’s amazing. It’s easy to forget you have friends when life gets busy.

And Sunday I make apricot jam. Well rounded weekend, I think.

July282014

The only thing I asked my youngins to harvest while we were gone were the gooseberries. They were just coming ripe. Guess what? We have no gooseberries. The birds got them. I forgot is not acceptable! Le sigh…

July262014
michaellogangardner:

Sorry for the barrage, havin la good time lol

michaellogangardner:

Sorry for the barrage, havin la good time lol

me 

July202014

Apparently, onion rings from Five Guys smell like fear.

July192014

Omg I’m getting on a plane tomorrow and going to the coast with my husband and we are going to not think about chickens or goats or plants or dog or anything for a whole week!

Except I’m worried the kids won’t follow the detailed day by day instructions I gave them and everything will die.

I’ll probably worry and call twice a day.

July42014

I purged a ton of people that I follow on here last night. I had stopped going on tumblr because it had become unmanagable. There was no way to get through all my dash in the amount of time I had and I was missing some of my favorites. I cut it in half. Half!! I’m sorry if you were one of them. I love you all, but realized I have got to make adjustments here.

me 

July22014

The man is home. Now he’s sick. Airplane germs. It’s supposed to be 91 today. I better get to work.

me 

June282014

My corn is shrimpy this year. We planted it in a new bed. There’s lots of brainy looking fungus growing in it… I hope it doesn’t kill it.

9AM

Back in early March when I first started seeds, I had 3 big black pots with greens seeds in them that I forgot to label. Once they got big enough, I recognized the tatsoi and mesclun, and I THOUGHT the last one looked like broccoli. Well, all my later broccoli is already heading and this hasn’t yet, though it still looks similar. Then while on the toilet yesterday I realized, it’s collards! Really big, blue collard greens. Looks just like my Waltham broccoli only a bit taller.

Label your seed starts, kids!

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