The family on Cedar Lane Farm

The family on Cedar Lane Farm
These are the people I love! That's my sweet mama in the middle. I wonder what she's thinking.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weeds? Yes. Lots of 'em.

Last night, after returning home from work, I attempted to weed a little in my garden.  Well, it was so hot, that lasted a whole four point two minutes.  I knew a nice shower was due, so I chose to enjoy my air conditioning and wait til morning.  Well, this morning, I hit the weeds around 6:00 am and successfully weeded 3 rows.  I got more newspapers down (to kill the weeds from now on) and put the sprinkler on it to wet them down.  I'll give it a hefty layer of clean straw later on today.  The newspapers and the straw will naturally break down and become "one" with the earth.

Still, no calf.  Sweetie is so uncomfortable.  I remember those days!  Not that I'm a cow or anything....but I have given birth to three!  Maybe the change in the weather will bring some action this weekend.  In the meantime, she is lazily enjoying the cooler temps.  I'm cutting down a little on her feed until the calf comes. 

The hens are lovin the soft, moist ground this morning.  I'm guessing the quiet grazing means lots of worms have made their way to the surface.  All I hear as I sit on my porch this morning are the hummingbirds squeaking at the feeder, the dog's toenails hitting the porch as he paces (watching the hens), and a cool breeze rustling in the trees.  The locusts are gone.  We'll see them again in about 13 years. 

Now, off to the barn to finish the head stanchion!  He's motivated, so I'm outta here!


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