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Monthly Archives: July 2006
Every bit a “tween”. Wants to wear makeup…but doesn’t want to be home alone after dark. A baby doll on her birthday list (and received, thank you Grandma!) Wants to be a dog trainer, or a beautician, or maybe a … Continue reading
Sarah’s hogging the mudhole. Poor Winston! One young visitor to the farm asked, “Is that a black pig, or a white pig covered with mud?” It’s hard to tell some days.
Lazy Housewife pole beans I mentioned yesterday that the lettuce and spinach varieties we planted this year did really well for us, so I thought today I’d share what other vegetables we’ve been impressed with so far. For the most … Continue reading
Edited: All the pork is sold! Our lettuce bed and spinach bolted 3 or 4 weeks ago (which is a lot later than I expected…remind me to buy the same varieties next year.) But I noticed some bugs on them … Continue reading
The other day I was working in the yard when I noticed Olivia come out of the house, grab Rafe’s wagon, and head over to Matt’s garage. When I saw her load a bag (a 50-pound bag!) of calf feed … Continue reading
So I promised a fair update days ago. But allergies have kicked. my. butt. all week. Ugh. I’m so thankful we got over an inch of rain last night! Not only because we desperately needed it – we haven’t had … Continue reading
This morning I received a surprise visit from a compliance officer with the Meat & Poultry Inspection division of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Whew, that’s a mouthful! Very nice guy but, wow, he drove all … Continue reading
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on Madeline’s photos. I’m happy to report that she got blue ribbons on all of them, and the one of Rafe & Ava got a “Considered for State” ribbon. It didn’t end up getting … Continue reading
It’s our county fair week, so blogging may be sparse for a few days as I help Madeline scramble to get her fair projects done. She took Photography as a project for the first time this year. Here are her … Continue reading