Monthly Archives: May 2005

Dancing Queens

Another year of dance classes comes to a close. This was Madeline’s 7th year and Olivia’s 4th. They both did such a great job at the recital and we’re so proud of them! Jazz Costumes Madeline’s Tap Costume Olivia’s Tap … Continue reading

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Linkity-link

It’s the girls’ dance recital week, which means 3 straight nights of rushing, eating on the go, costume changes, hair primping, makeup applying, etc. So in lieu of any meaningful post today, here are some other links of note: Jen … Continue reading

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Reason #3 To Have Chickens

Lose your keys? Ask your chicken if he’s seen them. Yesterday afternoon I was feeding the broilers when I noticed a tractor key in the grass. Took it back to the house and asked Matt if it was his. Matt: … Continue reading

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Chicken Not-So-Little

The broiler chickens are growing fast. At this point they’re eating 42 pounds of feed a day, plus grass and bugs they find in the pasture. They’ll be seven weeks old tomorrow. Many people butcher at seven weeks, but we … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

This was the scene that greeted me when I walked out of the house early Sunday morning to feed the broilers. Sunshine. A rare thing this May. We’ve had only 4 days of it so far this month. See the … Continue reading

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Makeover

The farmhouse is getting a makeover these days. This farm was the first land claim made in Mitchell County back in 1851, but there was a log cabin here first. We don’t know for sure how old this house is. … Continue reading

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Systems

So Matt’s been sketching and designing his nights away this week, working on a plan for a catch pen. It involves a hexagon, 12-foot gates, cattle panel, cosigns and square roots. And he keeps asking me to help. I don’t … Continue reading

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Jemima

This is one of our stocker calves, Jemima. She keeps breaking over to the mama cows’ side of the pasture. She’s such a pretty girl I had to take a picture of her when she was hanging around by the … Continue reading

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I Really Must Stop

Stop clicking on links, that is. The other day I read this piece over at 101 Cookbooks. That night I dreamed that this scientist summoned me to her office to inform me that all of my broiler chicks had been … Continue reading

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Lookin' for Love

This is a terrible picture, I know, but it was as close as I could get to our latest visitor in the pasture. Matt says it’s a trumpeter swan. I say it’s a heron. Swans look more goose-like. They don’t … Continue reading

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