Monthly Archives: April 2006

Spring Tree

Last weekend I was able to complete my 4-seasons series of my favorite tree. No matter what the season, this tree puts on a show. Here’s the other three: Summer Fall Winter

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The Baby Parade Continues

Thomas, calf #3. This is as close as I could get to him. He’s the one out in front with his tail curled up in the air. Every time I see him, he’s got his tail curled up in the … Continue reading

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I love the piglets at this age. Big enough to explore away from mom, small enough to fit through the fence and free range about the farm. They always move together as a swarm. So much fun to come out … Continue reading

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Take 2

Madeline decided she was ready to try the puppy thing again. So Saturday afternoon we went down and she had her pick of the litter. The puppies were only 4 1/2 weeks old, so it will be a few more … Continue reading

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Easter Calf

Updated: I was getting ahead of myself with the names! Internet, meet John Q “Just John” aka “JJ”. John Q “JJ”, meet the Internet. Sunday when we left for Easter dinner at my grandma’s, Matt remarked that it was a … Continue reading

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Chix Oh Six

On our way back from Iowa City this afternoon we swung by Rudd to pick up our chicks from the hatchery. And we had a nice surprise waiting for us. We got started chicks! Instead of being day-olds, they were … Continue reading

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Spring

Finally, temperatures in the 70′s this week. To me, this is jeans and t-shirts weather. My children, however, could not strip off their clothes fast enough after school today. They jumped on the trampoline in their swimsuits, spraying ice cold … Continue reading

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Take Me to the River

Rafe has discovered Sugar Creek, or “the river” as he calls it. Which terrifies me, because he’s such an independent little guy I’m afraid he’ll venture down there by himself. So far, though, he asks Matt, me, or one of … Continue reading

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Spread a Little Sunshine

Our old John Deere manure spreader. And I do mean old. It’s got a wooden box, and the paint is so faded it’s almost hard to tell it’s a Deere anymore. It’s seen quite a bit of action this last … Continue reading

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George

Meet George, the first calf of 2006! And his mother, Missus Hamilton. Missus Hamilton is our oldest cow at 10 years old, and a very good mother. George was born around 9:15 this morning. The kids and I were almost … Continue reading

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