Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hug A Sheep Day 2013 (Picture Heavy)

This past Saturday Hubby and I took a little trip to Equinox Farms to visit Sara and all of her sheep.  It was Hug A Sheep Day!!!! There were quite a few people there feeding the sheep cookies and giving hugs galore!!!

One of the things I love about sheep are their noses.  They are soooo soft!  And with these lovable sheep at Equinox Farm, there were sheep noses abound!

Sara was busy taking pictures.  Or should I say TRYING to take pictures.  It seemed like she was always getting,  ummm, help.  "Hey!  Whatcha doin?"

Another thing I loved about her farm is how nice and clean everything is.  That wouldn't happen around our farm. lol

This is her Wool House.  It's a place dedicated to wool.  A place where she can spin and knit and nothing to distract her.  It. Is. Beautiful!

The farm land at Equinox Farm is immaculate also.  Sheep and horses have their own pastures.

But...... Out of this whole visit, this little girl was the main even. She wanted to hug a sheep.

And she did.......

Again, and again.....

I think the sheep liked it!

I know she did!

And at the end of the day, all the animals and people were tired.  It was a good day.

So until next time,

 Small Farm Girl, sheep lover.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bye Bye Bunnies

I sold 4 of my main breeding stock of rabbits today.  I've given them plenty of chances to have many babies.  They would only give me around 3 a piece each time they were bred.  So as much as I liked them, it was time to say bye bye.

My plan is to get more though.  I can't go without having ANY rabbits.  I know a breeder who I'm going to buy some more off of.  He has around 200 rabbits, young and old.  Plus he has many different types.  I just might have to get a few different ones. I'm not real sure yet. I am going to get two or three breeding rabbits.  I know for sure I'm going to get some New Zealands.  They are all white.  Not sure about getting Californias right now.  They are the ones with the dark ears.  I like them, but it all depends on how much money I have.  Plus, it also depends on my cage space.

 I did keep two Champagne D' Arnets.  They're these cute grey ones.  They're born black and turn this color as they get older.  These are REALLY good meat rabbits.  They have many babies and they are good mothers.  So now I have to find a breeding male.  Ya, wish me luck with that.  They're kind of hard to find.  If I can't find a buck, I'll just breed them to the New Zealand buck until I do find one.  It doesn't matter what color their fur is when they are in the roaster. hehehe

So that's what I've got to look forward to in the near future.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl,  rabbit seller and soon to be rabbit buyer.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's That Time Of Year

It's that time of year.  The time of year when you can't get enough stuff done.  The weather is great but it's getting colder every day.  That is pushing us to try and get things done for winter.

 Time to get the goats' hooves trimmed so that we wont have to worry about them getting snow packed in them.  I'll probably have to trim them again up into the winter, but might as well get done what I can now. They also need to be moved to another place before it starts getting muddy.  A place that we don't have done.  I'm hoping that we can get the electric fence up and the goats can get use to it easily.  That's going to be interesting with fainting goats. hehehehe.  

We also have to get wood cut.  Hubby and I don't like to cut wood in the summer.  One, it's hot. Two, we have to be on the lookout for bees and snakes.  And I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have to mess with either one.  So we wait until it's cold enough for them to not want to be out and about.  We usually have wood left over from the winter before so we can have a small fire when it starts to get a little cool.

Another thing on the list is getting the wood splitter and lawn mower ready for winter.  The lawn mower needs all the gas run out of it so that it doesn't gum up the motor.  Believe me, with the new gas that's out there now, it will.  We need to do the same thing with the weed eaters too.  The wood splitter needs just going over.  It needs things like oiled, new gas, and lube.  It's all part of owning machinery.

So today we decided to start on one of the projects.  We went to my parents  house and cut some wood.  Dad had a few trees that needed taken down. They were dead or dying, so of course we didn't say no when he asked if we wanted them.  Thanks Dad!!!!!  We will take all you want to give.

I did do more than just take pictures.  But, taking pictures IS an important part.  :0)  I was told I was earning my pilot license.  Hubby would cut it, and I would "pilot" into piles. hehehe

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl,  professional pilot.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Bennet's Mill Covered Bridge

The other day I took Phelan on a little trip around the area just to see a few local sites. Of course, we had to stop off and see the covered bridge. Everybody loves covered bridges!!  This is the Bennet's Mill Covered Bridge.

It is recognized by Kentucky as a place of interest.

I've drove across this bridge more time than I can count.  It's still in use.  They redid the bridge a few years ago because floods had moved the foundation just a bit and some of the boards were coming off.

Once a year they shut down the bridge to traffic.  Locals take an evening and they have a nice dinner set up in the bridge.  They light it by hanging lights from those ropes.  I've never been to it, but I've heard it's nice. One of these days I'm gonna have to make it a priority and go to the dinner.

I've fished under the bridge also.  My dad has fished under it a lot more than I have.  I've heard of people catching some really big fish here.  I was not one of those people. hehehe.  Although, I HAVE seen big fish here.  Does that count?   I've also canoed under it with family.  It doesn't look like it in this picture, but it's a good distance down there.  That water is pretty deep here also.

During the floods of 1997, the water was half way up the side of the bridge.  It even took some of the boards off the sides.  But this old bridge still held it's ground.  They just don't make things like they use to.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, covered bridge lover.

Monday, October 7, 2013

That Horrible Place

I went there.  That cold, dark place that no sane person wants to go.  It was horrible!!!!  It was so cold and wet. An unknown liquid was oozing down the walls. The things that I saw there can not be described.  I really had no idea what they were!!!!  All I know is they gave me the chills..... Things were attacking me from all sides as I was dodging left and right trying not to be hit by them.  But sometimes, I was just frozen in place.  I hope no one ever has to go to this unforsaken place.  I wouldn't ever wish this on my worst enemy.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, freezer cleaner outer.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Night

Now this is my kind of a entertainment on a Friday night.

SFG , relaxing