Saturday, April 26, 2014

Things Are A Growin (picture heavy)

Look who we found!!!!  Ya, he's looking a little ashamed.  He let a small, little beagle tail lead him into temptation.  And, five or more miles from the house.  That's right, at least 5 miles from the house!  He should look ashamed.....



When we got him back, he didn't act the same to me.  His innocence most be gone.  He doesn't listen to me as closely as he use to and if you watch him long enough, you will see him look longing into the horizon.  I just hope he's not looking for that beagle.  Oh well, we at least have him back.  He doesn't know it yet, but he has a appointment with the vet in the near future. Snip, snip.



As I'd promised you, I've some pictures of the things growing around the farm.  The chicks were moved from inside the house,(thank goodness) to outside in their little brooder.  At first they didn't know what to think.


 "What IS this green stuff.  And who turned on that BIG light?"


Slowly a few brave souls ventured out into the big world.  Well, at least their bigger world.


Soon they were all enjoying the sun and green grass.  This is not all of the 17 that we have.  The others were still "chicken" on coming out.


And not to be outdone, this is our New Zealand Black buck rabbit.  He sure is a pretty thing.


This is our new Champagne D'Argent/New Zealand mix.  I'm thinking they are all does, but at this stage in life, it's hard for me to tell 100% .  I'm pretty sure they are though.  Either way, they will get used.  Either breeders or eaters. lol


Right now they are just so darn cute.


And while I was out taking pictures of the animals, I thought I would throw in a few shots of the farm and the trees and grass coming alive.
 

This is our back field.  We mostly cut hay off of it.  But in the fall, we let the cattle and horses back there to clean it up for us.  That little tuft of weeds back there is around a small pond.


I just love how everything looks so green this time of year.


This is a picture of behind our barn.  We let the cattle and horse roam this part all of the year.  There is a spring down in the hollar that has never gone dry.....yet.


So that's what's going on around here on the farm right now.  The dog is back, the chickens are growing, the rabbits are growing, and the grass is growing.  All is good in the world.

So until next time.

Small Farm Girl, blessed

21 comments:

Willow said...

I am SO glad you found him ~ as are you I am sure lol
Having him neutered will definitely keep him closer to home and paying more attention to his flock :)
It looks so pretty and green in your neck of the woods.

Country Girl said...

You do have a beautiful place!

Frank and Fern said...

Yes, we are all blessed with a beautiful world. Thanks for sharing your part of it.

Fern

small farm girl said...

Willow, I hope it keeps him home. I'm tired of chasing him. Lol

small farm girl said...

Why thank you!!!!

small farm girl said...

Yes Fern, we are blessed.

Sandy said...

SFG,

Was that Beagle a female? Poor dog, he doesn't know what coming up next at the Vet, lol.......

I'm happy you found your dog!!!

Love the pictures of your critters and place, spring has come :-)

small farm girl said...

Yes it was a female. The little harlette. Lol

Anonymous said...

We used to have a lot of that red grass in your pictures of your farm. I have heard that it means you soil needs lime.
We did the soil test through the extension office (free) and applied the recommended amount of lime. It was a lot. Now we do not have any of that red grass in our hay field at all.
Also, I think the field is much more productive since the soil pH is correct. When we have applied fertilizer, it has worked better since the pH is correct. We also can get by with a little less.
I think the lime applications are of a great benefit. Even if you don't do the fertilizer, we noticed an increase in the yield in our hay field. We got crushed limestone from a rock quarry called agricultural lime. It was the cheapest way to go. Sometimes there are people that spread it for you as a paid service. Hope that helps!

Vera said...

Glad he came back, and wise to get him snipped otherwise he will keep on having time away from home. Love seeing the photos of your place - it's nice sharing your world.

small farm girl said...

Yes sage grass means we need lime. We need it badly. But sadly we don't have the money to buy it. It would cost us in the thousands of dollars to lime our fields. We also have looked into govt. grants. (Which I hate to do.). To help with some of the Ph, we burn the field across the road. The ashes help a little. That's what they did back in my grandpas day. It just takes a little longer. :-(

small farm girl said...

Yes sage grass means we need lime. We need it badly. But sadly we don't have the money to buy it. It would cost us in the thousands of dollars to lime our fields. We also have looked into govt. grants. (Which I hate to do.). To help with some of the Ph, we burn the field across the road. The ashes help a little. That's what they did back in my grandpas day. It just takes a little longer. :-(

small farm girl said...

Thanks Vera, we hope it makes him stay home. :-)

Michaele said...

It is a true blessing that you got him back. I have a tom cat going to the vet this week. Hoping to keep him closer to home after that also.
I really enjoyed the photos of your place.

The Awesome's said...

Oh my goodness, I've spent entirely too many hours worrying about whether you'd find him (yes, I know I have issues- but I just couldn't help myself thinking what if this was Hampton, I'd want everyone sending me good vibes, too!). I am SO relieved for you!!

small farm girl said...

I hope it works for you. Lol.

small farm girl said...

:-D Well thanks for the good vibes!!!!!!!

Kellie from Indiana said...

So very happy for you! I do hope the snip stops him from being led astray. You sure do have beautiful country. Green sure is a sight to see after a long grey winter.

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Hooray! Jack is back! Enjoy your land, it is very beautiful!

Peacemom said...

Was the beagle named Jill? So glad he's back, he's a handsome devil. Your property is so beautiful and so much of it! That would be fantastic, but land is so expensive in southern NH. Keep up the good work with the animals. I can't wait to get my chicks outside, they are making my house one big dust bowl and I'm deep cleaning every day. We've got to get a bit warmer here before they can go out, though. ~Vonnie

A Primitive Homestead said...

Ahh he sure is one beautiful dog. So good you have him back. Cute bunnies you have. You must get a lot of eggs from your flock. I only have three hens. They are not laying daily. They have a fine chicken house and yard.