Farm Update: A Slow Week

| 5/5/2010 5:41:32 PM

Tags: Lisa Doucette, Piglets, Goats, Greenhouse,

This blog should be entitled: The Last Two Weeks in Photos.

It started with a beautiful rainbow. Isn't this picture so inspirational with the Irving propane truck in the foreground. tee hee

Rainbow and propane truck

Well once again its the case of "never say never." Words have alot of calories. That's why I don't seem to be able to lose any weight. I keep eating my words. Sigh...

I always said that we would never, ever get a trampoline for J. Well, Dave found a near new trampoline in the local paper for next to nothing. Sooooo, here it is. We are having a blast with it.

J on the trampoline

5/14/2010 5:29:11 PM

Doug, Most people around here don't raise animals like we do. We sell by the internet or as last resort auctions. Eggs and such is by word of mouth. People know that we raise our animals humanely and our conditions are sanitary. There is no money in it, but it does keep us going in the feed department, which is the largest bill. Thanks for reading! Lisa

douglas burns
5/14/2010 7:49:10 AM

Lisa, As a future small scale farmer want to be I was wondering how you get your animals sold? I would think living rural a lot of people living in the area may have their own farms and animals. One day (seems like a dream) I'd love to sell a few of what every I'm rasing just to help ends meet. So how do you do it? Thanks for your Blog, Doug

s.m.r. saia
5/14/2010 5:59:06 AM

Lisa, I enjoyed reading about all of your adventures! I love the pictures of the baby animals.

5/7/2010 8:03:11 PM

Thanks guys for the great comments. The tree blooming is our magnolia tree. It's not the saucer type, but I think it's called Magnolia Stilata. (Star Magnolia maybe).

nebraska dave
5/6/2010 11:19:50 PM

Lisa, it looks like you are having some fun with those goats. We never had goats on the farm and maybe there was a reason why Dad didn’t like goats. They can be a bit ornery. I once had a corner of the yard that looked very similar to your green house. I called it my wild life habitat. I finally did get it cleaned up and now it looks much better. Isn’t it uncanny how weeds can grow without water or care? I’m glad to hear that Otis is doing much better. What kind of tree is that blooming in the post? It’s supposed to dip down in the 30s here tonight. No frost but the temperature will be pretty chilly. It’s a good thing I held off with the tomatoes and peppers. Hopefully I’ll get those in the ground next week.

mountain woman
5/6/2010 9:04:25 AM

Lisa, :-) I enjoyed reading your post. So sorry about the chickens. Your greenhouse looks like mine. Got it all cleaned out much too soon and now I have to do it again. I loved your photos and a day in your life.

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