Monday, April 30, 2012

Cogburn is back in the coop

No longer living alone on grass seed in the great outdoors.

Trip to see Laddie's Half sister

She is due to deliver in the next few days.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Zack can run faster than Cogburn.

Cogburn is back in the coop.
The hens in the coop are happy.
Dorothy is happy.
And Cogburn is..............................

Every farm needs a team.

Doug is thinking of selling his JD tractor,
and getting a team.

The seed potatoes are cut.

They should just right for planting next Saturday.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cogburn is in trouble.

He's eating Dorothy's freshly sown grass seed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Laddie is showing signs of spring

Laddie has lost his winter coat.
He is showing signs of grazing on the spring grass.

Heidi comes to help at CVF

Living on a farm she comes with a good skill set already.
We know she is great with animals.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flashback: Annie with her kids

Years ago Annie had a couple of kids.
Now she has a husband and two children of her own.
She definitley got the "farm" gene.

Monday, April 23, 2012

This boy has a name

His name is "Cogburn".
After record voting this is the people's choice.
It was suggest by Steve.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bonnie is 23 years old today

Here she is many years ago with her horse colt Laddie.
She has been a good and steady mare.
Her registered name is Gormley's Island April F6789

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cross-country buggy modifications

We have changed the back-rest for the front seat.
We can know step over into the back and get off with ease.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More rides at CVF

 Three generations of the Barlow Family
Ross tried his hand at driving.
Jack got to show off his new harness.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rhubarb for dinner tonight.

The cold frame has done its work ++++.

Bluebirds in the front lane

They are quick and tricky to photograph.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flashback: Many years ago.

Anne showed me a page from an old calendar.
The sketch is by Franklin Arbuckle.
It reminds me of sitting on my grandfather's draft horse Jerry.
That was many years ago.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Leesa tries Jack in the new harness.

Always something to clean

Cleaning horses, carriages, and harness.
The work never ends, but it is fun.

Jack's new harness

This is the new harness from Coutryside Harness.
Now we have to teach Jack to wash his own feet.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What's not to love about a Clydesdale.

Time to plant the raised bed.

Many of the frost-hardy crops are planted.

The new cold frame

So far I'm happy with the new design.
We'll have to watch it work now.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter from CVF

Tomatoes are up.

The seedling are up in 7 days.
I used an old heating pad for germination.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flashback: Countryside Harness

I saw this harness at Countryside Harness last June.
Abner has made me one to fit Jack.
I pick it up tomorrow. More photos to follow.

Monday, April 2, 2012

And snow we got

But not enough to run the horse and cutter.