Saturday, January 30, 2016


So, I finally finished editing and uploading the video of me putting away the chicken netting.

Here it is


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pictures of Summer

While looking through old pictures on the computer I came across these. Taken in summer when it was warm and there was no snow. Anyway, with it being so cold right now I thought I would put them on.

So, here they are.
Very green corn

Gopher rock
 Gopher rock is the name designated for this rock. Actually it was for a much smaller rock that stood in the same place. We would stand on that rock to be just a little taller. From that position you can see across the field to grandad's house, across the field in the other direction, our house, and across the field to the north where there is Snyder's knob (the mountain in the picture below). Often times we would sit on that rock to watch grandad mow, rake, and ted the hay.

Anyway, on with the pics.

Snyder's knob

This was our first barn cat, Summer.
All of these pictures, except the one of Snyder's knob, Where taken July 31-2014

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lots of Paths!

The seventeen pictures below were taken in short sleeves because it is so warm. There is tons of snow from the storm that lasted the last few days but it warmed up today when the sun came out.
The path going from the front door to the cars that we shoveled out.

The after pic for the first picture of this post.

A few of the piles that Papa made while cleaning the driveway.

Part of the drive way and wind block with Snyders Knob (The Mountain) in the background.

The skid steer and another part of what he cleared.

The path down to the chicken coop.

The chicken coop

I need to clean again.

All 14 of my chickens in there winter abode.

Snow on the pines.

The chicken tractors at rest for the winter.

The path in front of the house

Joshua in front of the wood stove after helping me with clearing out around the cars.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snow Pictures

We have snow. No, like seriously, a lot of snow. Like two feet of snow. Maybe three or four in the drifts. This makes it hard to clear the driveway, get down to the barn to feed the animals, Get down to the chicken coop to feed the animals, get out to the pole building to get wood, and basically jut to get any were.
This car is stuck!

The path that we dug to get to the pole building.

Now for the inside pictures.
A few fish. (duh)

A blurry picture of the main part of the house.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Calf pictures

So, I finally went down to the barn and got some pictures. I only got two that weren't really fuzzy but here they are.

The brown one is still a little sick and Snowpeak is still very sick. They both drank all of their electrolytes today and so Laura did not have to tube feed them. Snowpeak is still moving slow. Brownie is perky though. Anyway I gotta go.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Snow and a new shed

So, the shed it the back ground in the first picture is the shed we built a while back and the weird shaped one in the front my uncle built more recently.
It has a cool shape on this side.

This side is normal.

I have to go to clean hog pens in half an hour in all this snow.

And I leave you with a picture of my uncles gorges ram.
More pics of the calves soon I promise. I just have to go down to the cold cold cold cold...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Calf News

So the two new calves got sick. The brown one we named brownie and the black and white one we named Snowpeak. Brownie's poop is watery and snow peak would not eat but they are both still perky. Today when we went down Brownie's poop was like slightly colored water. I mean it. If it was coming out of the other hole I would not think he was sick. Anyway, yesterday Laura fed Snowpeak with an esophageal tube. AKA a squirt bottle and O2 tube from Zach's oxygen thing when he was a baby. Today he was sucking on my fingers so we decided to try feeding him with a bottle. He drank it all right up with foam coming out his mouth and everything. Brownie's nose and ears are still warm. Sowpeak's ears are warm but his nose is a little cold. Also we saw Brownie lay down and he bent his neck around to lay his head down just like a normal calf would. We did not see Snowpeak lay down.
So, here is our currant predicament:

  • Snowpeak
    • Slightly cold nose
    • Diaria
    • Would not eat for a while
    • Eats dirt
  • Brownie
    • Really bad diaria
Please comment if you have any suggestions. We really want to keep these calves alive and growing.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

!!!! New Calves !!!!

Laura got them from the dairy that she works at. They are bottle calves. Which means that they still drink milk but that they are not with their moms so we have to feed them milk substitute.
Caleb and Laura with the lineback. I would have gone with them to get them but I have a cold and Laura said that riding in the back of pickup trucks makes it worse, so I had to stay. Na' I'm just teasing Laura. I know it is the cold air.
The other one that I have no idea what it is.

I will try to post more pictures soon.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Barn Door

I put together this barn door the other day for the end of the barn so that the wind doesn't blow right through the shed. Actually it took me two days to build it. Working on-off of coarse. Not constantly. Here are the pictures.

Just a random picture. Because god made really cool clouds.