Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Phil's flock of sheep

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Well we picked up 10 young sheep today to help manager weeds in the pastures. Dad thought it would be a great and unique housewarming gift for us and we thank him greatly for them.  In return he will eventually get some meat when it comes time to harvest.

So meet (not meat) Phil's flock of St Croix sheep and their first meal on the farm!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The donkeys like to graze!

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The donkeys are spending more and more time out in the big pasture, we're just about to a point where we can keep them out there all day and they sure seem to enjoy that!

Splash is still recuperating from here run-in with a telephone pole support wire.  That injury could have been so much worse, we're fortunate she is doing quite well now and Chris is just about ready to take her out to a local trail for the first time.

And Molly's surgical wound is finally healing up well!

So, all of the animals are starting to get back to some sort of normalcy.  Chris and I have been plugging away at various things.  Mowing is a big part of the routine it seems, and we've been spending a lot of time with the weed eater.  Next week we're hopefully going to get setup with 10 St Croix Sheep which should help us keep the pastures grazed down.  The St Croix are a hair sheep (versus wool) so they don't require a lot of maintenance.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update - more settling in and an offer on Gilroy

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Still settling in of course, but getting things done.  Need to really wrap up things in Gilroy since we accepted an offer today on that house.  Not exactly what we were hoping for, we will have to write a check to get out of the house, but it could be a lot worse!  It definitely seems to be the right type of buyer we were looking for though, which is good for us and hopefully for the folks on Burchell.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's the weather?

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I setup a weather station up here, for those that are curious (probably just me!).  There are tons of personal weather stations around the globe and many of them publish to The Weather Underground.  If you visit The Weather Underground (click for link) to view the personal weather stations for the Georgetown area you will see the MountainEars Farm station on the list.  I've added a "sticker" to this post which is the image below that I'll add to the blog which will show the current conditions.

More geeky stuff for Ken to play with....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Update from Georgetown

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Quick update after a crazy couple of weeks making the major move to Georgetown.  All of the animals are now up here with us, and all of us are trying to get adjusted to the new routine.  Chris and I both start back up at work this next week, which will add another interesting piece to the mix.

The animal move was stressful but went off without an issue.  And this includes Molly, our fuzzy little dog who had another cancerous tumor removed the day before we moved all the animals (six months after the first one, we have another one, not great...).  Much was accomplished this last two weeks and much more to do over the years of course!

More later, but for now, I'll leave you with a picture of Splash and Annie grazing in their new large pasture...waaaay back in the background you can see all of our donkeys grazing on their side (click on the picture to see a larger version).  They are all very happy with all of the space!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The big animal move

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2 trucks and trailers.6 donkeys.2 horses.3 cats. And 2 dogs. Plus much stress!