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Ready or Not, August is Here!

The end of July also was the end of our haying season. Compared to last year, the harvest was plentiful; the hayshed contains more than enough fodder to see the goats through to next summer.

The hen in that photo is probably looking for a sneaky place to lay an egg.


The does continue to produce over three gallons of milk a day. The pigs and chickens are thriving on the abundance!

The pigs have been moved into the weed-overgrown coop-yard where they root in the rich soil and knock down the tall vegetation. They take frequent nap breaks!

The garden is producing too - beans, snap peas, cucumbers and LOTS of raspberries!

Many of the raspberries are growing on the outside of the garden fence where the grass is tall and it's a bit of a tangle. I have to watch my step out there to make sure I don't tread on one of my furry companions.

I've dug some of the garlic. By this time last year it was all in the garage curing but it's maturing a little later this year.

The cornmeal corn is tasseling and looks pretty good.

And in the view from the milking stand you can see the oats are beginning to ripen from green to gold.

You will also notice the lumber in the foreground. That is a little construction project the guys have going on - more on that next time. One clue for you - it's goat related!


Thank you for stopping by the blog. Until next time, be well friends!



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