Hopefully today will be calmer. I still have a couple of teenagers and their baby staying for another week or so. But the Frenchmen and I are hoping for a calmer day today. Something nice and ordinary would do the trick.
We got all the hay in yesterday morning. Stacked up into the barn working hard to beat the rain that never came.
Here is yesterday in pictures. Then I am up and onto it.
I have the second wave of meat chickens arriving today or tomorrow morning. The Post Office will call me. Today we are back into the neglected gardens that need water. And I am pickling beetroot. I love eating beetroot in the winter.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Your calves have to be some of the cutest creatures on earth.
Congrats on the hay, as well as your successful farm-to-table soiree!
Yes – that was probably the busiest week so far this summer! c
I hope it is calmer for you today.
So far it has been delightful – the visitors are out and so it is just my crew and I and we are taking it slowly .. and doing some planning.. c
Your cows are all so beautiful. Carlos the Willing and almost Able is beautiful too, but in a masculine, ancient Greek sort of way (lots of curls, big muscles, thick neck…) 🙂 Lovely, lovely Talia – she looks like a red deer fawn with her big ears and huge dark eyes. Have a calmer, less scattered day.
It is calmer and i am well pleased – I finally got the laundry put away!! c
I have trouble with that too, and with much less excuse!
Your calves have to be some of the cutest animals on the planet.
Congrats on getting the hay in, as well as your farm-to-table soirée!
Beautiful, charming creatures & hollyhocks & photos. Give yourself a big pat on the back, Celi. You got the hay in the barn, the guests fed with homegrown food & all your friends online delighted & in awe. Brava!
Hollyhocks always look good against old barns. They grow by themselves. c
Gotta love them calmer days.
🙂 Mandy xo
Hi there Mandy – how are you! ? c
Much better of late thanks C, after shocking news about Dad and a cousin. Will share it all soon. xo
Oh Mandy. All my love.. c
Bobby T and Talia are gorgeous and growing so quickly. Laura
Faster than the speed of light!.. c
The calves are gorgeous. What beautiful shots.
Beet root – DO NOT TRASH the greens or give them to the pigs….. Wash and cook them like you would spinach or other greens. They are a real treat. Little green flavor like any green but the beet flavor is there too! WHAT a treat they are….
We eat the greens every night with the salad of kale etc – i am surprised my beets even grow with all the theft of their green! c
Oh good! We had a small hole in the wall that served braised beets with stewed green occasionally and I had the owner texting me whenever they had them.
the baby animals are always so beautiful. they give hope.
Yes – they are so dear.. c
Beautiful animals, they’d win beauty contests! Hope it’s calm for you x
Yes we are having a lovely dayc
You could let the pigs take over the job of watering the garden …or perhaps not 🙂
Might not be quite the watering we had in mind.. c
True, but they’d be quite thorough 🙂
We have a feel of fall in the air, in the mornings. Cool enough I have to shut some of the windows. Rather odd for July.
How peculiar – but a nice break from the heat? c
Frost at Steamboat Spring this morning and snow in Montana and Wyoming.
I second the beet green opinion. Delicious with lemon or vinegar and a dab of butter. Beautiful pics, especially of the calves, but even the plonkers looks quite elegant in their wallow. Enjoy your calm day.
Yes we eat them all the time! c
I would send a little of our rain your way if I could. We have been putting up wet hay all week. Mother Nature is funny. We are 5 inches shy of our annual rainfall to date but have had just enough in the pop up thunder storms this week to put a damper on baling. On the other hand, the pastures look great for the cows and I have had to spend more time pulling weeds than watering the gardens. I hope you get some calm and some rain soon. 🙂
Putting up wet hay is miserable – do you salt them? c
No we have been wrapping everything. Too much fun! 😉
wishing you a very calm day and that calf has to be the most gorgeous calf ever Wow.!
Morning Kathe! c
Favorite shot of the day: the barn and the hay wagon.
and an empty hay wagon – even better.. c
I just went outside to move the water sprinkler only to find that it was raining. Never fails! Glad you got the hay in. That’s one less thing to worry about – until next time. The sun has returned and it’s shining brightly. Here comes the humidity! Stay cool, Celi. 🙂
We only got the smallest sprinkle so our watering programme is still working its way around the garden.
Lovely pictures! I love beets. I put some up earlier in the summer. Need to do it again to have them around in winter. Funny how fast canned beets fly off the shelf. 🙂
Oh you love them too – yes and they are so good for you! c
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Talia is beautiful little heifer 😊
yes she is – and super strong.. c
I agree with Kate, your little red calf is very reminiscent of a fawn, so beautiful. Good news to get the hay all in, now let’s have some rain. We really need it too, And it’s so hot here, predicted to be 30 to 33 and with the humidex figured in will feel like mid- to high-30’s. Ugh! So I expect you’re also getting hotter than wished for temperatures. How do all the animals fare in the heat, with fur and feather coats on? Almost too much here. Hope you can find a little respite from it all. Have a great day! ~ Mame 🙂
We have been hot but not too hot yet – most just hand out under the trees or in the barn waiting for it to cool off.. c
I love that last picture!! She’s so adorably small! Looking at the outside world with a little trepidation. Aren’t we all so small and vulnerable compared with the big wide world…
especially if you are a tiny calf – thank goodness they can walk minutes after being born!
An empty hay wagon has to bring a good feeling. In an earlier photo I was wondering if it was the serving table for your big party. Either way, empty is good.
The amount of work, organisation and just stuff you get through… and great pics. I love your Instragram pics… and Instagram… so, errr, instant.
You have the sweetest faces! And that wee calf is adorable!
We had beet and onion salad ith pur dinner, quite delicious
I could be a pig for a day.