Farm News

Oh my, what a gloomy rainy week it has been!  The dogs are bored to death because I’m not outside working and even though I could happily sew for days on end, I am getting anxious to see the sun again.

Wet Weather

Last Friday after 5 o’clock, I let my girls into the yard where Rick and I were visiting and having a beer.  Susannah squatted to pee and Rick noticed that her urine was PINK!!  That’s a sign of trouble for sure but since I had not witnessed it, I almost ignored him.  As I was walking her back to the barn, she peed again and yes, it was very pink – bloody urine.  Friday night – where’s a vet when you need one?  I called my friend Nancy whose husband raises cattle and sure enough he had an antibiotic on hand and came over and gave her a shot.  She seems to be acting OK but I have yet to see the proof because she hasn’t been outside the barn all week because of the rain. The story will continue…..

Susannah

When chickens start laying eggs again or for the first time, sometimes they lay tiny eggs and they are just the cutest things!  Here is one I found just this week  – I put it next to a nickel so you could see how small it really is.   Here is the little basket where I have kept the tiny eggs in the past – isn’t it sweet?  The eggs just dry up inside after awhile so I don’t have to blow them out which would be impossible.

Small Egg Small Egg Comparison Egg Basket

Here is the nice new dog bed I bought for Telly.  And here is Telly in one of the new red chairs!  I was hoping she’d like her new bed better than the chair.

Dog Bed Telly in chair

I bought all my new bulbs a week or so ago and planted them in peat pots.  Some are sprouting nicely and it’s fun to watch them grow each day.  Here are my dahlias.

peat pots plants

Our church sewing ladies dedicated over 80 quilts last Sunday during church – they have done a great job this year and I know the recipients will love them!  While I was admiring the quilts, I took a picture of Noah that they made several years ago which hangs in our entry.  They outdid themselves on Noah!

Quilt Dedication Church Noah

The goats have lost ALMOST all their winter coats – here is Charlene with white hair just falling out in clumps.  She will be sleek and beautiful again in a couple weeks.

Charlene losing hair

One day last week the chickens enjoyed sunning themselves.  I hope they can do that again real soon.

Chickens Sunning

That’s all for this week, folks!  Thanks for reading the Farm News.

Mary

Just for a Laugh…

While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a display of bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since
I had even considered buying a bathing suit, so I sought my husband’s advice.

‘What do you think?’ I asked. ‘Should I get a two piece or an all-in-one?’

‘Better get the two piece,’ he replied. ‘You’d never get it all in one.’

He’s still in intensive care.

6 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. Kristi

    Wanted to share my dad is 97 yrs and we had to put his dog down cocoa was 15 yrs old. He had a broken jaw. Never whimpered. That would make him 105 dog years. Good care and lots of love

  2. Patrisha Bargo

    Love the pictures and I have a ? Regarding the chicken and rooster with white and black trimmed feathers. What kind are they? They look just like mine. We bought from someone in the country a few yrs ago. We had admired them every time we took a ride in that area and one day they put out a sign… And the rest is history. They are great layers even in winter. Thanks

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      The chickens you are describing are Columbian Wyandottes. According to my Murray McMurray catalog, they were first exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and that is how they got their name .

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