Monday, August 31, 2009

status quo

OK, the camera is working, not well, but I think it's going to get more interesting than these photos! I'll ease it back into it's job of capturing the hallmark moments of the farm. Wait, do we have hallmark moments here?

The weekend was great, the visit from my mom was great and as usual things here were great!

Java dining outside last night. Looking very suburban with the mound of top soil from the neighbor's lot as the background scenery. Sun had his grain inside, since getting his teeth done, it's amazing how much more comfortable he is eating. Grain and hay happily eaten, so much better. (insert foul language to express frustration for situations like this and trying to not think of all the wasted grain and hay since he was uncomfortable eating).

Mr. Java's Mom made this wood bin and handy kindling bin... nice huh?! And, he's filling it. This wood should burn beautifully this winter, nice job Mr. Java's Mom, you're the best.

Bandy swimming, with stick. Mackie making wake while retrieving.

Bandy and Mackie on the way to the pond. It's a particularly shady spot of the top of the fern path (and shorter days don't help), Mackie is the black spot on the left. As you can see, Bandy has selected a giant stick for the swim event.

How was the Chester Fair??!! Tractor pull got rained out Saturday night. We went Sunday. I pigged out on fair food. Mom politely accompanied me. Apparently neither of us are fried dough aficionados, but certainly enjoyed getting our fix. I laughed as I barely got out from under the awning of the fried dough booth before eating it. I can hardly wait until next year!! Oh, and I went and looked at the livestock... I really like sheep. So sweet, fuzzy and calm... I wonder if Java would like one?


Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Fried dough - YUMMMMMM!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Getting caught up over here. Seems that lots has been happening, too. Sheep are very sweet and so 'pastoral'. They would look perfect on your beautiful pastures. :)

The dogs are living....well...a dog's life. How fun for them!
And wow! What a tidy, perfect wood bin. I wish my house could look as neat and tidy! :)