25 09 2015


We are still enjoying the great weather. It has enabled me to get the fencing done.


I am so gad that its  done.  Moving and setting up those 16 foot sections of fencing was harder than I remembered.  Of course I am a lot older now.  Today I hope to start seeding, small areas of the fenced in area.

The sheep had been in the barn for 4 days.  They were glad to be out but bewildered by the fenced in area.

What's going on!

What’s going on!

All was forgotten soon enough when acorns were spotted.  Soon they were  gobbling them up.



Still lots to do out of the sheep area and fixing up the gardens there.  


Its fall and time for my annual visit to John Peters (The Chicken Man)  It’s a trip I always look forward to with anticipation , what kind of hens will come home with me this year.  I promised myself to get only two birds.

Lynn and I met Sheila a fellow chicken lover from Williamsburg and off we went.  Between us we bought 9 hens.  Sheila getting the most at 4, Lynn got two and I got three.  I bought an Easter Egger and two bantam Easter Egger.  They will all start laying in late fall.

Lynn with Emma

Lynn with Emma

I put them in the dog house and there was quite a bit of discussion between them.  There is just enough time for the adjustment and they will be part of the other flock.


Emma is the buff colored Bantam and Rosemary is next to her the bigger bird is Dorothy

Emma is the buff colored Bantam and Rosemary is next to her the bigger bird is Dorothy


I had beautiful large peaches this year but this is how they looked.  I think it’s caused by a moth but don’t know what to do about it.  Any advice?



Woody is back

Woody is back

Many thanks for reading my blog on this beautiful day.  Carole


21 10 2014


MOre rain is coming, I am feeling well enough to do some necessary things to get the outside chickens in.  I am hoping to get 3 chickens in today and leave the two new gals out  for a while more.   


I have been under the weather for a while now.  I have a digestive disease and have had it for some time.    For the most part life goes on with it but there are times when it rears its ugly head.  Lots of stress tends to bring on an attack.  I am in contact with my doctor and a medication was called in and when I went to pick it up last night at one of the few locally owned pharmacies left, the Pharmacist came out to tell me that the script was $450. for a one months supply.  I have been on the phone with the Nurse this morning and hopefully we can find something that is less expensive.  Our health care system is in shambles and has been for years. I remember when I worked in Maryland many seniors could not receive all the meds they needed each month because they couldn’t afford them.  Other countries manage quite well why can’t we?  A lot of it has to do with the drug companies with all their free lunches and trips and dinners out.  Both working in a community heath center and a mental health clinic I saw how they operated.  I was so proud of the community heath center, they would not accept free lunches ( which cost 250 and up and could be had from 5 different drug companies each week. the only thing they accepted from the drug companies was samples of medication.}


There are so many benefits to living in a small town.  One is a local newsletter available on the internet which lets you  know of the goings on in town.  I learned that the town has a grant for  a Foot Nurse.  SHe is available on Wednesdays and one needs to make an appointment.  I went a few weeks ago, and learned for the first time that I had flat feet.  No wonder I have been having problems.  I picked up the recommended supports and my feet are so much better.  She also told me about a product she makes up and recommends for keeping your feet fungus free.  One bottle of cheap listerine type mouthwash, a glass jar with a lid on it and some small cotton balls.   Fill the jar with cotton balls and then add the listerine.



 Use after baths or showers, just by patting the cotton balls all around your toes.  So easy to do with little cost.


Its wonderful to have them, they are so cute and full of life.  The run around constantly and Morticia calls them for new treats.  Today they had some clover and the noise from the room!  Mama was happy and so were they.



I think Peeps might be a Rooster what do you think Anne?



There is still time to get into the Primitive SUnflower class at Sheep and Shawl.  It will be this Saturday.  Also still time for the Hooking with yarn class too.  Call Liz to get a place in these classes.

As the leaves begin to fall and the chill gets in the air I look forward to the quiet time of the season.  Fall and Winter are quiet times at the farm.  Time to get inside projects done and my have time once again for my beloved rug hooking, spinning and sewing.  Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.    Carole





17 04 2014





We had snow overnight.  Just a dusting and it was gone by mid afternoon.  The next couple of mornings will be cold and then we will get back to springtime temps.  I had to break ice on the sheep’s water this morning.


Minnie is much better today although she is still not eating much.  We went back to the vets today and had another lesson in giving her fluids.  Tomorrow will be the real test.   I have bought her all new food in hopes of enticing her to eat.  SHe was up and about this morning on the computer.  I think she will be fine.  I have to give her fluids daily for a few days then every other day.  We will see how she is doing in a week.  Yea Minnie.


Morticia a good Mother

Morticia a good Mother

I went out to check on the eggs and heard a peep from Egg number 2.  It is breaking the shell.  I don’t know how to edit it so you will see the whole thing.  It should be hatched  out within 24 hours.  I am calling it Little Peeps


Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.  Carole