Busy Week at the Farm!

Cowboy and I had lots of chores this week, but we also made time for fun too. Our weather is crazy. We have had virtually no rain this fall so I actually had to drag out our stored hoses and fire up the water sprinklers. Everything is a tinderbox so I am making sure the house and barns have a little wet around them. This weekend I mucked the livestock barns while we had really beautiful weather. I hate to clean barns in the cold. With no water comes nothing for the livestock to eat. Cowboy put out new hay bales and gave all the animals the cubes they love. The deer got mineral blocks and corn in their feeders. Corn also for turkeys also although we have not seen any for several weeks. These are a few photos from this week at the farm.

We woke up to a very misty fog on Saturday. It looked more like a Halloween scene with the fog and buzzards circling!

Cowboy took this moon shot. Good job Cowboy!

With our beautiful weather I managed a few hikes around the farm & found these lovely berries.

Passed this tank and lone duck when headed to town.

Cowboy & I attended a fun holiday party & this guy was hanging around.

I love that all the cows have their winter fluff going on!

Love these ears!

Amy begging for more carrots!

In town we found this precious nativity scene. Click on photo to enlarge.

It has been a busy week, but we were able to carve out some nice fun moments. Now, I have to try to finish up shopping and start my baking!

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Comments

  1. Love that Nativity set! Somebody really put in a lot of time!

  2. Here we have so much rain the horses cannot go out to pasture. No hay here in the winter. We rely on what is stored from summer.
    Wish we lived in a drier climate! Love your photos.

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      No, I promise you, you do not want dry! Our hay is stored from summer also. If I could have one day of rain I would maybe dance around in it! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Love the pics! Very cute one of Amy begging for more carrots!

  4. The donkey almost looks like she “talks”! Cute, cute, cute! And the manger scene is absolutely beautiful! Someone really has something to be proud of there. It’s fantastic! You might want to ask the people if you might put it in your local paper next year! It’s something that should be shared with as many people as possible!

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      Amy does talk! When I come out the door no matter where she is in the pasture she startes Hee-Hawing!! The nativity is in an area where I bet everyone is able to see it. It is so lovely and looks like the ones we used to see growing up…

  5. Hello!
    I just found your blog and am so glad I did. I live on a dairy farm in Vermont, so can relate to much of your lifestyle (except the weather! it is literally 4 degrees outside here today!)

    I fell in love with a dairy farmer last year and left my friends and family in the NYC metro area to move up to Vermont to live on the farm. It’s been an adventure and a huge adjustment. It’s nice to read about other farm women…I feel a real sense of kinship.

    Happy new year,
    Alison

    • weekendcowgirl says:

      I am glad you found me too! As the years pass you will more and more love your new life. You will try new farm things and be so proud of yourself. It is hard sometimes (especially on a dairy farm!) but, I bet you will never want to trade it. I am lucky it does not get so cold here and our beef cattle do not have to be milked! I have never been to Vermont, but always wanted to come take pictures of the leaves changing there…

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