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Quiet Weekend in Photos

December 29, 2013




No fanfare – cut wood, haul wood, water and hay, dig roots, rinse, repeat.

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  1. December 29, 2013 5:40 pm

    Beautiful carrots and parsnips!!

  2. December 29, 2013 5:41 pm

    Brr! How many flakes of hay do you figure per animal?

    • December 29, 2013 7:22 pm

      Amy, that’s a tough one, it depends on the temperature, and if there is any grass or browse available – anywhere from 1/2 a bale to a whole bale – small squares of course. We’ve been lucky sitting above the inversion, once the sun hits the pasture they are napping in the sun all day 🙂

  3. beth in ky permalink
    December 29, 2013 8:26 pm

    Do you ever have issues with creosote when burning pine? We have a different type of pine (black) I remember some exciting flue fires! I have been canning like crazy this week, chili, October beans, black eye peas, hominy, soup, and have 25 pound pumpkin waiting for his trip through the canner…. I have 2 off the farm jobs and the meat and veg I have canned up help me sling supper on the table after a 10 hour workday.

    • December 29, 2013 8:34 pm

      Beth, we burn fir, similar to pine, but it has to be well-seasoned and we have to keep up with the chimney cleaning!

      Oh my goodness the thought of all that canning and working too makes me tired 😦 Goodness sakes woman do you get any rest?

  4. December 29, 2013 11:19 pm

    Beautiful shot of the barbed wire! 🙂

  5. December 30, 2013 6:52 am

    Great pictures…

    Where is the PPE on your man? Hello, Chaps?

    • December 30, 2013 8:35 am

      E, his funeral, ear protection only, and hardhat if he’s falling…you can lead man to safety gear but you can’t make him wear it.

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  7. Carol permalink
    December 30, 2013 10:12 am

    Will you burn that wood now? No wood splitting required there I guess!

    • December 30, 2013 10:16 am

      Carol, no that’s for next year, and pretty much the limb wood goes for the cookstove. Those rounds are very tight grained and will burn for hours, either for holding a fire or slow cooking. Plus that’s pasture cleanup too, those trees shed limbs just enough to keep us in a good couple tiers of limb wood each year.

  8. December 31, 2013 8:04 am

    I like the photos of feeding hay out. Pasture looks like it is in good shape.

  9. Melba permalink
    December 31, 2013 9:52 am

    I enjoy your posts! The vegetables are beautiful!

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