Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Was a medley of milk inspector, friends bringing things, Amishmen reporting poachers hunters who were trespassing tearing up a hay field with a 4-wheel drive, confronting the darned thugs, who have been confronted here before....next time the police get called...cows stuck in places where they don't belong...well, just one cow, but it was a big rescue project..... Cows out, cows in, feeding, milking, choring, bringing a little Thanksgiving to some family members who will enjoy it, and a small buck harvested for winter dining. Not to mention three roosters supplied for the same purpose, but placed up in the small chicken house for now.

Yeah, it's a wonder the door hinges didn't give up under the strain.

Today we ship the mean steer. Not looking forward to that, but it has to be done. Then writing the Farm Side, hopefully, and more getting ready for Thanksgiving...oh, yeah, Liz and I cleaned the fridge yesterday too and finally turned those Brussels sprouts into food.

Tomorrow, early hunting by Alan and friend and herd health. And cooking. And cleaning Thursday the dinner along with the usual chores and milking and a small prayer for nothing untoward.

Friday entertaining some hunters who take Alan hunting at their place every year. Saturday, who knows? Sunday...I hear that chair calling my name. Whoever called this a holiday week sure had a strange sense of humor.


joated said...

Busy. Busy. Busy!

I sincerely wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

And good luck to Alan in his pursuit of venison.

Dani said...

Never a dull moment that's for sure!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your family and friends. ((hugs))

Linda said...

Sounds like a busy place....here with the -30*F temps it keeps everyone home and I doubt if we see any hunters at all this last week of the season.

DayPhoto said...

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. One of my thankfuls is having you as a pretty cool blog friend. And for getting to know life in New York State.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cathy said...

" . .a small prayer for nothing untoward."

Sounds like an appropriate prayer for a very wide range of personal and planetary purposes. :0)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Floridacracker said...

You'll need that chair when you finally arrive there.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Marti said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for your friendship!

Ericka said...

happy thanksgiving!

clearly the spirit of the season has infected you - giving the thugs another chance.

threecollie said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts. Happy Thanksgiving to you all as well.