The past week has been crazy busy, hubby went to alberta to give his momma a helping hand and I was holding the fort.. got to see my dad which was very nice.
he had time to visit some of my family as well 🙂
hubby came home to a new to us second hand extra large leather chair, I got it at the second hand shop for twenty, awesome find, hauled it home in the horse trailer
Got a call from a daughter of a friend who needed to rehome her budgies, so Tweetie and Tweddle came home to the farm, they are settling in very well, they have a regular cage until I get a custom one built for them
Twiddle is the more friendly one
the black broad beans are doing well, as are the purple sugar snap peas but they are a new heritage pea to me and they are tender an yummy but, they taste like a green bean.. very odd
lots of drying going on daily..
first cut of hay done and its not good news at all, the hay is ok quality but the volume is very poor indeed,. a third or less then normal.. the drought locally is effecting all crops and its showing! my pasture look like the mid-aug unstead of end of june.. we have only had two good rains and maybe six teasing rains in the last two months.. crazy!
Something had to give, the well will not hold in this drought if everything is on it, so we added in a 2000 gallon water bin and its filled and will be used for livestock an garden needs, while the well will do household and we pray for rain
my elderflowers are a third the size of normal but at least they are there, the huge blackberry patch has just aborted all their fruit.. we will see what happens..
The geese have settled in fine and with that I need to run.. as you can see, the farm is hopping right now! how is your world going? gardens? critters?