Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Farm

I just realised I haven't posted much about the farm lately. What's been happening, how things are growing and such. It's all good. Maybe that's why I haven't felt a need to say too much. Rainy days here and there means we have grass to feed the animals. Not as much as I would like but I don't think I have ever known there to be too much.

I had a good walk around on Tuesday and there are a few odd jobs to keep me occupied. Weeds to remove- mullein, blackberries, bracken. Odd bits of wire to pick up and recycle- it surfaces now and then like a messy glimpse at past fencing. Rocks and sticks to pile up or something.

I also want to fence off an acre or so for growing more vegetables. Maybe grains for our own consumption too.

Maybe some sitting by the creek too. That's always good for the mind and spirit. No paddling. That water is fresh from the spring up the top of the street and it is freezing no matter what time of year.

The sheep are looking good including the older ewes. They live the life I tell you. They eat, they sleep, they have some nice real estate with lovely views too.

No harder to be a Highland cow here  either. This mob spends there days by the creek and are lazy as can be. They will come running if there is the slightest hint that there is hay or something tasty on offer. I guess if you have four 'stomachs' then it's a safe guess that food is never far from your mind. And these beasties are not timid at all and can be quite friendly which can be intimidating. Maybe I should put up a warning sign.

The garden is doing well now that the heat has abated (thank goodness). I'm holding off from planting too much at the moment. I didn't even go to my favourite natives nursery yesterday when I was visiting Armidale. It would be too tempting and I just can't plant until I come home from The Trip. Plant and seed buying is my vice. Had to be content with walking, geocaching, sight seeing and a visit to the Goldfish Bowl (yum).

Tomorrow is Friday Night with Friends so I will hopefully be crafting something because I have signed up. It's also Five on Friday if you want to play along.

Bye for now


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a gorgeous spit you have there Trace 💖💖💖

Lilbitbrit said...

Hi Tracy,

It all looks most bucolic. Those Highland Cattle are gorgeous and the sheep too. What a lovely stream and that view. Enjoy your Friday with friends.


Lisa said...

Oh oh oh, I love these photos! The creek! So pretty. But, blackberry, a weed??

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely to catch up on things around the farm! I loved seeing the highland cattle, they are my favourite sort of cow!

shez said...

Good morning my lovely friend,oh your place sounds awesome,your views are amazing Tracy,lovely post my friend xx

River said...

The cows look cuddly and soft, just as well they're friendly.

kiwikid said...

Great healthy looking animals Tracy and the countryside looks amazing.

Sharmayne said...

Nice to see a little piece of your farm blessed you are to have that!

Alexa said...

Love the sheep and highland cattle...sheep with a fabulous view- their wool had better be extra good for all that beauty;)
Alexa-asimplelife visiting from Sydney , Australia