Oh, this whole world keeps spinning 'round. It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down. There comes a time, comes a time.
Neil Young

Friday, March 30, 2012

Incubating Duck Eggs

Our incubator is an automatic turner. The temperature for duck eggs is 99.50F. Dusk eggs take 25-28 days to hatch. 
 The incubator is in the basement because the turning makes a constant whirring noise. But the basement was cold enough it was holding the temperature at 96F, so we wrapped a old blanket around it for insulation. In 10 minutes it rocketed up to 105F. We turned it down a bit and now we are waiting for it to stabilize before we put the eggs in.
 We have 14 eggs. I hope all of them hatch!
 Tommi was such a good momma last year. Too bad she doesn't get babies this year.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Forever Farmgirls Friday #7


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**Tomorrows post will be on incubating duck eggs, so make sure you check back!**

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Centus--I'm Living the Dream, Man.


"I'm living the dream, man." I said to my best friend. "But I have to have something more. I have to get the gold." She looked at me in astonishment. "You know I hate it when you call me 'Man', so stop it. What do you mean you want to take the gold? Harley is shoe in for it. Nobody is as good as him in the pool." I'm trying not to roll my eyes at Cecily. "Josh. You. Can't. Do. It." I look at her smile and say: "But I'm going to." I will. Because I. Can. Do. It.

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Jenny Matlock

Friday, March 23, 2012

Forever Farmgirl Friday #6


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

There's a Big Difference!

I took this picture last year, with a Samsung Kreuznach VideoCam. 
I took this picture yesterday with my (wonderful!) Canon PowerShot A2200.
I'd say that the difference is astounding!

Monday, March 19, 2012

I'm Back....

I know, I've been behind on my blogging. But weekends are the busiest part of my week. Saturday is my youngest sister's games and we are out of the house all day. Sunday is my game day and yesterday we had a game at 10:30 a.m. and then a soccer practice from 2:00 to 4:00 and then my dad had a coaches meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 Very busy day. but without further ado, I give you cute pictures of baby goats to calm the soul, mind and body.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Forever Farmgirls Friday #5

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Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Baby Video!



Aspen is the meanest little baby. She tries to headbutt the other babies no matter what they are doing. But Cassie seemed to hold her own against Aspen/Penny. I'm considering changing Aspen's name to Penny. It's what I call her all the time anyway. Do you guys think I should?

I hope you enjoy the video!
Tayet

Monday, March 12, 2012

These are a Few of my Favorite Things....


My favorite food is grapes. I am currently eating a three pound case of them. Don't worry. I won't eat all of them.
My favorite drink is grape Kool-aid. I'm seeing a theme here...

My favorite color is blue. I know. Boring. But not just any blue. Hottest-day-of-the-summer-sky-blue. So yeah. (But it used to be purple =P.)

My favorite musician is Prince. And the color of royalty is what? Purple of course!

My favorite favorite writer is Sarra Manning.(The writing on the book cover is purple... a stretch I know.)

My favorite silly/dumb thing to do is walk around the house in my roller-blades.


That's it for my favorite (purple) things. What are some of your favorite things?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I found a place where snow, water and ice connected. I thought this was pretty creative!
Water
I could not decide between this leaf with the sun shining through it
Light 
or these three blades of grass. So I used both!
Light
Twix are so yummy! I ate one tonight and it melted in my mouth. I felt this was a necessity.
Chocolate
This Wooly Bear Caterpillar was the first one I've seen all year. I was very glad to see him.
Animal
This is my book shelf. I have LOTS of books.
Crowded

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Forever Farmgirls Friday #4


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Saturday Centus--Good Things Come in Fives

I woke up to find.
A little bird singing outside.
I laughed and said "Hello"!
I'm very glad you're here.
Please don't leave until fall.


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Jenny Matlock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saturday Centus--Leaving for World War II, Saying Goodbye was Harder Then She Thought


Saying goodbye was harder then she thought. "Farewell. I will see you upon your return, because you will come back. No matter what." Miranda's eyes filled with tears as Benjamin kissed her hand. He looked down at her, his own eyes filling. "I will come back to you always. I'll always be here with you and even when I'm not, I will be." Miranda looked at him with all the love in the world. She couldn't think of a world without Ben. They shared the sweetest kiss they had ever had together and slowly parted as he got into the cab and rode away into the sunset.

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Nestbox, Nestbox, Nest

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Forever Farmgirls Friday #3


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gold's Milk Production

Gold has stopped producing milk. We don't know why, but the last few days have been full of baby goats in the house. They try and try to nurse, but Gold has nothing to give and after a few minutes of fruitless efforts, she jumps away from them. When we try to milk her, she doesn't have anything. Trying to teach Aspen and Willow to take a bottle has proven VERY difficult. Force the mouth open, insert bottle and try to get milk into their mouths. Yesterday, Aspen was taking it better. Now she stopped and today Willow took it better. Sheesh, gimme a break! Just take the bottle, it's not even formula! It's good goat milk from Uhura. Her babies were only nursing from one side and when they tried to nurse on the other side, they aimed to high and didn't get anything, so they went back to the other teat and drank there. So, I milked her out on the engorged side and now they nurse both. But I got almost 12 ounces from one side, that's a lot! But very useful. Thank you, Uhura!
You deserve a treat.

New Photography Blog

Into the Land of Photography

I made a photography blog, I'd love it if you came over and followed!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Illusion

One very cool twisty tree?
 Or two perfectly curved trees creating an illusion?

Which do you like better?

Linking to Your Sunday Best.
Linking to SOOC Sunday.
Linking to Farm Photo Friday.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

First of the Month--Changing Focus

I have been doing the stream in my family's woods for First of the Month, but I am changing focus.
 I will now be focusing on one of the new babies, Aspen.
 She's the sweetest little thing, absouloutly the tamest baby ever on the farm. 
 I will be documenting her growth and when I take her to the fair this year, she will be about 5 months old.  I'm going to start training her to walk and square up in about two weeks. I can't wait to get started!

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Forever Farmgirls Friday #2





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