Friday, October 30, 2015

Weather, animal, and neighbor update


Some days there is simply not a minute to spend at the computer. Yesterday was such a day. I enjoy and appreciate your comments so much and wanted to reply to each one! It's like a little visit with you.

It was looking a lot like fall as I backed the car out of the driveway on Wednesday.



Also looking raggedy around the yard with leaves falling and pots of dead flowers sitting around, and with the old hoot owl missing from the apple tree stump on the left. Poppy borrowed the owl to sit on a stump near his hunting spot, supposedly to keep the squirrels and crows away from his corn feeder. 



Yesterday the sunshine came back so I emptied flower pots and put away some junk from around the yard. Isn't it funny how something that looks pretty amongst the flowers of summer, will look like junk in the dead of winter, so I cleaned up a bit.


The teeny tiny garden and greenhouse are pretty much cleaned and ready for a long winter's nap. 

At the very top of my "to do" list...move that cherry tree, fig tree, and blueberry from inside the garden. Look how big these have grown, still in their pots, with their roots deep into the ground. Work that I created for myself! Three big holes need be dug, now!


There is a new pet in the neighborhood creating quite a stir. Neighbors from about a mile down the dirt path, Robert and Kristine, have adopted this sweetest white pony and named her Josey. These are the same neighbors with the wandering pig who used to come visit. You may remember my post about the visiting pig.


Here she is. Once this miss piggy began traveling and visiting the neighbors a little too much, Robert fenced her in. Talk about stirring things up in the neighborhood! We don't see much of her anymore. She was cute. Made everybody laugh.


Look who is out of her cage and playing with BunBun. It's Punkin!


I've never seen such running and jumping and kicking up their heels! 


I do love BunBun's big feet.


His other half is mighty cute too.

One last thing...Shae wants you to know that she is feeling better.


Shae being sick has caused me to learn a bit about goats...like, a good quality hay should be a goat's main diet, with the pellets being more of a treat. I thought the opposite was true.  

So Poppy is back at work today. I should end this and get to my work. The day is flying. Thank you dear friends.

Love,
Henny













35 comments:

  1. I missed being able to read your blog yesterday and glad that you are back today. I just started reading your blog and like it very much. I share your love of animals. Your log home is lovely! That is some pig!

    Shirley H.

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    1. I appreciate that so much Shirley. Most of the time I feel like I have nothing worth posting, so thank you!

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  2. Glad to see Shae looking good, if a bit puzzled, she almost looks as though she is saying "what's all the fuss about then, did I miss something?" I do not envy you the job of moving those trees, not one little bit. I have to get off my btm and weed a couple of flower beds, and I do not relish the thought of that either.



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    1. I should never have let those trees get so big! :) Oh, I've about given up on weeding.

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  3. We're knee-deep in leaves here, but I think I prefer that to transplanting trees.
    Wonderful picture of Shae, head tilted photogenically.

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    1. Oh gosh! Are you sick of raking yet? I haven't started!

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  4. I love the picture of the pretty leaves on your windshield and all of those adorable animals. They just bring a huge smile to my face. I'm also glad that Shae is feeling better. I hope you and Poppy have a lovely weekend... :)

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    1. Thank you Dee. Hope you and your family have a good weekend too.

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  5. What a cute post, Henny! I love those big bunnies!
    Everything looks cozy around your patch!

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    1. Thank you! I love bunnies but they take up a lot of my time. :)

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  6. Always love seeing your precious animal pals...it's almost like having them myself, without all the work of course! You have such an interesting farmette.

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    1. If I were smart I would have just someone else's animals...but no, I had to have my own! :)

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  7. Aww, thanks for the animal update. Glad the rabbits are having fun together, and your goat is better. There is a picture for you on my last blog post.! Your Fall looks kind of like ours, except you have got much more tidying up done:)

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    1. Thank you Karen I went straight over there. Jake is cute as can be with his rabbit. I've just got to find a bunny for Eli. Eli has chewed the ears off all his bears.

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  8. Aww, thanks for the animal update. Glad the rabbits are having fun together, and your goat is better. There is a picture for you on my last blog post.! Your Fall looks kind of like ours, except you have got much more tidying up done:)

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  9. Cute bunnies!! I need to get out and tidy up our gardens too.

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    1. Thank you. I really like your blog. I was just over there reading.

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  10. Lovely to see all the animal photos. Glad Shae is feeling better.

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    1. Thank you. I hoping she will completely recover.

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  11. Scrolling down through your post I stopped at the second photo to admire your pump/well house. Recently when I have free time I've been reading some of your old posts and I read the one where the old well house needed replacing. Looks like you got the new one that you had wanted! Your yard is very tidy.

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    1. Thank you. I love the new well house but sure hope we don't have to remove it anytime soon. It is big and heavy!

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  12. What a great blog today!!! I love all your pictures! Love your bunnies....they are so cute .... love your new neighbor, the pretty white pony, and love that picture of the big pig who came to visit awhile back! Your yard looks so pretty with all the leaves fluttering down to the ground. I always wish that Fall would last a lot longer than it does. I just heard the forecast that we in Wisconsin are supposed to get warmer than normal temps for November....that would be great! I wonder what the forecast is for you in NC? Take good care and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane. I wish fall would last longer too. We are supposed to have warmer temperatures next week...above normal. I'm wondering if this will be a warmer winter. Thank you for asking about Shae. She is better but still not totally well. I'm still worried about her.

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  13. Gosh I totally forgot to mention your goat! So glad Shae is doing better too! :o)

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  14. The bunnies are friends! Are they both males? Your yard work is just beginning and ours is almost over, we changed blades and put the mower in the garage for the winter. Everyday is busy! I am glad Shae is doing better, we let our goat eat whatever he wanted how do you really stop a goat from eating anyway:(

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    1. I really think Punkin is a female. :( Guess we'll soon find out. I was thinking about you today while outside with all these leaves and remembered you had raked for the last time this fall. My work has not even started.

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  15. Hello Henny,
    Always glad to read a few of your latest postings from the prettiest little farm in NC. So many animals to care for, and don't you know how much they appreciate it! We are hoping for some rain next week, right now we have dry wind. They say an "ElNino" is due this winter, and we sure could use the precipitation, but it will probable bring some flooding to the places that have had wildfires. I am at least looking forward to wearing a jacket once in a while! Hope your hand made items are a hit at your craft sale. Best to you and your entourage!

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    1. Hey Pam, Poppy says all the animals around here are overfed and spoiled. They do come running from every direction when I walk outside. Hope you get that rain next week. I know what you mean about wearing a jacket. I like winter clothes better than summer clothes and love wearing jackets and sweaters.

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  16. Lovely photos . I do like your bunny's soo cute . I am glad Shea is getting better . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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    1. Thank you. Sure hope you have a good weekend too...and that cute Miggs!

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  17. Hi! So glad the goat is doing better and I love those bunnies! We are pretty much done outside for the winter. It is not nearly as pretty as summer with all the yard art and decorations! Hope we don't have a hard winter! Nancy

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    1. Hey Nancy. Thank you. I am about done outside too except for the leaf raking and that hasn't even begun. That is a real job here and every year I wonder if I can get all the leaves raked one more time.

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  18. Your neighborhood sounds perfect :-).

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