Still flying... and that's enough -- Adventures on the Farm
Thursday, October 20, 2011
5 Thing for mid-October
1. No news yet on the loan paperwork, although it's still early in the week. I really don't expect anything til Wednesday or so. Keep those "yes you can buy more land" digits crossed!
2. I really need to get Stewie a ball to play with. Walked the fenceline last night to fix the electric in a couple places (no, just putting on new wire holders... I'm not an electric goddess) and he followed Reilly and I the whole time. When we got back to the beginning, I walked off where I'd like to put an arena - trying to decide if 100x150 is ok or if I "need" to go to 100x200 and how it would look in the field, when Stewie decided he was bored or something. He started PLAYING with a bucket... pushing it around iwth his head a bit then spinning and bucking like he was at the National Rodeo Finals... then back to the bucket. I feel bad that he only has chicken friends. He even tried to play with Reilly, but unlike when he first arrived at the farm, the boy has grown... Reilly hides behind me when Stewie gets playful. If we do beef again, there will need to be at least 2.
(note, it's now THURSDAY!! so much for finishing this "in a few minutes")
3. I participated again this year in the Ghosts & Goblins 5K race downtown (proceeds to benefit Children's Medical Center). Fun race. That was Tuesday. Now it's Thursday and I swear I'm more sore than I was yesterday! Something tells me I need to do more fitness work before I get horses at the farm... or hauling and tossing hay is going to be a daily adventure in pain.
4. Same as #1. Still no news yet on the loan application.
5. Raining again today. It's good for the land, but it shows some things that just make you want to laugh. I wish I had a picture. I arrived home late last night after meeting some old friends for dinner. It was dark. It was raining. Yet there were 8 of the 12 Turkeys huddled on top of the rabbit hutch napping in the dark rain. their house isn't perfect, but there is a roost pole in there and there are parts of it that ARE dry. Nope... the turkeys seem to prefer being out in the rain.
SVF is a small local farm with a variety of endeavors... from raising Thanksgiving turkeys, to a bit of beef cattle and of course, riding and caring for horses. In all endeavors, SVF strives to be as natural as possible. There's always something going on and have plenty of plans for the future... stay tuned for the fun!