Welcome to the Friday Farm Fix, a sporadic series where I share a random sampling of what's been happening around the farm during the past week. Just joining us? You'll find all the previous Friday Farm Fix posts here and here.
Hay inspectors back on the job.
It's been quite a while since I posted the last Friday Farm Fix, but the other day Joe and I were talking about how much we both miss this series. We love being able to look back and see everything that was happening around here during a specific week, and I confess to sometimes including extra photos especially for us.
This time I thought I would also a list of some of the things we've been doing around the farm, for those of you who are interested. If you've been missing your Friday Farm Fix, I hope you enjoy this cute-filled, spring green installment.
So what's been happening on the farm during the past week? We've been busy. . .
—Eating giant freshly picked kale and Swiss chard salads nearly every night.
—Splashing through the creek.
—Worming the sheep and trimming some hooves.
—Planting 10 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes (the 5 pounds of Pontiac Reds already in the ground and a few inches tall froze this week but should hopefully make a full recovery).
—Reorganizing the walk-in pantry (it looks and feels so much better in there!)
—Cracking up at our new farm cat (a proper introduction will hopefully be coming soon, maybe when he gets a real name).
—Getting invaded by armadillos (including one that almost dug its way into the shop, which is attached to the house, the other night at 10pm).
—Enjoying the unseasonably cool (mostly under 80°) and beautiful mid-spring weather.
—Locking seven wayward, disappointed donkeys back in Donkeyland (I told you they'd start misbehaving).
—Stopping to smell the lilacs.
—Trying to fix the broken sickle bar mower and the little antique diesel tractor so they're ready for haying season (with a minor head wound to Joe and a sledgehammer to my finger in the process—ouch).
—Celebrating the much needed rain and hoping it keeps on coming.
—Polishing off the third (!) batch in a row of these addictive (and almost too easy to make) Baby Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies (hint: you can double the recipe).
—Loving all this gorgeous green.
16 more photos below (hover your cursor over each image for a description). . .
Have a wonderful weekend!
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