Tuesday, October 2

Tuesday Dose of Random Critter Cute

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Now that the months of devastating heat and drought have finally come to an end (and I'm not quite as under the weather as I was all summer), I've started carrying around my camera and seeing pictures again.

I'm hoping to get back to posting the weekly Friday Farm Fix soon so I can better share what's been happening around here (and better keep track for us of what happens when). This is my favorite time of year on the farm. And the photos, along with the leaves, are thankfully starting to pile up.

More photos below. . .

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Random critter cute (6) - FarmgirlFare.com

1. Young chickens taking over Rooster Andy's coop while he and his three hens are out free ranging.

2. Chicks dig chard.

3. Mr. Midnight, garden supervisor.

4. Misbehaving donkeys being led to jail the secure front field. (The other night they broke into the farmyard, ransacked the bin of chicken feed, and made a big mess. There's nothing like rounding up seven delinquent longears at four-thirty in the morning—and then forgetting to shut the gate so they went right back in as soon as we went back to bed.)

5. Munching on the turnips, rape, wheat, and millet we planted a few weeks ago as an experimental source of early autumn sheep greens. We scattered 50 pounds of deer food plot seed mix from the feed store over about a half acre of already established grass and weeds in a fenced pen and, thanks to some well timed rain, it came up nicely. The sheep are eating it, but they're not loving it. We may end up putting the donkeys in there for a while.

6. On the mole patrol!

© FarmgirlFare.com, coming in for a fall landing—and thrilled to see all that green.


  1. Oh I think "Chicks dig chard" NEEDS to be on a tshirt! :-D

  2. You're a talented writer, a creative photographer, and an inspired "farm person". I hope those facts make a previously discouraging summer seem a distant memory. Thanks for the things you do for those of us who really love your work.


  3. I'm so glad to know you're feeling a little better, Susan. And it's so good to see green again on your farm!

  4. Susan
    It is so good to hear you and the farm are feeling better! We miss you, but empathize and understand. You are such a good "virtual" friend and your recipes continue to please my family.
    Thank you for your blog!

  5. Just what I was thinking as I looked at the photos, nice to see green instead of brown for a refreshing change.

  6. So glad you are feeling better! I love the pic of your black cat. Donkey stampede! LOL.

  7. I check out your blog every single day, always hoping to see something new. From your posts, it sounds like you and Joe had a tough summer and have had to make some adjustments going into the winter. I also understand that you weren't feeling quite up to par. Now it seems that you're a bit more optimistic and that's always good to see. Know you're not in it alone....you'd be surprised how helpful we virtual strangers can be!


  8. Yay for Friday farm fix :)

    Mr Midnight is exactly like my black cat Lolita :) She is very naughty and very curious.
    I'm so glad you are feeling much better and things are getting better at the farm. This is the power of collective global positive thinking that has been directed toward your corner of the world :) Happy dance for happy farming :)

  9. Lovely green in all the pictures! I was wondering what the sheep were munching on.
    I'm glad you are feeling better, hope to see more farm pics soon! :)

  10. Love all these pics but I find it hard to believe that those cute donkeys could be guilty of any wrong doing.....LOL....so happy better health is coming your way, and may the Fall be extra beautiful for you this year. You've earned it.

  11. I look forward to every post about your farm, recipes, photos, sentiments, ups and downs. I'm glad you're feeling better.

  12. Thank you for these great farm photos - I love seeing and reading about your life on the farm. I'm happy to read that you are feeling better.

  13. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks so much for all your kind and supportive comments. They mean more to me than I can say. Thank you. Here's to a bright and beautiful - and well photographed - fall! :)

  14. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better! Hooray!!! Good luck with the sheep fodder experiment. Sounds good.


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