It’s been a hot minute since I’ve taken the time to write a blog. I think the last handful of blogs have started with similar sentences… Anywhooo, I just wanted to check in quickly and give you a brief update of what’s been going on around the farm.
It was exactly two months, to the day, that we were seeding. It honestly seemed like it was never going to end. I am so proud of my Farmer and the crew for all of their endless hours of hard word that they put in to getting the seed in the ground. We were blessed with some rain during/following seeding that help everything germinate and start to grow. Now we’re in the middle of July and have had very little rain fall so the pivots are working overtime to keep up with the extreme heat we’ve had. Not only is the heat hard on the crops, it’s hard to be outside working when it’s so hot. Don’t get me wrong I am basically part reptile. I LOVE the hot summer sun, but typically while enjoying a cool bevy on a patio somewhere. As slow as seeding seemed, it’s crazy how fast summer in flying by already!
The Farmer and I were lucky enough to sneak away from the farm for a few days. Even during these busy times, it’s important to make the time to fill up your cup. I took some time to visit my friend on the coast and he headed to the mountains with his dirt bike. As happy as I was to get away, I was just as happy to come home.
The goats are all doing great. Cowboy and Captain are getting HUGE and the ladies are filling out nicely. All have been in good health and staying cool in the heat. They are still working on the same grass that they started on at the end of May, but I’ll soon have to move their fencing to thicker grass.
I guess I can’t forget an update about the kittens! I think it’s safe the say that they have stolen a few peoples hearts. Three out of the six were dealing with some type of eye infection that has now been cleared up. All are doing well and starting to get little bellies. Mama Mabel is still around taking care of the crew with Peter there to help… or at least eat their bowl of food. (Man oh man, am I a crazy cat lady or what? LOL)
I have to say one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had on the farm so far is sharing this life with my family and friends. The Farmer asked me why all my friends and family were so excited about a tractor ride, herd of cats and some goats? I told him ‘city folk’ don’t get to be around this everyday and its a new experience for our friends kids to be on a farm. Heck, some of my friends had never even been to a farm before I moved here! I think as farmers, we have a responsibility to show people where their food comes from and how it’s produced. Plus, it’s not everyday a city kid gets to play with a box full of kittens.
So there you have it, a quick update to let you know we’re still all alive and surviving. August will be here before you know it and then it’s harvest time. I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer and growing season!