Saturday, November 11, 2017

calf update

 Both Diana and Rocky are doing well. They have both about doubled in size.
Diana's fur is coming in black underneath the brown  Her coloration resembles a buffalo if you look closely at her head.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

New calves

 This is Diana. We got her a couple weeks ago, but weren't sure she was going to make it. Her mama had abandoned her out in the field, so she was cold and hungry when she was found. The rancher didn't have time or inclination to bottle feed her, so Heather took her to Lisa.
 This is Scotty or maybe Rocky. His name is not fully settled yet. He belonged to one of the vets from the clinic who could no longer bottle raise him due to surgery. So we bought him and put him in with Diana. Cows do better with companions.
Even though Diana is several weeks older than Scotty, the two are just about the same size. Her fur is also a little sun bleached. Both calves are black angus. Lisa is doing a good job with these two.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Walkway is capped

 This past Sunday, Heather picked up some concrete and we got her walkway to the barn capped.
 Allen finally got to help with a concrete project. He has missed the last few we had for Lisa. He was excited about this one.
Walkway is covered and (mostly) smoothed out. I did not have a trowel, so it was smoothed with the back of a shovel. Heather needed a slightly rougher surface for slip resistance, anyway.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Walkway rebuild AGAIN

 The rain we got this past Thursday washed the walkway out again. I had ALMOST finished filling it in from the last time it washed out.
It took the truck to work today and got another 9 buckets full of fill. It got pretty close to where it was before. I still need a couple more and then we'll concrete it in next weekend. That should keep it from washing out any more.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Back from New Hampshire

I got back from my trip to Allen's in New Hampshire Wednesday night. This was our progress at the end of our work session Wednesday. The sub-floor is assembled, the front and back walls are assembled, and the long walls are each 16 ft long, but need another 8 ft. added to be complete. We couldn't attach anything to the frame because they still haven't issued him a building permit, so we were " pre-assembling" everything we could. Allen has a lot more detail and more pictures on his blog.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Becky's visit and lake visit

 Becky was here for a short visit and really enjoyed playing with Kimmie the lamb. Poppie plays a bit rough for the lamb so we have to keep an eye on them.
 Heather and I took the boat up to Cave Run Lake today. We had a beautiful day, sunny and warm.
 We caught a bunch of fish. They were all little, but still fun to catch.
 Heather drove the boat back to the other end of the lake. She had fun. It's been a long time since she drove the boat. She had to get used to the steering being less precise than a car's steering.
She did a fine job and we had a great time. I got to go for a swim, too. The water was 80 today.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

First lake trip of 2017

 Heather and I took the boat up to Cave Run Lake this morning. It was WAY busier than I thought it would be, with a lot of out of state boats out on the lake.
 We had warm and windy conditions today, with the water warmer than I had figured at 72. I was thinking upper 60's. It was still a nice day to be out. Willow went with us, too.
Here we have a spot for a "roadrunner tunnel" with a couple of channel marker bouys that broke loose and drifted over to the the rock face that makes up the shoreline in that spot. I wonder if it would work...