Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: January 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

A tribute- “Rocky” …for those horse folks out there.

Growing up, my family had a horse who became like a family member.  Andrew got to know him a little and our children have heard of him.  In those days, we didn’t have our front wheel assist John Deere loader tractor so Rocky was counted on every day to help feed the livestock.  My Dad just swung in with this old article he came upon…so I thought I’d share some history.

The article my Dad dropped off.
Rocky is pictured above with my cousin Adam. The bottom horse was my Dad’s saddle/ranch horse.
Andrew took this picture back in 2006 I believe.
Another picture taken by Andrew, we used to feed the heifers and cows with something called a pick-and-roll. We would pick up a bale, drive it to where it needed to be, and roll it out.
Andrew on Rocky, Monica on Shorty after raking hay in the field, July 2006.
May 5, 2009, is the date on this picture. Rocky with a “student” horse, named Sunny.
Spring planting days at Taylor, no date on the picture, but it was the later years of Shorty’s life, his last year on the farm was 2016.

Fog = Frost

I think there’s a saying that goes something like, “three months, three weeks or three days from a heavy fog there will be a storm.”  But there’s something sort of magical about it.

Going to collect noon eggs.
Helping to feed the chickens.
Enjoying our noon outing.
Praying and thinking of those families and friends that are in Washington DC today! We have a niece there. Hats off to the President who is the first to speak at a March for Life and give a voice to the voiceless!
“God, author of all life,
bless, we pray, this unborn child;
give constant protection
and grant a healthy birth
that is the sign of our rebirth one day
into the eternal rejoicing of heaven…”
~ excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing

Well Read Moms & Mary

Blessed to call these ladies friends.

For a short while there was two little extra members tonight 😊
Mary sure was a good little listener, not much input from her at this point however…that will likely change after a decade or so😁

Balmy weather!

After the last week and a half or so, it feels like we are experiencing a heatwave!  It is 33 degrees, not a breeze, and the sun is trying to peek through the clouds!  

The chickens are loving this warm weather.
Silver Laced Wyandotte hen.
They love their new mittens!
Black star hens.
Working on holding her head up!

What a Year!

A year ago, if you told this birthday man he’d have another child, and this one would be wearing pink, I wonder what he would have said!?!

We had a warm day in this bitter cold streak so we moved the cows back…I feel for the livestock and people to the East of us, sounds like they’re going to get a blizzard.
Andrew snapped this picture when he started the herd moving.

Sorry if I Brag a Little…

That young gentleman shaking the Pope’s hand…yeah, he’s my cousin, my Aunt Virginia’s son…Fr. Anthony.  He tries to say a Mass at St. Clements whenever he is here.  I think it’s important to put good, young priests, who are doing their best to Shepherd the Flock well, in our prayers.  I know we all need prayers, but somehow I think they need extra prayers to help them, help us.

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