Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: October 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

Happy End of October

Cookie making crew preparing for all of the Halloween parties 🎃
Little boy blue come blow your horn 🎶… wait we want those yearlings in the corn.🌽
Good ‘ol Cowboy Don helped me move the herd on Tuesday to their 2nd to last pasture for the year.
In their new pasture with feed up to their chests.
They enjoyed decorating gourds.
Monday’s egg collection crew.
They all had to move up a size or two on their winter outdoor clothing.
They made a snowman at the Jacobson grandparents’ house.
Enjoyed a visit from one of the Greatest!
Andrew brought home a used family minivan last night, we’re looking forward to the roominess on our next long trip.
Our neighbor is replacing a rusted out culvert that leads in to the church yard. God bless him!
Watching as the crew heads out for chores.
Helping me keep the mudroom clean.
An article sent to me by a Fargo friend…old, but still interesting. I’ve seen it from the highway, but haven’t driven up to it.
Happy Halloween 🎃
Andrew’s homemade pizzas.


I’m not sure if I’ll ever get excited about snow falling before December 23 but being around the young ones and seeing their excitement over the first snowfall, is pretty fun to see❄️

The chickens are questioning this white, fluffy stuff.
Last year he was the baby on the sled, this year he’s the scout up ahead.
Sibling love 💛


A reading from the Book of Tobit 

On their wedding night Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife, “Sister, get up. Let us pray and beg  our Lord to have mercy on us and to grant us  deliverance.” Sarah got up, and they started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs. They began with these words:  

“Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and  all your creation praise you forever. You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, ‘It is not good for the man to  be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.’  Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age.”  

They said together, “Amen, amen.”


We received enough snow to have to shovel the deck.  The heifers are still missing their mamas, but they are adjusting.

The good old loader tractor bringing a bale to the heifers.
Early morning deck clearing.

Weaning Heifers

Today we are weaning heifers, steers will be weaned in a couple of weeks.  Got our first dusting of snow this morning.

We appreciate Don, Tracy, Chelsea, Priscilla, and Tiffany for helping out!
Don patiently waiting to load.
This little turnip eating Miss decided to stand by herself yesterday. One would have thought the brothers won the lottery by the way they cheered for her.
Our oldest is now reading chapter books, the little brothers love listening to him.
A mug of hot chocolate is well deserved after working in this cold.

2 x 6, 20 common nail

This fence was built in 1983, so today Grandpa, Grandma, Mary, and I had some “stitch in time” work to do before weaning.

Hard, laborus work usually leads me to deeper thinking and a true appreciation of technology and advancements.
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Setting a post.
“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they’re doing.” – Warren Buffett
Trying not to make hammer tracks, I can see why carpenters have nail guns…uffda!
One of my favorite ladies to dwell on:
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa
Thank goodness he’s patient enough to teach me. His arm is starting to give out on him…so I guess that makes me his right arm helper.🔨
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”-Proverb
With below freezing temperatures, we went around and turned off all of the hydrants we don’t use in the winter so they could back drain and not freeze and break.
Watching us work from a warm pick up. It was a sleety, windy, and blustery afternoon.
A warm, cozy house, and a tasty meal, felt really good this evening.
“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”
Carl Sandburg
My phone says this picture was taken on this day last year, amazing what moisture does for corn and pumpkins!

Cleaning Corrals

Grandpa’s been cleaning our weaning corrals.  Uncle Peter came over with his skidsteer today to do the “fine-tuning” work.

Peter cleaned out the barn entirely of the manure that Grandpa couldn’t reach with the bigger loader tractor. Here he’s cleaning the bottom of the board fence which will make it much easier for us to do repairs.

Windy Pheasant Hunting, Weaning Preparation & Harvest Celebration

Remember the “Where’s Waldo?” Books, find the pheasant hunters.😉
Bentley & Ginger ready to help us set up panels.
Resting after setting up panels in the wind.
My pumpkin bars were a hit, thanks for the pan Anna! I love how Gabe cut big bars for the big people.😁
He makes excellent popcorn in his cute machine! Thanks for bringing and sharing!
This Grandma must have done something right, she has quite the bouquet of Grandchildren 💛💙♥️
Thanks for all of your help, this lady washes the bedding and makes the bed before she goes! Does most of the dishes, brings a ton of food, and helps in meal preparation. Overachiever!!! But much appreciated 💕.
I wondered if little girl would get any attention growing up in God’s country where there’s more cattle than people, appears she’s being doted upon a little bit.💖
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