Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: May 2022 (Page 1 of 2)

Flowers & Fillies

The ornamental crab apple tree, which I received my first Mother’s Day at the farm, located in our front yard, flowered for the first time!

The aroma of the flowers is divine!
Grandpa’s mare, Babe, had a baby filly, Grandpa is going to name the filly, Midnight.
Simon and I assisted in some rotational grazing with the herd, by moving them into a pasture. Are you able to tell the pasture that they were grazing in from the one that they’re going to be moving into in the future? Let me tell you, this high density grazing, that has been researched since the 1950s, really works! Not many ranchers use it because of the amount of work that goes into it, but golly gee, it’s effective!
My right hand man and I returning a cow that had prolapsed back to the herd, she is on the mend!
The cousins gave the children some books, they were sure a hit with these three, kept them nice and quiet while Simon practiced piano.


We’ve been burning both ends of the candle to get our crops planted.Β  The forage barley and Siberian and German millet are planted.

Here’s Andrew using a broadcaster to plant the millet.

Grandpa is inspirational with the long days he’s willing to put in to prep the ground for planting. He babysits for us whenever we ask, he’s showing us how to live selflessly. Hopefully, Andrew and I are able to do the same. He helps so much and asks for so little in return.

Helping Mom out.
My Mother’s Day tree is blooming.
The 2 oldest boys and I were out fencing and they did such a great job helping with the little girl so I could fix fence. They make their mother proud.
After I was done fencing, they brought me bouquets of crocuses and prairie flowers πŸ’™πŸ’–πŸ’™


Dad is imparting his knowledge.  For the Jacobson Haymarsh Summer School, today’s 1st lesson was a definition of binary.  The 9 month old paid more attention to a music CD she found, but Daddy is such a good teacher he made it somewhat understandable for the 2 year old, the 4 year old participated quite a bit and the 6 and 9 year old should be able to explain what binary means.

Learning good material is a life long endeavor…it doesn’t end, just because summer break has begun…they seem to appreciate a little bit of structure.

Mowing time.

Replanting the poplars.
Fencing high density grazing parcels continues…
Official snap pea planter.
Tomatoes are in.
Andrew jokes that Grandpa needs a white horse to match Rosie and Blue, then we’d have a Red, White, and Blue team for patriotic holidays!
Thank God for Grandpa!πŸ’™. He’s always so willing to help us out!


Andrew is intentional in one on one time with his children….here he and our 3rd are out running fence lines.

Pretty proud Aunt here …my nieces and nephews made the line up.
Praying this crew encourages each other to live the lives God designed for them. Kindergarten Graduation was yesterday. It seems like unless a person has a strong virtuous character they may succumb to the world, the flesh, and the devil. But, if a group can be good and pure, they can encourage each other to sainthood. May these pure Little Treasures help each other to heaven!
My siblings are sharing their tasty looking rhubarb desserts. Here’s Maria’s masterpiece.
Mya’s “Upside Down Rhubarb Cake.”

Cattle Drive

We had an adventurous and arduous cattle drive.Β  There were approximately 20 new calves that had to be caught and trailered as the 2 mile walk was too long for them.

All’s well that ends well.
Our 9 year old made a bouquet.
Filling the drill to go plant forge barley.


Mom’s birthday is today.Β  She’d be 73.Β  I noticed that I’m pondering the afterlife more today.Β  Does that happen once a person loses their mother?

Happy memories 😊

Happy Mother’s Day 🌹

Life is brief. Appreciate your mother if she is still of this world. Seeing my mother in my children is a powerful experience and hearing the good memories they have of her when we visited her grave was endearing.
Lake Sakakawea on our way to the State Music Competition.
Andrew accompanied 2 high school students at State Music, one was a cousin. This was a fun adventure.
Blast from the past. Time flies. This came up on my phone a few days ago.
2008. Where have the years gone?
Porterhouse steak, homemade french fries, salad and Moscato wine. He made me feel spoiled ❀️🌹❀️
A friend shared some of her perennials with me. Andrew so sweetly transplanted them for me.
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