With my husband,the love of my life for over 45 years, settling on our family farm. In this chapter we are getting ready for retirement on the homestead. Our children ready to start their own chapters here on the farm. God's grace and love always.
I’ve been staying in place since I help care for two wonderful people, that are health compromised. One is 92 and keeps telling me that she has lived through many days without all this fuss. I don’t even have words for that, lol. As long as I can keep her on her legs and not on her butt, it’s a good day. Dons’ brother is doing great after his stemcell replacement but still needs to take more precautions and get out into the air more. These two are used to going to church and seeing friends. They miss it
The farm is growing every day. We got new chicks in April. You can see below in the picture they should be laying pretty soon. I have two extra roos, not sure yet which one will win my heart.
Don used the long weekend to start his fall cutting of hay. We are so excited, so far it is doing pretty good. We thank the Lord, the weather hasn’t been very good to a lot of farmers around here. Now many are getting blessed.
Everyone have a wonderful night, and God bless you.
Well, the rains have passed for now. With the 5.3 inches of rain we received, it will also bring flooding on the farm. We had light flooding last night before we went to bed. When I got up at 2:30 the fog had settled and I couldn’t see how much we have raised.
They have changed the process of how or who reads the levels a few years back. Their readings don’t match what was in place before. Living on this farm for so many years, we have learned the markers on our property. They tell us where the water here should be and at what hight the reading at the dam is. They changed! Our markers have been used for over 60 yrs. They were the ones shown by their parents who passed them down to us. So we are making notes. For the next time maybe, lol
I’ll be keeping a watch on the floodwaters behind the house. The water will be raised above our regular fences and electric fence. Our main goal is to keep all 12 calves on this side of the water. That’s the most important thing so they don’t get closed off from the feeders and us.
Yesterday the floodwaters crested, ending us with an 11.9 flood stage. It did close the road south of us, but we could still get out the other way. We’re going into a cold snap which would of made it harder if we had to boat across. So thankful we didn’t get higher.
The water is going down and so far the fencing is ok toward the pond now just has to clear the woven fence. It didn’t take in a lot of trash, or large limbs so we are hoping the water takes it all back out to the river.
Sunday Jan 19th. The water today is going out pretty fast. It has stayed around 16 F all day. Looks like the calves done fine and fences are in tack. Have a wonderful week and God Bless!