This is our first time experiencing the month of May on the farm. It's been a very busy time clearing over grown tree's and cleaning up piles of old wood and junk from years of neglect and JUNK collecting. I don't mean the kind of 'junk' that most of us like to find either! We haven't even touched the inside of the barn yet but I'm sure that won't get done until winter just to make sure there are no wasps nests or snakes in there (farmboy is afraid of snakes).
There's been lots more to mow now which keeps me busy and out of trouble...so farmboy says.
The people who own the farmland around us brought in more cows and took some away so there's been lots of desparate mooing going on...probably momma's calling for babies. It's sad listening to thier desparate calls but thank goodness it only lasts a couple of days and then it's quiet again.
The fruit trees are starting to produce fruit. Hopefully I'll get enough to make jam and can a few quarts of fruit.
There are two blackberry bushes and this year I planted 75 strawberry plants although
we did loose a few plants. We're looking forward to eating lots of strawberry shortcake!
This is our corn crib...it's old.
At one time they had it covered with tar paper but I'm trying to pull it all off so I can paint it the original color of barn red with white trim. Eventually I hope to do that to the barn and chicken coop too.
This is the door to the chicken coop/garden shed
I love these old buildings.
One of the barn doors
Priscilla and Percy
Left to right...Licorice, Romeo, Chicken Little, Miss Betty Hen and Extra Crispy
Buttercup and Henrietta are in the coop laying eggs.
Foreground to background....Chelsea, Bubba and Shep
heading home for a treat.
Olly and Lizzy
I hope you've enjoyed a little walk around the farm.
Have a wonderful weekend!