Lots of furry friends… and a donkey named Puddles

Two ewes

Start a flock of registered Babydolls. Off white, eat fro, your hand tame, born this spring. Babydolls stay small easy to handle, great mothers. Mamma one

Need a Pal?

I have two little off white fellows that would make terrific  barn buddies or lawn mowers.  Friendly, eat from your hand.  Have that wonderful teddy bear smile of a Babydoll Southdown.  Easy keepers, we like to go in pairs, so let’s strike a deal!

good grief, it’s HOT!

It doesn’t matter where the camera is turned, you won’t see a critter, or a farmer for that matter….the sky won’t give up a bit of moisture, it’s too hot today do anything but complain about it!  Will we remember this in January?

For some reason, the ducks love it.  The sheep don’t go in the sheds, they lay outside, along the siding…can’t figure why.  Hardly eating, until sundown, then let the munching begin.  The horses lean over the fences to see what’s green on the other side, so far, the planter on the gate has had a trim, as well as all the comfrey growing along the pasture fence.  I have given them sunflowers, Hinny loves zinnias….looks like he’s eating a ladies hat when he downs one.  

The chickens are holding out on the eggs, still eating, though.

Raspberries are ripening, more every day.  Can’t quite get to the production my Dad used to get, but working at it.  Lots to eat, freeze and share, looks like a couple more weeks worth.  If it rains…..?

gospel choir.pdfIs Summer Over?

Can it be?  September is here, the hay is in, corn and grains put up, time to get ready for the leaves to drop.  Today the sheep got a treat, Jerusalem artichoke, they love them, and some sunflowers.  Nothing like cleaning the gardens and doing double duty.

We have some new baby chicks, even though our last batch haven’t started laying yet.  Easter eggers!  The kids will love them.  Our Ruuner ducks have grown a little bolder, so they explore during the day, good for bug catching, and put themselves away for safety at night, we only have to lock the fence!

Hot and dry, less mowing, so time to do house chores, painting, staining, scrubbing, oh, my.

Where’s the critters?

it looks like they’ve abandoned the pastures forever, but come back and look towards sundown, all sorts of happy campers start chomping then.  I wish you could hear the sheep! They are not quiet.  They move in one determined line to get all the green.  Funny thing about sheep, people keep them as lawn mowers, but if you dont have enough and a weed pops up, they walk right around it.  Sometimes I have to mow before they will graze!  Spoiled babies!

Storms are coming

early morning here at Cabin Creek acres. All the critters are taking advantage of the cool air, grazing with warp,speed to get all they can before the rains come. 

Cabin Creek Acres T Night

sometimes it gets so busy here I forget to stop and appreciate the beauty of our space.  I just checked the cameras, it’s my job to run out to reset if one freezes, or the weather interferes,  so I got to see through the camera eye how prett the fields look as the sun is setting.  So peaceful, quiet, a wonderful place to be at the end of a busy week, where lots of things went wrong.  Nice to still be happy for the blessing of this little piece of heaven.

Cabin Creek Acres steams!

6:00a.m. And it’s hot already, every animal is hiding, waiting for me to bring them something to eat rather than waste THEIR energy grazing!  Puddles the donkey just made it clear he wouldn’t wait much longer, he knows the nice Hay Man filled the barn with their favorite food….

Saturday was time for the bunnies to go to forever homes.  One was lucky enough to go home with the Ice Cream Lady, Lucky Bunny!  We are now waiting for Pearl, the Magic Rabbit, to give birth.

Still raking up debri and cleaning gardens from the hailstorm we experienced.  Not as bad as some areas, but my pumpkins look like a giant stomped through the patch…so much for Fall decor!

Time to get moving, lots to do!

Windy Day

Its a blustery day here at Cabin Creek Acres.  The bunnies fur is blowing, although it keeps them livelier than the heat.  

The sheep,have hidden, the horses have taken to the barn, it looks like the farm is abandoned today.  Only the howl of the wind, hope the hollyhocks keep standing and the apples don’t blow off the tree.  

Cooling off

What a day at Cabin Creek Acres!   Everybody lazy, now the sun is going down, the bunnies are active again, and the horses are back out to pasture.  The short burst of rain today just added another shade of green.  The sheep were still,lying about until a minute ago, now the munching sound is competing with the birds!

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