I like to share the vicissitudes joys of life on the farm with those I love. So this morning I sent the above shot of Pinky and Perky in their playpen in my kitchen, replete and mercifully (temporarily) quiet after breakfast, to my brother. His response? “You’re microwaving them?”
One of my more popular posts has proven to be this one, written in October 2020, about my hacking efforts with my two eight-foot hay feeders made using Premier Panels, in which I described the process of turning them into four four-foot long feeders. I regularly get notifications that it's been viewed by others, and… Continue reading Midwinter’s Update on my Premier Panel Hay Feeders
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen… Continue reading Winter On My Farm
I had a peripatetic childhood, and by the time I finished high school I’d attended well over a dozen schools on three different continents, with time off for good behavior during a glorious year (in about third grade) where there wasn’t a school anywhere in sight. My mother, who was largely disinterested in her parenting… Continue reading Entertaining Angels: Life Comes Full Circle Edition
It's been, as my mother used to say, "as cold as charity" around Chateau Right for the past few days, chilly, damp and blustery--very reminiscent of a long-ago Thanksgiving and one of the most magical episodes of my life. I refer, of course, to the strange case of the Macedonia Baptist Bunnies. If I were… Continue reading Macedonia Baptist Bunnies!
I wrote about my Ur-cat Psymon a few months ago, about how he came into my life, and about his propensity for stealing cat food and climbing up library ladders. Well, add one more to the list. This story starts with the dogs, two giant Great Pyrenees who are, at the grand old ages of… Continue reading Psymon Strikes Again!
Several years ago, during my quest for the perfect hay feeder for my sheep and goats, I built two 8' long, 4' high, and 35" wide hay and grain feeders using Premier's wire panel feeder inserts. I loved them. They won the hay-feeder lottery! Not only did they do double-duty as grain feeders, they were… Continue reading Building a Small Hay Feeder Using Premier’s Wire Panels
So there I was this morning, laughing uproariously at a YouTube video of a sheep having joyful fun on a trampoline: And while I was noodling around looking for other amusing animal videos because I didn't want to go out and put on any more house siding today, …. I ran across the Australian news… Continue reading Words Fail Me. Well, Hardly.
It seems that it's about time for the regular pre-election "Let's Fix the High Cost of Healthcare Once And For All!" national political posturing extravaganza, so I thought I'd throw in my two cents, and present what I'm pretty sure is a unique and extraordinarily effective solution. I’ve alluded to this subject in a few… Continue reading How To Bring Down The High Cost of Healthcare: RWKJ’s Medical Plan!
Bee Swarm Soirees: Check. Done for the year I think. Net gain of two hives, neither of which came quietly. The first congregated around a fence post (actually on a "dropper" between two fence posts). After my neighbor Randy helped scoop them into a five-frame "nuc" hive, I left them for 48 hours to settle,… Continue reading The “Rights” of Spring