Friday, February 3, 2012

Life on our farm is quiet.  Winter is still with us but the forecast this week is cold but clear.  I took these pictures a couple days ago.  The day had been drizzly and cloudy.  All of a sudden the clouds parted and we were blessed with this fantastic view.  It only lasted for a few minutes, just enough time to snap two pictures.  Then it was gone.

This time of year we concentrate on getting the inside of the house fixed and cleaned.  In just a few weeks it will be time to start on the outside and the yard.  With 10 acres, that can be a daunting task.  But with all the alpacas and goats re-homed now, we can concentrate on our yard and finally on our garden.

We have several blueberry plants, asparagus, raspberries, an orchard with about a dozen different fruit trees, and an entire pasture of mulch in a big pile thanks to the alpacas.  That should suffice to energize all the veggies and fruit.  Now just to have that ground unfreeze.

Friends at Serano Alpacas got a new great pyrenees puppy a couple weeks ago and named him Abe.  He died yesterday of unknown causes.  We are so sad!  They don't know why or what happened.  Farm life can be tough at times. 


A late update on little Abe.  Apparently he dug out under the fence and was killed by a fox.  They found him with a neighbor's dog laying next to the little guy like she was trying to protect him.  So sad.

 The picture on the left is Abe with his big buddy Thor.  The other one is little Abe inspecting his new yard.  Such a loss.  Goodbye little guy.

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