Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013 .... Hello 2014

 
Those green coats are getting well used .... took them off the 2 ram lambs Saturday morning, kicked them and mom out of the stock trailer into the big world of the rest of the herd.  Got up Sunday morning only to find 2 new lambs, this time 2 ewe lambs, so they got the coats and are now living in the trailer since nights are still down in the low 30's.
 


Temps have been in the 60's during the day .... good for growing winter veggies, I have planted 36 Broccoli and 12 Cauliflower in the raised beds.
 



I planted 18 Lettuce plants in 2 old rusty wheelbarrows, I can move them under cover when needed.
 
 



Dollar is wondering where all the green grass is we should have by now.  Farmers and Ranchers are really going to be hurting if we don't get some rain soon.  All the hills and pastures are still brown and dry.  Weatherman said this morning this is the dryest in the 100 years of record keeping.
 

 
Little bull calf is growing on alfalfa but would be much cheaper to feed if there was any grass in his pasture.
 

 
Wish there was some way to take some of the rain and snow that everyone is already tired of and send some of it to California.  Ski resorts here would love some of your snow and the Farmers and Ranchers would love to have some of your rain.
 
Wishing you all a
 
***** Happy New Year *****


15 comments:

  1. oh, my wish for you is rain, then! bless you! 100 yr drought... not good at all!

    i do hope 2014 will be kinder to you!

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  2. Wow, would snow do, have tons here, hope you get rain soon...Happy New Year, Francine.

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  3. Oh gosh, your winter greens make my mouth water! If you find them loped off at ground level some morning . . . but maybe I'll wait to make my raid until some of that broccoli and cauliflower is ready. What a good idea to plant the lettuce in your "movable" raised beds!

    You sure seem to have a constant supply of cute, little babies at your place. Love seeing the pictures of them in their little coats.

    Best wish to you for a very, very Happy (rainy!) New Year!

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  4. Yes! We desperately need rain. I was hoping this year would be a wet one, but no such luck. Your critters all look so happy! And your plants too. :) Happy New Year!

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  5. I sure wish I could supply your wish too. Cute little animals.

    Happy New Year
    Felicia

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  6. Oh, I wish we could send you some rain :-(. Here's to a rainy new year!!!

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  7. Hoping that rain comes your way soon, and wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  8. We don't have any extra rain to send you this year, but those veggies sure look good! Happy New Year, Audrey!

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  9. Oh I do so envy your temperatures. Love your stock trailer nursery : )

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  10. Congrats on the ewes, I think you said you wanted some. I love the winter veggies. Our nights continue in the mid-20s, so everything is frozen in the mornings and later in the 60s during the day. Wishing for rain also . Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  11. You're still in my prayers. :o) I hope the rain comes soon!

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  12. Oh my goodness...praying for rain for your area. In almost 20 years, we've only had one drought and I well remember the hand wringing (mine!) that went on.

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  13. Wow, your growing garden goodies look fantastic! Well done. I'm hoping to try a cold frame this year. My house starts never seem to get enough sun. Everybody there looks pretty happy!

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  15. LOVE the idea of planting veggies in wheelbarrows! How stinkin' smart is that?? Praying the drought lets up soon for all affected, farmers and ranchers alike.

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