Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More Scenes From The Farm

FIRST, a quick update on my dad:  (And again, please don't comment on this on facebook, comment here on the blog)...the nodule in the lower lobe of his right lung is the ONLY cancer he has.  The PET scan was clear.  The MRI was clear. His pulmonary function tests show he could live well on the reserve of his right lung, combined with his left lung, especially now that he's quit smoking.  The recommendation is surgery; I will keep you posted.  Thank you for your continued prayers for wisdom and discernment for both my parents and also the docs involved.

OKAY. Now, on to the bane of my existence here on the farm. (Other than the ticks, which, praise the LORD are gone for the year).
Yes, I know they look at nice and rested and innocent.  Ugly, but innocent.  But they are sly little creatures.  Well, sly not-so-little creatures. 
Jacob is trying to corral them.  Jacob is 3 feet 4 inches tall at last measure, so these are pretty big birds.  And I thought they were dumb.  HA! They continue to escape, but this time down the road the OPPOSITE way.  They walk all the way around the house, electric fence and all, through the COW pasture and THAT electric fence, and onto the road. Away they go.
See the two white specs almost to the road?  Yup.  The two troublemaking turkeys.  They are going to taste GOOD. Then there are other critters.

Moosie and Black dog.  Blackie had to go inside because he was trying to eat Stash.  (The bunny).  Moose just wanted to taste sniff him, but he would at least listen when you yelled at him. Notice Blackie is a good 4-6 inches taller than Moose.  He is having another growth spurt.  Oh joy.

Our "herd."  We have a strange herd, because we kind of count all of us.  But here's all four beef dinners cows waiting for Jacob to throw more pears in for them. Chuck, right up front, or as Jacob says, Up-Chuck, then Oats (with the white heart on his head), then Hay and Blackberry.

But the one we've had the longest by far is Molly.  She's my baby girl.
And she loves her baby brother.


Patty Ann said...

We have over 20 chickens, and they are hard enough for me to deal with. I already know that I would not like the turkeys!! See how much better at this you are than I am!!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love all the pictures. I'm so glad my animals are not the only ones who escape the electric fences. That's great news about your dad. I'll continue to pray for him and all of you.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Awww, I love that last picture!!! What sweet pups!

And your kiddo chasing the turkeys cracked me up! They're huge!!