Annie & O.J.
The Farm Report 08-30-2019
Here's a quick update on the farm news for this Labor Day Weekend:
'Paper shredder? We don't need no stinking paper shredder, Tim. You've got me now! I can do all that shredding for you. It will be my pleasure.'
Fortunately, this document was in the waste basket and was headed for the shredder anyway.
|'Gotta be somethin' good in there,' she says.|
|There are books about how to stop dogs from digging. Me? I just put her to work at it.|
|Digging dog - Happy dog|
|The 'maters are puttin' out. That's a good thing for me.|
|The roses in Joyce's Rose Garden have been producing, too.|
|I have discovered the wonders of drip irrigation and a simple little timer that keeps it regular. Add some fertilizer to the rain barrel that supplies the water and we've got roses!|
|I've also discovered the beauty of perennial hibiscus. I have two of these sitting on the front porch. I have them in wicking pots so they stay moist and I don't have to remember to water them all the time.|
|I let the chickens 'free range' in the afternoons. The Jerk III leads his hens down from the coop.|
|But the story continues: She held her 'down' position for a long time. It is hard to see, but The Jerk III kept making direct eye contact. In animal-speak, that is a direct challenge.|
|It was like Annie was telling me, 'I don't know how much longer I can put up with him.'|
|Then TJIII began coming closer. Another direct challenge - to a Texas Heeler/Shepherd pup!|
|This might look like sewer drain pipe to you, but to me? This is going to be my new hydroponic strawberry patch. Stay tuned.|
|Annie noodled him into moving right over to the Michigan State Carrot patch. Using oats as a nurse crop to help get the carrots started works like a charm. Try it next year!|
|Annie can't stand someone who won't play with her.|
|O.J. don't play....|
|You'll need to really zoom this picture up to get the full effect, but the expression on O.J.'s face is like, 'Just how much more of her crap do I have to put up with before I lower the boom - AGAIN!' ?|
|My peach harvest: 2 edible peaches. This is Hale Haven. Juice dripping off your chin from a fresh ripe summer peach is unbeatable.|
|Annie's collection moved to the spare bedroom. At least she got them all in pairs.|
|And the pullets are beginning to lay! Hooooray! Obviously, all is well at Oakdale Farm.|