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Saturday, October 20

Farm News

Well, there isn't a lot of farm news this week. First, Tuesday when Brandon went it was really windy and cold. We did see the new baby chicks, but couldn't take any photos, as they are locked up tight under a heat lamp. There were 300 when they arrived and then they began to die. The problem was that the heat lamp wasn't low enough. They huddled together to try and stay warm and some of them were injured and some of them died from the cold.

We did get a few photos. Here's one of Brandon feeding King some hay out of his hand. He loves King and though he is a huge horse, he is a gentle giant.



Here's one of King and Quiet Riot. They are in the corral. King doesn't get to stay out long, as he likes to escape the confines of the corral and pasture.


This young bull loves hay and attention. He likes to have his photo taken and it seems like he posed for the camera.


We didn't stay long, as it was too cold.

Thursday it rained and I wondered if we should cancel the farm trip. Jordan begged to go. He loves the farm and hates to miss. It had stopped raining, so I decided to take him. After all, I worked on the farm in the rain when I was a child.

Just as we were getting near the farm, it started to rain. We went to the barn first, checked out the baby chicks, which were doing much better, saw King and the goats and then checked out the trampoline. It was wet, so that was a disappointment. Most of the animals were keeping out of sight and out of the rain. So that is all the news for now. Hope you enjoyed coming along.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,

    Thanks for sharing the farm adventures and nice photos... Lovely post!

    Smiles,
    Michele

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  2. Thanks, Michele. It's always nice to see you here. Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  3. Thanks for coming by ad leaving a comment. My husband has a sister in London Ontario and when we visited her a couple of years ago I thought the area very pretty.

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  4. vic grace,

    It can be pretty here, but there are places that are nicer. I love central BC. Not sure about the coast, I've never been there. Would love to see Vancouver Island.

    Thanks for visiting.
    Mary

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  5. Will you go this winter in the snow too?
    Thanks again for the links. I've looked them up and passed them on to my co teacher.

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  6. willow,

    The boys say they want to continue all winter and the farm is available to us if we chose to go. We probably won't attend on a regular basis. Depends on road and weather conditions. However, the boys have been invited to toboggan and skate at the farm if they wish to, so on nice winter days we will go.

    Thanks for visiting. It's always nice to see you here.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  7. Hi Mary ~~ Great story and photos of the farm I love the names of some of the animals - Quiet Riot stirs the
    imagination. It is a great place for the boys to learn about Nature and how it all works. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Also thanks for your comments and I am glad you enjoy your visits to my blog. Take care, Love, Merle.

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  8. Mary,

    Loved your farm visit with the boys as always. The pictures are great. Have a lovely, Sunday.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  9. Oh this brings back a lot of good memories of my grandparents home. My mother had a dapple gray horse [built like a plow horse] ---I used to ride it a lot. Then, I got my own horse, a bay. They're such awesome creatures.

    Wonderful post. [but I'm jealous that you say "it was too cold" ---here, it's still in the high 80s]

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  10. Merle,

    I love the name Quiet Riot. He is adorable and funny. That is how he got his name. He is quiet, but is a riot in a hilarious kind of way.

    Thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy your visits.

    Mary

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  11. Renie,

    There is always something to photograph on the farm. I really want one of the baby chicks, but have to bide my time.

    Glad you enjoy coming along to the farm with me and the boys through my photos.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Mary

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  12. Anni,

    I'm not sure where your location is, but 80 is a bit high for my liking. It was about 50 the day that Brandon and I went to the farm and a brisk wind was blowing. It chilled us to the bone.

    Thanks for your visit. As always, I'm glad to see you stop by.

    Mary

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  13. Yes thank you for taking me along.

    I'd love to come and feed the gentle horse. I am awestruck at horses. But have always been afraid of them, since I never had much chance to be around them.

    One d-in-law and granddaughter ride and I had a wonderful time one day, going over and being able to be up-close-and-personal with some horses. I want to do that, again! :-)

    Mari-Nanci

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  14. Marci-Nancy,

    The next time you go to see the horses, try gently stroking his neck and talking to him in a calm voice. You'd be surprised how affectionate horses are. King is 18.2 hands high but is a Gentle Giant.

    Thanks for visiting. I enjoyed your comments.
    Mary

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  15. Is this your farm? I love the pictures, especially the horses. I used to want to live on a farm until I realized that I would be better off with a non-working "gentleman's farm" just to have the animals.

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  16. Loved your photo's! Love when you post about the farm! Blessings, Grams

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  17. I love the farm, thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Violetlady,

    No, it's not my farm. It's the farm where I take my grandsons' for animal therapy. Isn't it beautiful?

    I grew up on the farm and enjoy visiting as much as the boys do.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  19. Denise,

    Glad you enjoyed your visit. Have a great day.

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  20. Mary,

    I love the photos, especially of the horses. Just beautiful. It looks as though Brandon is getting taller!

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  21. Denise,

    The farm is always fun. When we were going in March it was very cold and I wondered what we'd gotten ourselves into. In the summer it was unbearably hot. Now it's a mixture. We do have fun there though and it gets the boys out of the house.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Mary

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  22. Tina,

    Brandon is 5'6" now and taller than his Grandma - the same height as Mom. He still has a few inches to grow before he's as tall as Dad and Grandpa. He'll be there in no time.

    Thanks for your comments. I always enjoy your visits.
    Mary

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