Sunday, December 20, 2015


OK, I know winter does not officially start until day after tomorrow, but look at the pictures, it is here now. Hard to believe Christmas is less that a week away.
I was thinking that since it has been about three months since we posted, it would be nice to get an update done. I went out and started taking pictures, and this is an example of the pictures I was getting.

I had to take the camera back into the house and explore what someone had set my camera to, in order to change things so drastically. Someone had set the camera to effects, OK turned off and go re-take my pictures.

As can be seen we have a lot of water in the pond at present. I suppose that isn't a surprise since we have had continual rain for the last few weeks.
 Today is a partly rainy day and continual over cast.
 The critters come out when it stops raining long enough.
 Time to start pruning the fruit trees, this is an Asian Pear that has two varieties grafted to one tree. Of course one of these out grows the other a lot.
 This Bosc Pear also needs pruning very badly.
 The farthest tree in this picture is a Brooks Plum, also horribly overgrown.
The filberts are bare of leaves at present but loaded with Catkins, this is their time of year to be pollinated.
 Ghost is being retired this year. She has given us milk and babies for about seven years now, time to let the younger girls take up the slack.
Oh, I almost forgot we had the top of an Alder tree come down in a storm, you can see it laying in the pasture. We also had a fairly large cedar tree come down behind the shop on the neighbor's property. It fell down across the electric right of way, and onto the boy goats pasture fence. I forgot to retake these picture so you will have to be amazed with the weird pics I took first.
 In this picture you can not see the fence very well, and I have most of the stuff bucked u into rounds except the smaller stuff and the very bottom of the trunk which is still attached to the root wad.
This picture is of the root wad up the hill and still attached to about fifteen feet of log.