Farmer in the Dell – Day 1

8 a.m.

Gary and Diana left for Hawaii this morning. I felt like I was sending my children off on vacation. My first day as the farmer.

Feed chickens 2 scoops of scratch. Spread it all over the chicken yard. The peacocks enjoy the scratch as well. I saw the four new baby chicks for the first time. So cute.

Angel, cat, gets 1/2 can of cat food and the other two get a spoon. Angel looks just like BB except the white on her legs is not as high. Dry food in community bowl. Check cat water in kitchen and downstairs.

Fluffy, cat in the studio, gets a scoops of wet food with some dry food. Check water.

Big animals get feed pellets spread in different dishes. Dixie, horse, tries to steel food. Missy, Jersey cow, gets a scoop of a special feed. She is very thin. Throw out some hay. Missy, Gomer (her son), Miss D. (donkey), Fanny (Miss D.'s daughter) and Dixie all like to be hand fed the big pellets as a treat. Stanley, Missy's other son) does not like to be hand fed. Kate, Miss D's mule daughter, seldom comes in to eat with the gang. The dogs like to hang around and have pellets thrown to them as well.





Fanny and Miss D.




It felt odd to do all of that without Gary. After the morning chores I had a cup of coffee and got to work on cutting down all the tree sprout gathering around Grandfather, a huge old pecan tree in front of the house.

I went over to the cafe' for lunch. It was odd to eat alone. Gary smoked a pork butt and I had that for lunch.

<p style="text-align: left;">It is 74 and sunny so I did three loads of laundry and hung them on the line. I love how clothes smell after being on the line. I also like the bit of roughness the towels have after being on the line.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img class="wp-image-2609 aligncenter" src="×225.jpg" alt="" width="205" height="156"></p>