Wednesday, May 30, 2012

And a harness

Tonight we put a harness on Charm, to see how receptive he would be. This harness was purchased from a friend in Carver Ma. ,about five and a half years ago. Nickel was about sixteen months old when we first tried it on him, it is funny to think it was once too large for Nickel.It could use some minor adjustments, but it fit Charm pretty good. Charm was very willing to give it a try.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

He's Home

Charm has landed on our farm...god willing it will be his forever farm.

"Third Times A Charm"

Yesterday we purchased our third Belgian , a three year old named Charm. Charm was born in Massachusetts and is a registered Belgian. Charmhas lots of the same charictoristics as Nickel,18 hh, bare foot and a sorrel color.I belive Charm and Nickel will look very handsome side by side. Our plan is to now retire Jake and train Charm to work as Nickels team mate. Charm is very young and never had a harness on, we are in for a bizzy summer.

Friday, May 25, 2012

On The Menu

Friday:Fresh Maine Lobster
Saturday: Steak Tips grilled peppers n onions corn on the cob
Sunday: Short ribs low n slow
Monday:Cheese burger potato salad
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken
Wednesday: Loaded Nacho

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hot Stuff

This week end we finally got a break from the rain. It was a beautiful clear sunny week end in Maine. The clear skies gave Bob and Nickel a chance to get of the farm and do some draft horse work.The y worked with some fellow teamsters at the Abenaki Draft Horse Club getting the garden ready.Sonny and his team of Belgians plowed the earth, with Dicks plow and then Bob and Nick harrowed the land with a drag harrow.Working the garden at the draft horse club is no small job these horses put in a honest days work. The teamsters working the drafts gave the horses lots of opportunities to rest.

The harrow Nickel is dragging is quite heavy when I try to move it around, Nickel makes it look easy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fast Eddies...not

Bob thinks they look like they went to Fast Eddies, for five dollar hair cuts. I think not! How sexy trims times two...

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I just realized I had beef on our menu this week Saturday,Sunday and Monday. Time to switch things up.

Day off

Today we got a break from the rain,so Bob was able to mow the lawn. The lawn looks wonderful, so I am happy. Pig and chickens got the clippings so they are happy as well. Once the lawn was complete we worked Nickel. Bob drove Nickel and the full manure hauler to get the mail,and back before spreading. The hauler holds 50 bushel and the mail box is half a mile to and from, so an honest work out.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Menu Plan

OK so I am loosing the battle with Mother nature. I get we need rain to grow hay and we need hay, but enough rain for a bit.
The pig pen is a foot deep of mud, the straw that usually gives the chicken pen a soft floor is soaked, and I am tied of hearing the dryer run. We have had two days out of the past fourteen without rain. The rain completely changes the daily routine on the farm. The rain spell we are in even effects how I write the menu. When the farm is soaked and the rain continues everything takes longer outdoors leaving less time at the days end to cook.
On the menu tonight is Jamie Oliver's spinach and feta pie, this will really test the 30 min. he claims it takes
Friday: Salmon Grilled
Saturday: Steak Indian Style ( Jamie Oliver)
Sunday: Beef Stew in Beer
Monday : Burger Night
Tuesday : BL T's with Spicey Mayo
Tuesday : Cajun Chicken Pasta
Wednesday: Steakhouse Pizza
Thursday: Rotisserie Chicken

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Self Serve

Our hay man lives about a mile away, not far. We do not own a hay wagn but off we went, anyway. We picked up a weeks worth of hay, a nice little work out for Nick.

Farm Dogs Rule