Glorious days-do we dare think spring is here??

There’s a storm coming in so this post is short and sweet with a picture view of what’s going on at Caldwell Farms.  More to come!

Wind damage

Wind damage

Seed order prep

Seed order prep

Tearing out old cattle holding pen

Tearing out old cattle holding pen

Future hen house

Future hen-house

Heavy equipment at new holding pen

Heavy equipment at new holding pen

For the post holes

For the post holes

Replacing gates

Replacing gates

Yard work

Yard work

Garden work

Garden work

Tree limb cleanup

Tree limb cleanup

Rabbits bred

Rabbits bred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on top of all that, spring calving season begins any day now!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 responses to “Glorious days-do we dare think spring is here??

  1. Great pics .. you have so much happening. I just love seed catalogues, I must dig out mine. I hope the storm wasn’t bad ..

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    • Thanks Julie! We’re preparing for another blast from old man winter this weekend and through mid week but not much white stuff. Hoping the cows can hold off at least one more week from calving. As much as I love them, I would prefer they raise their little ones instead of me.

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  2. theranchwifechronicles

    Rita,
    Hope the storm was not bad and you got through it with no (or little) damage.

    Rebuilding cattle pens is a big job. Once the work is done and you get to use the pens, it is all worth it. We tend to find ourselves thinking “why didn’t we do this a long time ago!”

    I don’t even think about garden work until May. After we get done working calves and trailing pairs to grass, then I have time to think about it. In addition, late May-early June hopefully decreases the risk of a late frost.

    Happy calving season to you! Hope you have a successful spring.

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  3. That is quite a work agenda. No peace for the “wicked”.
    Not that I think for one iota of a split second that Rita and Eddie
    are “wicked” – ha ha!
    Here in my new glorious beachside Terrigal region and just north of
    Sydney – 1 hour by express train, it has been reported that Sydney and the Central Coast have had the hottest summer since records were kept.
    Presently it is the start of Autumn and the weather just can’t make up its mind what to do – shine or rain, more like a bit of both…. most annoying.

    My patience ( limited at the best of times!) exploded yesterday with a honey nectar fledgling which can’t come to terms that is is time to leave it’s parent.
    There were initially two but either mother or father honey nectar got it to fly off but the other one which possesses a constant squawk and bowel disorder persists. The parent bird’s patience explodes at times also so I am not alone in that department and bites the young one which turns upside down for these savage pecks. This is all done right in front of my table and chairs area on my porch so I am an amused spectator.
    However my patience blew yesterday and I grabbed a broom and though the spaces on the veranda wall I tried to commit bloody murder.
    Result my hand got caught and I came off second best, but the damn squawker made a hasty departure. Now I have a bandaged wrist so the moral of the story is – “Attack from a safer position” !!!
    This morning only father/mother bird was in the bottle brush tree sucking up the nectars with the pair of lorrikeets which give the occasional loud squawk. Beats me how these blooms of the bottle brush can have so much nectar in them??????????????

    Now back to farm “Caldwell”.
    Those rabbits!!! They look like some pure breed, not like the bloody rabbits that cause mayhem here in Australia. And just for the history buffs, rabbits are NOT native to Australia. Brought out by the colonial POMS!
    Who also inflicted foxes into Australia – the story goes so the gentry and the military (officers) would enjoy a bit of the “Tally Hooing”.
    Riding to the Hounds did not quite take off here like in “Mother Pommyland” or in Maryland and Virginia I believe in the USA.

    Cheers
    Your “injured” Aussie mate who must learn to prepare a Honey nectar attack from a position of strength.
    Colin

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  4. Look for your flying cows! or a witch 🙂

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