Sunday, September 11, 2016

Know well the condition of your flocks....

 A skillet of pullet eggs frying for breakfast.
Two of the eggs were double-yolkers!
I'm getting 17 pullet eggs each day now and collecting 27-29 eggs a day.
Really.  Too many.  It's give-away season.

 A fall prairie bouquet.  Grasses, sunflowers and Queen Anne's Lace.

I made my favorite Gingerbread Cake today.
It feels like fall when I make it.  
It is deep brown, and rich, with earthy-warm spices.
Very good with hot coffee or tea.

 We brought the ewes closer to home.
It's time to turn in the bucks.

 I love this photo of the sheep going through the gate.
We turned in ten bucks today.
In five months we will have lambies.

Today was one of those Indian Summer Days.
Hot.  90 degrees.
This evening after shutting the chicken coop, 
I took the dogs for a walk 
and the wind came up all of a sudden -- strong and cold.
The cold front is moving in.
Tomorrow's high is said to be around 50 degrees.
We will be working cows outdoors
all week and pregnancy testing. 
We welcome the cooler weather for working livestock.

23 Know well the condition of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds;
24 For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
25 When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
26 The lambs will be for your clothing,
And the goats will bring the price of a field,
27 And there will be goats’ milk enough for your food,
For the food of your household,
And sustenance for your maidens.
Proverbs 27:23-27


  1. We just finished off all the farm fresh eggs our son and dil brought to us. They only get 7 a day right now and it's hard for them to keep up with them. From 90 to 50 is quite the difference in temps. Hope you have a good week ahead!

  2. Your bouquet is lovely. Pearl is coming over tomorrow to help me sort stuff... I should bring in some flowers, and I've been thinking of baking something we could eat for lunch. Gingerbread, perhaps! I love gingerbread and haven't made it for years. Thank you for the prompts :-)

  3. Aw! Gorgeous sheep pics!
    Gingerbread is a lovely idea!

  4. Love your pics Jody! Sounds like fall is in the air on the Prairie -- don't you love September??? I can't wait until the new little flock of sheepies arrives too!

  5. What a lovely verse to go with your life! It gave me chills reading it and looking back at your photos. Gods blessing just speaks in all of your photos.
    My hens are molting. We are supposed to drop tonight. For a day or two. It shall be wonderful to wake up to some cooler weather. It sure is dusty now though. Have a great week Jody.

  6. That's truly a massive temperature change! I saw a photo on FB of a snow plow somewhere in Montana, pushing mountains of snow.
    Your eggs are lovely I've yet to get a double yolker from my hens :)


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