Archive for May, 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

left behind

The older girls were invited over for a sleepover tonight with the neighbors who now live about 4 miles away. Violet immediately believed she was included in this event. Mimi certainly helped that along by helping her pack…all while giggling. While Annie and Mimi were loading up their stuff Violet comes running and yelling, “I’m […]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

shanty living

Annie returned home from her field trip yesterday wearing a bonnet she purchased at the gift shop Prairie Village in Madison, SD and was all geared up within minutes to relive her pioneer (correction from Annie, it’s actually “homesteader”) experience. “Prairie Village has over 40 antique-filled buildings reliving the days of an active turn of […]

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

repurposing, extra feed, and another horse for the farm

More excitement on the farm! The new piggies have already eaten through the leftover feed from last year, so Mike got some more yesterday. Mike mixed in some flax seed screenings (don’t ask me what that is). My question to Mike when he told me this was, “You’re feeding them screen!” Mike just shook his […]

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

pigs and chicks and baby cow

Lots of new stuff going on at the Hawley farm. As mentioned in the last post, we now have Larry Hagman. Here are a couple of shots of him now that Mama April lets him mingle with Lewis and Marcy. Mike was all like, “Sure, it’s safe to go inside the pasture to get close […]

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

larry hagman reborn

April the cow almost missed her deadline, but she pulled through just in time on April 30th. Her baby calf was born sometime between dinner and breakfast. I’m amazed that these animals can birth these creatures all on their own. The calf was revealed to be a boy, so Mike proudly named him Larry Hagman. […]