December & January - Baby, it's cold outside! At least for Texas! We're snuggling in one of our great beds and keeping warm! Making spring maintenance and upgrade list
February - Lambing & Kidding resulting in some Bottle Babies!
February - Purple Martin Scout(s) arrive! The rest of the bird family will be here in 30 days! Planting of annual flowers late in the month! Farm/barn Spring Clean Up begins!
March & April - Wildflowers! Starts about March 15! Bloomed out by April 15!
March - Purple Martin families in residence throuh April/June! On their way up North!
May - Native Pecan Trees are leafed out! The last of the Texas trees to fully foliate! And only after the threat of frost is over! First hay cutting and baling in hay meadows! Wildflower meadow cut/reseeded!
First hay cutting!
May is plum harvest month from our little tree by the barn!
This year was a good year for yield!
All of it gets prepped to go into a dish of some sort!
We can the bulk into plum jam!
An make a cobbler or two (or three...or four)!
And top with a dollop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! (we serve the cobbler warm, of course)!
June - Bottle Babies and Momma's Babies are weaned! Whole lot of bawling going on! Little bucks go to market.
It's hot! Hens don't want to lay! Might as well upset the pecking order with new pullets from Wabash Feed Store, Houston, Texas!
One caught with three boxed and ready for transport to Wakefield Farms, Chappell Hill, Texas! Thanks, Zach!
Settling in, segrating from old chickens, being checked out by our Buff Orpingtons. Let the new pecking order begin. They'll get it sorted out!
Voila! Farm fresh eggs!
We harvest the eggs...
And put them in your cottage kitchen for your first breakfast with us!
Purple Martins leave early to mid-moth for trek further North!
July - Great time to sit by the pool with a glass of sweet tea! Come on in! The water's warm!
July - Cull herd of non-productive females. Pull all spring males. Go to market.
August - Still Great for a Swim!
Time to cut hay again! (Second Cutting!)
September - Purple Martin Scouts are Back! Families to follow! Fall Migration to South America!
September - Expose Does and Ewes for Sping Lambs and Kids!
Washington County Fair; the Oldest County Fair in Texas!
Come Out to Enjoy the Fall!
Last hay cutting (3rd if we are really lucky!)
November - Prepare Barns for Winter!