Farm Photos 2020

Dorothee training duke and Jim. Jim has a bad habit of pulling too hard so I work him every day getting him accustomed to slowing down and its working!@

Late January 2020 Our three horses. Duke, chief and Jim

Ok its mats turn to get Jim to pull less.

If you look closely you will see me with my cat. Dusky rides out with me to feed the horses and bring them water. He is an old cat and just loves sunshine but I have a hard time telling him that he will never get tan!

The start of our greenhouse. Dorothee wanted a greenhouse to start her plants and I thought it would be a nice Christmas present for her.... almost February and its not done yet!!!!

Mat with Jim and Duke

Dorothee with Jim and Duke

Justina pulling a log

Justin bringing in a load of logs

Justina plowing with Duke

Mat plowing snow

Visitors Nick and Angie

Mat discing with jim, duke and chief

Dorothee with Jim, Duke and Chief

Tina Learning the art of driving horses.

New batch of chicks april 30 2020

Dorothee washing bottles ready for the next pressing.

Dorothee and Dusky helping with a puzzle. April 30 2020

Our new Belgian horse named Ginger. May 2020

Mat Planting sunflowers with Duke, Jim and Chief.

Nothing better than a shower after work.

Mat Using sickle mower for first cut of hay.

Early July 2020

Thought I should take the plunge and get a no till planter. It needs a lot of work but fixed up it should do better than the old planter.

July 2020

Our swallows in the barn. Each day I would open the barn doors to let the parents in to feed the young ones. I would wait until dark to close the barn so the busy job of feeding could continue. Suddenly they were gone and I assume the young ones just jumped out of the nest and flew away. It was nice to be in the fields working and having the swallows picking off bugs that I scared up .... and just maybe it was one the the young ones.

July 2020

Dorothee with Ginger and Chief as a a team. It took a lot of work to get Ginger to even wear a bridle but she is a smart horse and now is part of a team with chief. We are pulling logs for practice and so far things are very good.

Aug 2020

Duke and chief plowing with mat.

Mat playing miller with the spelt flour mill and sifter.

Oil pressing room

A snowy day in December 2020