Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wind Damage

I was away from home for 2 days and came home to 2 weeks worth of work to do. To all my readers, I am sorry for not posting sooner. Been very busy and at the end of the day I have been beat. It's 2:30 am as I write this. Had a storm on Tuesday with a lot of wind and hail and it blew a lot of the corn down. Finally got it all straightened up and in pretty good shape.The corn is starting to produce some ears now. Not the best time for a wind storm but I think everything will be alright. Here is the pepper plants that the ducks ate a few weeks ago. Doing great now as you can see.
The goats are really starting to show now, about 7 more weeks till the kids are due.


Cows are getting fatter by the day now. Feeding them corn every evening to help fatten them before the slaughter.

Baby ducks are growing too. Smokey Bear is some duck retriver. haha!! He loves to play with them as much as we do. He never tries to bother them in any way.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was quite a wind! I can't believe it damaged the corn that bad! Glad it's all ok. Gen--IL Homesteader

Lisa said...

how long is the gestation of a goat?

I LOVE goats... favorite animal other than dogs ;)

The Scavenger said...

Gen-IL, That was some wind for sure, it seems to happen every year though.

Lisa, Goats kid 150 days after they do the dirty deed. hehe!! We love our goats and can't wait to have the babbies. This will be our first kidding season and we are a bit nervous but very excited.

Thanks guys for the comments, I love to hear from my readers.

Marie said...

Glad to see that the wind didn't totally do away with your corn--the corn that's pictured looks really good. I hope that our corn turns out this year--it seems like sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, and we're hoping it does. :) The kids sure love corn on the cob! Also glad to see that the animals are doing well--good luck with the goats1

The Scavenger said...

Marie, thanks, the corn is doing pretty good is spots. Some of it is a lot taller than others due to the soil quality. I plan on giving it a good drink of cow poo tea this weekend. We can't wait to the goats start kidding.