Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Acquisitions

It was a busy weekend at the Siegert ranch.  One new acquistion was a garden in the front yard.  Mark planted it, and I helped just a bit.  Not much, but enough for him to say, "I appreciate your help"!  Lots of tomatoes, a row of peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and room for peas, beans, carrots and potatoes when we get to them.

May 21 - 2011 garden in its infancy (before weeds)!

The kids get to plant whatever is left over from the "big" garden in their clubhouse garden spot.  I call this Planting in Pajamas...a great way to spend your early Saturday morning!
Later that day, the boys took the truck and brought home two more little boys!
What would we do without Craigslist?  Oh yeah, actually we probably would have used Radio Exchange.  Does anyone remember those local radio call-in shows where you phoned in with your For Sales and Wanted to Buys?

Meet Butch...

...and Sundance!
The kids don't get the movie title connection, but Mark and I thought it was cute.  Cy named Butch right away, and the natural counterpart seemed to be Sundance (or Sunny).  Butch is a 3-week-old Jersey/Holstein bull calf, and Sunny is a 2-week-old Jersey.  To be most accurate, the boys brought home FOUR more boys, not just these 2 guys.  The other 2 little guys were cousins Garrison & Gabe.  Cy was needing some boy play time.  Gabe wanted to name Sunny "Ripjaw" for some reason, but that name just didn't do the calf any favors.  Garrison said, "Where did you get the deer?"
It's been a while since we've had to bottle feed our calves.  Of course when you only have two of them, it's a fun novelty ;)
'Tosi & Chieftain had to come over and say hello before they were shuttled out of the paddock... did our other weekend acquisition, the neighbors' 12 rams!
We had an offer to graze a few fainting goats, too, but had to turn that down due to the possible hoof disease that can spread between sheep and goats.  There for a while we were getting to be a petting zoo!

Oh well, you can always come and pet the kids in the house.  They're pretty much a zoo all by themselves;)

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.--Job 12:7-10


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