Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Wild Highlanders

We got two more Highlands yesterday. They are due to calve in the spring. So we'll have little fuzzy cows all over the place. These were already named when I got them, so don't blame me if you don't like their names. :)

We've had a couple people ask if we are keeping yaks. They do look a little like yaks, and we think it's funny. So, Jacob's been making up yak jokes for the past day or two. Sometimes they are funny and sometimes they are not:

What is a Nepalese bovine's favorite martial artist? Yak-ie Chan

What does a Nepalese bovine use to play tennis? A tennis Yak-it (okay, so Jacob didn't make this one up. Mom found it on the internet while looking for Gimli Report material.)

What is a Nepalese bovine's favorite Country singer? Alan Yak-son

...Anyway, you see what I mean. ;)

-Tricia Ann

This is Ellie.
I wonder if she's named after the Wooly Mammoth from Ice Age... :)

And this is Tartan.
Here is a better picture of Fluffy (what I'm calling her until Jacob decides to name her).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wood Heater

Dad, with help from Jacob and a friend, installed a wood heater in the shop. I'm too tired to write much, but here's a picture. I spent all day helping Jacob work on his corral. I'll post pictures of it as soon as I can remember to take some.

-Tricia Ann

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Highland Coos

Readers...moo cows. Moo cows...readers. Guess that takes care of the intros.

Highland cow with a turkey in the wait, it's a mink. *Shrieeek* it's a bat!'s just a t-post. Phew!
The brown cow is the white fluffy spitfire's momma. To stick with the current naming theme, possibilities include Hilda, Olga, Rowena. jk
12 Stones out of a bucket.(I know. Profound, right?)


Saturday, January 09, 2010


It's been snowing a little bit for the past couple days, and surprisingly, there's still quite a bit of snow on the ground. Not enough to go sledding or build a snowman, though. The temperature hasn't been above freezing in over a week, except on Wednesday when it got up to 34 degrees...just long enough to pull back the row cover and pick some lettuce, carrots and turnips for the farmer's market.

Gimli loves snow, so I've been taking him out to play some. I think he'd spend all day out there if I'd let him. I took him with me when I went on a walk to take pictures. Here are some the ones I took.

-Tricia Ann

Here are some cedar logs waiting for Daddy to mill them into boards.
Pipsqueak doesn't look like he cares much for snow.

This is the top of our barn.
I tried everything I could think of, but couldn't get Gimli to look at the camera. I called his name, asked him questions, made funny noises, and I don't know what all; but he still wouldn't look towards me. I finally decided to try cat food.
He likes to play catch with cat food, so I showed him a piece and asked, "Are you ready?"
It worked:
In other news, Jacob and I got a ClearPlay DVD player for Christmas. :)
He's so goofy!