The Homestone

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hay, bales and the requisite rain

From the last few days; Gordon and his team of Belgians.
Before long, one bay in our hay shed holds a snug 150 bales. Our small flock of sheep dine on the tame hay through the winter. A few low grade bales for bedding and we have what we need.
Gord uses the rest of the hay for his cattle and horses ~
Onto every field a little rain must fall.
It's been perfect haying weather up until today. This spectacular sky last night after a stormy day on the meadow.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

doe a deer ...

Coffee break alert. Vince spots big ears on the meadow. David mans the camera. We watch a doe pick her way across the middle field toward the creek as Gordon and his horses cut the hay on the back meadow. The weather is perfect for making hay.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Can't resist those tasty greens ...

"The black bear, considered 75% vegetarian, feeds on the herbs and lush greens of wetlands."

Oh yes he does...

Visit Wetlands of the Cariboo-Chilcotin for an excellent description of our corner of the world. Of the many species mentioned in the article there are very few we don't see here on the meadow. What a great planet!!