|Posted by Joy on September 23, 2011 at 1:10 AM|
I am sad that summer is ending. I love summer, not the humidity and triple digits but I like the warm weather and long days. I love seeing the lightening bugs put on a show every night and I like it not getting dark until 9:30. But it seems that Fall is here and I hope we have a long Fall, a short winter and an early spring.
We have some very exciting things happening here at Joyful Sounds Farm. My youngest son had his first riding lesson today. He loves horses and being the smart boy that he is, he wants to learn how to take care of horses so we can have some. We have a wonderful instructor who is teaching him how to take care of horses as well as how to ride and be safe with horses. If anyone local is wanting to take lessons, I can recommend someone great. Ms. Penny is awesome, she knows everything there is to know about horses. She trains horses too, not just people.
We also have some hatching still going on. My muscovy duck hatched 9 fuzzy ducklings yesterday. Sophie (the oldest dog) is doing great with them. She takes her job very seriously and those ducklings run under her and she stands perfectly still until they are safely away from her feet. I was amazed to see Mama Duck take her babies right through the group of turkeys. The turkeys did not even act surprised to see them. I love it when everyone gets along.
I was honored to be invited to "WannaBeAFarmer" Potluck dinner last weekend at Sharon Rose Farm. I was asked to be available to answer any chicken related questions so I had a blast. I always love talking chicken. We had a wonderful time and met lots of people who share the same love of farming and animals.
The change in weather is bringing new work here too. It amazes me to see how 2 inches of rain can quickly create 6 inches of mud. I have a lot of work to do before winter arrives. There is always something to do on a farm. Never a dull moment. Here's hoping that I get at least half of it done before freezing weather arrives.