Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Unusual July Day

The weather guy just said that this will be an unusual July day... but if this is global warming I'll take it. The last couple days we were in the fire swamp - hot hot hot and high humidity. But this morning I have all the windows open. It's like heaven out there.

So much has been going on.

The pigz had a large day.  When it was hot I set up the hose so they could sit in the spray if they wanted. They thought it was amazing.

Daisy didn't have a great day .... flies!

I've been digging potatoes. It's the best "egg hunt" ever. We've gotten some real beauties too. Remember these spuds were completely free

 My bucket has been filled with peppers...and onions... and celery.. and tomatoes.

We are going to review our new goat yard. For whatever reason the flies are just horrid down in the new goat grazing area. The girls come back covered in black flies and are very unhappy about it. So I've been having to sit with them as they free range a little higher up on the hill. I'm glad we didn't do permanent fencing - it will only take a few minutes if I have to take out the electric we put up if we have to take it all down.

We should have the cool weather for the next couple days. It's absolutely glorious. And now... I'm going to go and dig more potatoes.

Happy Thursday everyone!

4 comments:

GoatManJoe said...

Last year I had to expand into a new chunk o' woods for my pigs, when they moon-scaped it sooner than expected.

All I did was extend the fence, but that extra 100' unleashed horse flies! Weirdest thing.

GoatManJoe said...

Last year I had to expand into a new chunk o' woods for my pigs, when they moon-scaped it sooner than expected.

All I did was extend the fence, but that extra 100' unleashed horse flies! Weirdest thing.

Lynda D said...

Ive only had one crop of potatoes and Miss Tilly ate every single one of them. Next one will be Tilly proof. Goodness, that one is a beauty.

Loving your harvest. I long for the growing season to return.

Why would the flies be in that one area. Is it near effluent?

Cheers, Happy Weekend.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

hey GMJ! great to see you! and yeah i have no idea what happened.

hi Lynda! i have no idea - we know that it can be damp in the woods but it is a far cry from swampy. so i dont know. i know it's not because of the pigz... so not sure. the tough thing is that if the goats cleared it then the flies would go somewhere else. ugh!

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