Saturday, May 14, 2016

Trading things

Just a short update....we have had an unforeseen delay on the arrival of the sheep. The grass is high and lush. The sheep paddock area is too steep to cut for hay so what to do with it.
Trade for Strawberries and real, warm out of the cow MILK!
Our neighbor has a Jersey Cow and two Dutch Belted cows and a Jersey steer, his grass is short and so it was a match.
We get to have really wonderful milk and I have been processing strawberries. Sun ripened strawberries for snacks and jam. The grass trade is good for both outfits. How lucky we are to have something we can trade for something we are excited to have.
This is what I saw out the back door this morning. Bucolic!



I have to admit it is nice to see stock using up that grass. They have been rambling around the new field all day and as cows do, taking a comfortable afternoon ruminate.

We had strawberries!

And the one chick...well he is fun!



God Bless you all....



14 comments:

  1. beautiful view. robert louis stevenson--she gives us cream with all her might to eat on apple [?] tart.

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  2. What a great view! And those cows will certainly improve your pasture with what they will leave behind.

    FRESH strawberries & ask for the cream, too, that gets skimmed off the milk. What a perfect combination... yum!

    And I'm still getting a kick out of your house peep! haha

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    1. We get the warm fresh milk and I filter it in to 1/2 gallon jars....it is settling and we will sample the first cream today :)

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  3. I love to hear good barter stories! Enjoy your goodies!

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    1. This was a simple deal but wow is it tasty!

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  4. PLUS you're going to get some GREAT fertilizer patties to pick up after they've dried and incorporate into the garden!!

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    1. The chickens are enjoying the disturbance the cows make. It is interesting to see them under and around the cows.

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  5. OK, I guess I'm all caught up now. It was quite a ride, reading from the oldest to the newest, entertaining and informative. Hugs, Ilene

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    1. Wow.....I am glad you found it entertaining and informative. We want to share what we are learning and pass on some funny too

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  6. I love trading - it is so much better for everyone than involving money. What a darling chick!

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    1. What....you mean the tiny tyrant:)

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  7. Seems like you worked out a good arrangement. I liked the pictures of your fields. It does look very tranquil and peaceful.

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    1. It really is a marvel. Especially out back, behind the tobacco barn. The flaw to the property is the house is very close to the highway. We knew this though and all the good outweighed the drawback.

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