Monday, February 24, 2014


 Sunday, we had most of the family here for lunch. Son-in-law Jason and middle grand daughter Coryn weren't here. But we had lots of fun. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. I even got to do some knitting.

This is Kansas, meeting little Cassidy for the first time. Aren't they both adorable?

I gave Chloe some honeysuckle vines for the alpacas. Of course only Misha would eat it. He's so sweet.

I have wanted this lone pecan tree cut down for years now. It's right there in the garden and cuts off all the morning sun so nothing will grow in half the garden. It's down now. I was taking a break while hubby rested, to write some here. I'm piling up all the branches to burn later and stacking the wood right near the trunk. We'll let it sit there til next year. I'm fine with that. Then we'll burn the brush pile in a few weeks. I am so glad it's down. It never really had but a few pecans on it ever. This way the whole garden will be in sunlight now.


And see that big cedar tree back there? It needs to go as well because it blocks the afternoon sun. And it's a stinkin' cedar tree. They're all over and I have apple trees.

I put the sheep back over in this pasture. I'm getting another round bale delivered today. Darla loves this back scratcher! They all take a turn here when they first come back over here. I guess I need to make one in the other pasture for them.  She is huge! When are they going to have lambs???

  And I banded the little lamb's tails last night. It sure was nice having help holding them this time. I had my husband stand at the gate and I was going to bring the lambs to him to hold. Well, he did the first one and when I got back with the 2nd lamb, he was gone.  I had to go all the way to the house to get him. He didn't know there were 2! Silly man.

But they are both fine this morning and out playing in the sunshine with all the big sheep. Just waiting on more lambs to play with.

Better get back out there. I hear the chain saw a hummin'!


Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the cedar rust that also impacts apple trees? Because my lot in my subdivision is on an old farm and I have several old apple trees. Cedars are frequently used as landscaping trees and every year, my apple trees get infected with the rust. In a bad year, the trees will lose all their leaves by September. I refuse to spray with a fungicide, though.

Kris said...

Yes. We live in an area where cedar trees are all over the place. There were 3 really old apple trees here when we bought this property. And every year they get the spots but they do produce apples. We had cedar trees lining our long driveway and I had them all cut down but there are still 10 huge cedars left. And I want them cut down. I have planted 6 more apple trees too and they get the rust spots too. I don't spray either.

Iris said...

Who cut the tree down? It will look different now. I like to be able to see the sunrise and sunset, too.

Iris said...

Who cut the tree down? It will look different now. I like to be able to see the sunrise and sunset, too.

Kris said...

Tiny cut the tree down and I helped push it over. Onto my 2 best grape vines. I think they'll be ok. I needed to trim them back anyway and also make new posts and wire them up better. It's all cleaned up now and wood stacked. Much better in the garden now!