Sunday, June 12, 2011

It has been that kind of Spring

We are so far behind this Summer. Crap! Is it Summer already? I have not been posting as much as before and here is why.

We have had a very cold and wet Spring. It was colder than our average except of course for the few days it didn't rain but instead went to 100F with 20 MPH winds. I guess it is better than hail.

Also this Spring I took a long planned trip to th boundary waters on the Minnesota Canada border.I had a great time and can not wait to go again next year but it also pushed back planting a week. I did catch my first lake trout, one more MN species off the lifetime fish catch list.

Then our new senior doe rabbit appeared to be gaining weight. Turns out she was just being too well fed. This combined with a previous failed breeding by the folks we got her from means she is probably too old to conceive That sets us back on this plan as well as our junior doe will not be old enough to be mated until September.

Also earlier this spring an old ash tree decided it would be much more comfortable laying down. Unfortunately for us it decided to lay down on the house. There was a fair amount of damage to the old summer kitchen and we are now getting bids to make the necessary repairs and dealing with the insurance company. So far they have been unlike a good neighbor and not so there.
We are also moving the ducks and chickens along. They have booth been moved to their permanent housing and are being introduced to the pasture today. Which mean I need to quit messing around here and get out there.

FF Rick.


Michael Moore said...

Well, I think you have earned the "Frustrated Farmer" title this year. Sorry to hear about the tree on the house - that's an expensive hassle to deal with.

Frustrated Farmer Rick said...

Michael, It has been a challenging Spring. The tree issue will certainly cost us some money but we hope to get that part of the house fixed soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Mr. H. said...

So sorry to hear about your house Rick, we had a similar issue and I just finished cutting the tree up and now have the holes in the roof and chimeny work to look forward to. Your damage appears to be quite extensive and I wish you the best of luck getting everything back in good order. Hope your insurance company comes through for you.

Robin said...

It was that kind of spring for us too but minus the tree. Having a tree fall on your house is never a good kind of excitement. We have a tree that died near our house that we need to have taken down this summer.