Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lucy Cricket

Introducing...Lucy Cricket! Fresh from my childhood stories to you! Farmer Olivia and I have saddled up together to create fun and exciting tales from our rainy day kitchen that star Lucy Cricket herself! Check out the tab and practice clicking on it...we'll be posting stories pronto!

Holding up the farm!

This weekend, I held up the farm all by myself! I fed the cat, dog, chickens, cows and kids all by myself (ok, maybe my mom was here Friday night and a little on Saturday)! Nevertheless, I tended to the farm stuff solo! The toot toot sound you hear is me tooting my own horn! My five year old photographer did a pretty good job too capturing it all on film too! Toot toot for farmer Olivia! The white cow is the infamous George and the two black cows are Ivory and Sally. Their babies, Rocket and Harriet, are in the brush behind them enjoying the shade. It was a balmy 70 degrees here on the Ponderosa today and all was well...except for a rotten case of the runs that poor farmer Sydney (aka dung bettle) is battling! If she wasn't so interested in all things GROSS maybe she would have a happy tummy! Yehaw anyways!

Friday, March 11, 2011

I just love these pictures...these were taken last April the day before my due date. We were trying to induce labor with worked for Sydney, but not with Brody! We walked through the creek the day before my due date with Syd and she was born promptly on her due date! Brody waited until a WEEK later beyond the due date!! However, this was the only creek walk! Can't wait until spring and some more exploring of the farm!

farmer cooking

It is what I do best...I have the heat cranked up and am getting it cooked! If you are not my dad, you might not appreciate this post! Here I am anyways! Now for the packages of seeds...they are so pretty I just can't tear them open! I will have to save them for something someday that will be really important! They are heirlooms seeds, which means... if you didn't already know, that they are old and unmodified. They will fit nicely into my farmer style of cooking! Next step is to build the beds, which will be raised, and mix dirt and seeds with some of George's poo. We'll have veggies in no time!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Add to the list of critters living out here at the Ponderosa a cat...her name is Bunny! She snuggles Olivia the most and seems to favor her even though she puts that cat through some rather rigorous "training" sessions! So far Bunny has learned to shake and roll her head to Olivia's specific commands! Its pretty entertaining! However, Olivia is VERY allergic to cats...she is breaking out into hives, sneezing, runny nose etc. anytime she spends a lot of time in Bunny's face, which is most of the time...what to do what to do. We need a mouser, but Justin too has cat allergies. I should mention that I didn't bring her into the house to be an inside cat. She was given to us by a friend who tried to break her into the outdoors, but she has been an inside cat most of her life. She is a good inside cat too. Dilemma! Here are some pictures of Bunny and the 5 chicks we took in, all in the same day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ponderosa update

A few new developments going on here at the ponderosa. 1) We are getting day old chicks tomorrow, should be interesting! 2) We now have 5 (soon to be 4) cows. George's days are numbered (ground chuck and filets for everyone and organic matter for my garden). Hariet, Ivory, Rocket and Sally are the newbies out here. They are really pretty, much healthier looking than our last heard. 3) Olivia released her pet frog Sally (ironic name I know) when she discovered it wasn't eating the dead flies she placed in the container for her. She was worried it might starve to death so she reluctantly let it go this afternoon. 4) Olivia is going to have milk cows at her Hollywood home. She decided this today! 5) The pad for Justin's shop is underway and his office will be out of the kitchen very soon (who hoo!)! Pictures of the critters to follow!