Two horns, four hooves, all goodness
She’s a 10 but….wait, no. No but. She’s a 10. You’re a 10. We’re all 10s. Nothing but perfection happening here. — Gimlet
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
The apples are dropping too early! Argh! Some sort of blight has caused every last apple to come tumbling off all at once. They’d be sweeter if they could have held on until fall, but, honestly, I can’t blame them for feeling like the world is a little much. I’m going to gather up what I can salvage for applesauce and dried apples for my morning oatmeal. There may also be an apple cobbler (or three) in my future.
I have every last bale of hay I am going to need for this winter in my barn. What a great feeling! Last Sunday, the hay guy dropped off the last 200, and we worked together hauling and stacking bales. People often ask why I have a gym membership, since the farm is a constant physical challenge. The thing is, that, while I do a ton of walking each day, I only lift 200 hay bales maybe twice a year. To actually have the strength I’ll need on those big days, I have to work on my strength all the time. I was so pleased that this year, hoisting 45-pound bales above my head was less of a challenge than in past years! The pushups are working!
Some of you have asked if we are okay given all of the flooding in Kentucky. We are okay! Thank you for checking. It has rained basically every day for the past month, but we’re up on a hill, so our flooding risks are pretty low. Everyone is safe, though a little tired of being damp.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
This picture of a very large thing giving sweet snuffly kisses to a very small thing. Gin (on the left) is so sweet to all creatures, big or small. Mr. Wumpus (on the right), wasn’t totally sure whether to run for shelter or embrace the love. In the end, he chose embracing the love—always a good choice!
*sigh* I always love Affirmation Chickens, but I especially needed this today. Thank you for ALWAYS brightening my week.