Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Black Gold

Pieter and I made a trip out to the small farm in the plains that we have a herd share in.  It was a beautiful day in the low 70s and we could see for miles. The dark mound in the horizon above is Bear Butte.

Every week fresh, raw milk, butter and eggs arrive on our doorstep from the farm. A by-product of our herd share is wonderful, composted manure for the garden. I loaded up several plastic tubs of this black gold and had to fight for room while I was doing it - the whole herd of jersey cows surrounded the car with great interest in what we were doing. Pieter was free-ranging in the back seat and really enjoyed all the noses and licks on the windows from the cows.
{adorable piglets with their mama}

{handsome fella}
{happy, free-ranging chickens}
{Silverback, the resident turkey, in full show}

We had a lovely day and brought back the manure and dug it into the garden. We've since done some planting, which I'll show you in a bit. I am going to remember this beautiful day when it snows tomorrow- we have a Winter Storm Watch happening for the rest of the week. Hopefully the snow will melt quickly!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful part of the country you live in! Love these pictures.


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