Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day weekend

Wow, have we had a busy weekend.

The front yard got roped off and we let the horses out to
mow the grass. They are pretty good at it, if you
don't mind the occasional pile of crap.

Then it was on to corn again.
We decided to pull out the stocks and put
them in shocks to dry and we will feed
them to the animals.
Moved one pig out to the now dry pig pen.
The pig we moved out is kinda skinny and not aggressive,
needed to get some extra food to fatten up on

Chyann decided to help with Casper.
She rigged up ropes and tied them on
to drag off the stocks off with.

(ingenious kid)

This is what half the garden looks like now.
I grew pumpkins in with the corn to save space
and they are looking pretty good, need some
water though. Then tomato's, peppers, carrots
and onions.

Colton was a huge help with the corn.
I had a hell of a time pulling out the stocks,
but he made it look so easy. Must be nice to be so strong.
Most of Saturday afternoon was corn shucking,
boiling, cutting and storing.
Sure is a lot of work.

Chyann moving on to riding Gypsy.
Gypsy is our only horse that we use an indirect rein with,
as all the rest are direct rein, so she had to keep reminding herself
how to steer Gypsy.
That kid can sure ride.

While the horses were out eating the yard,
Caden took advantage of the empty pastures and
rode go-cart for a few hours.
He drives really well and only makes me nervous
when he gets too close to the fence.


tainterturtles said...

Holy cow Kellie, you did have a busy weekend. Hope you scheduled in some rest time!

The kids looked like they were having fun. It was perfect weather for everyone to be outside.

PAK ART said...

I love how your kids are so involved in farm life. Riding horses, driving around the fields, helping with harvest; they are such good kids. Casper will do just about anything for Chyann it looks like.

Aunt Krissy said...

That does sound like a busy weekend. I though that labor day was a day for laborers to have a day of rest from laboring.

crochet lady said...

That's great, love seeing pics of what you guys are up to.

Corn, corn, corn, we were up to our elbows in corn on saturday.

I remember growing up on a farm with lots of space to root around. Your kids seem to enjoy it too. Love that little go cart!

Lisa said...

What a great weekend. I'd love to have a horse. I'm so envious.