Monday, March 30, 2009

At the Farm

We didn't get a lot done this weekend after catching up with the neighbors and finding out about the CAFO. The last time we were at the farm was Valentine's Day weekend. After being gone that long, it's like starting all over again. Steve did get a header for the basement door done and the doorway that will lead from the kitchen out to the shop area. We still have to figure out if we should go ahead with anything else. We also walked the property to look at all the trees and bushes we planted last spring and talked about increasing the garden size.We also unbolted these eight wood things (?) from the floor. Not sure what they were used for, but it was something to do with the Amish wood shop that was here. Steve went downstairs in the basement & stuck his head in the cobwebs and I stayed up top and held the wrench. Glad I got the better deal on that one!

It snowed a little Saturday night but we just got a light dusting. By the time we left, it had all melted off & the roads were dry. We plan on going back up this next weekend & hopefully every weekend after that for a while. We would like to get involved with the movement to keep the CAFO out of our county. (It would be great if they were outlawed altogether.)

Oh, we did celebrate Earth Day by switching off the light and reading by the solar lantern.

It's so hard to imagine not having the farm. :-(

11 comments:

PatQ said...

I'm glad you finally got back there. What is CAFO?

PatQ said...

Nevermind, just saw your other post.

Happy Days said...

i relly like the picture of mia, such a girlie face and she looks so sweet. I look at her everytime i visit your posts...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Debbie...she is a sweet little cat :-)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Wow. I just found your blog. I dream of a farm. I am going to have to check your archives.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thank you so much for becoming a Parisienne Farmgirl follower!
Vive les Blogers! Ok, that sounds corny, how about - Farmgirls Rock!

Barbara said...

Hello, I enjoy your blog and love the picture of Mia. My Husband and I lived in town for over a year coming to our homestead on the weekends to get ready for the move.

Barb and Steve said...

Farm girls do rock, I like that! thanks for joining the blog.

angie said...

Oh Barb. My heart goes out to you. I wish you strength to fight this. I can certainly understand your discontent and indecision about moving forward on projects.

I HATE CAFOs!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Yes, fight tha CAFO with all You got!
Wonder what those woodthingies are? Looks as if it´s some kind of support for something, why not ask The Amish? I suppose they too are fighting tha CAFO.

Of course You´ll always have the farm, You´ll win this!
Christer.

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Christer...I think your right about those being supports. Yes, the Amish will fight the CAFO too.