It’s 11pm on Friday night, & the guys are outside putting the finishing touches (more Christmas lights, that is) on our parade lineup.🎄
Tomorrow night is the Annual Enumclaw Christmas Parade, & we’re so excited to be part of it! This is something we’ve talked about doing for many years.❄️
What a fun way to celebrate the birth of our Savior by joining together with our community for a good time on a Saturday night! We hope to see many of you locals there...the forecast is calling for rain, but a little rain can’t slow us PNW folks down!☔️
This has been such a cool project to see come together this week, & we’re grateful to @lightbrightguy Chris Roberts for leading the way in decorating!
On our GirthDog Farm, we get irrigation water from 8 wells. The bulk of our water comes from shallow wells, like the one in the second pic, that average 110’. In the basin where we farm, we have 2-6’ of sand on top 80-110’ feet of river rock. Below that is basalt. When the alluvial (gravel) wells were dug, the driller went a few feet into basalt as a pump chamber for the pumps. We have anywhere from 10-15’ of water bearing gravels that have awesome horizontal transmissibility, which means we have very little water drawdown, making pumping very efficient. The first pic is of our deep basalt well, which is 1450’ deep. It is cased with 16” pipe down to 880’ with slots from 550 to 880’ to let water in. Then its 10” open hole to 1450’, opening up more water bearing layers. Back when the molten basalt was spreading out, the top of each layer/eruption had a layer of slag, which had tiny little air pockets. It’s those slag layers where our water comes from. In that well, the water level holds around 350’ below the surface, and the 500hp gear pumps 2500 gpm. #water#irrigation#irrigatedag#knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom#work#workforfood#bob#farm#farmlife#farm#work#workhard#familyfarm#everydayisearthday#deepwell#basalt#familyfarm#goodluck
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The joy of finding a hole in the hose.
Libby is into everything her siblings are doing. Now that she is crawling I have to have eyes in the back of my head! I love that I captured her following along on Darcy’s coat tails here.
I’ve not encountered such an independent baby. Baby number three and motherhood is still full of surprises.
Australian Sandalwood is native to the semi-arid areas of south western Australia. Is usually grown for its highly fragrant oil which is used for religious purposes in the form of incense and joss sticks, in perfume, cooking and as a medicine. It also produces an edible nut which is why it made it out here on our block. It takes around 11 years to mature however so this little baby has a while to go.
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There are two cuties, this lil sweet baby and the person reading this. 😊🐮🌱❤ Please follow me: -@cows_intheworld
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Willy Wagtail chicks almost ready to leave their nest in the farm’s fuel shed. #farmlife#australia
It was such a beautiful evening here on the farm. Moments like these are the kind I want to cherish for a very long time. It finally feels like home! Over here at “The White House” as the locals say. And Jemma also affectionately has called it that since the first time we viewed the property. Here on Winding Way. Come to find out it’s not just because the house is white. This house was built and lived in by a man in the early 1900’s by the name of Mr. White. He happens to be resting in his grave right across the street. Learning bits and pieces of what I imagined as a mystery has been fascinating. #thisoldhouse#farmlife#100yearoldhouse#startingafarmstead#organicliving#dreamsdocometrue#farmhouse#georgiaonmymind#pecans#farmsteading#homesteading
We all made it to Friday 👏🏼 Now for some manure mucking thoughts on this chilly but sunny Colorado morning.. I’ve seen this quote circulating around Facebook that reads, “just because someone carries it well, does not mean it isn’t heavy.” A little louder for the ones in the back 🗣
Happy #fluffybuttfriday my friends! Here’s the story of how Ike and Tina came to live on our farm, and a little glimpse into @adamofnotrades’ sainthood. Right after we’d purchased our Seattle farm, I stumbled on a request for a group of rescue alpacas, needing immediate homes, delivery included. I called Adam at work, bursting with excitement. He didn’t answer. I called again. No answer. I send a text “Call me back. It’s an emergency.” My phone immediately rings, Adam’s concerned voice on the other end. “What’s wrong??” “May I please get some alpacas?” “Are you freaking kidding me? I was in a meeting. This is not an emergency.” “It is an emergency, they need to deliver them today.” “Please don’t call me at work.” “Is that a yes?” “Will a yes get you off the phone? I have to get back into this meeting.” “Yes.” “Fine.” #farm#farmlife#womenwhofarm#alpaca#fleece#knitting#yarn#fiberart#floof#llama#flockguardian
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“Chicken Study No.10”. 2019
Acrylic on birch panel 5.5”x5.5”
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