There’s always something to do on the farm, and summer time brings the best weather. Since Oregon has about 85% grey, overcast and rainy days, summer is always cherished. People in Oregon know how to appreciate sunshine, and they don’t take it for granted. When the sun comes out, people come out too!
Around the farm, the fair weather is the time for maintenance as well as every day chores. I have been pressure washing the outside of the arena and other things that needed a bit of cleaning. The next big project will probably be pressure washing the horse stalls. That is a long and dirty job that I’ve done many summers before I became a resident on the farm.
I’ve learned how to clip goat hooves, which seems to require more maintenance than my own finger and toenails. Of course, clipping them in the winter time will be easier as the ground is soft, and their hooves are soft as well.
Although the animals need feeding twice a day, I find that chore has come to me when I’ve been asked to fill in. I’m sure that will happen more often down the road. But for now, that suits me fine. I intend to earn my keep along the way.
In addition to all the animals, there is still grass to cut, and weeds to whack with a weed eater. Pretty soon, the grass will die off as we haven’t had any real rain in several weeks. Once that happens, the grass won’t need to be mowed as often, but the weeds will still thrive and need managing.
If ever I can take a decent nighttime picture, I wish I could share how beautiful the stars are at night. I’m enjoying everything summer has to offer here on the farm, as my tiny house living has me living large.