The reason the hubby and I make the long drive from Maine to Houston is to to stop in Franklin, Tennessee, where one of our daughters moved to a small farm 3 years ago.
Every visit we see changes. The Katadin lambs that once grazed in the pasture are gone because they liked to jump up on people and as they grew larger that was not such a good thing. Not only that they were nasty creatures whose fondness for the barn left it stinky and messy, and no one was crazy about cleaning up after them.
There were lots of ducks, but who knew they would be so prolific. Every hatching introduced 10-15 new ducklings. Unfortunately, the ducks never left because they liked their lifestyle at the farm. As a consequence, some ducks ended up on the dining table.
Turkeys became a bit of a problem as well. The intent was to have them be a good food source, but there’s a small window of time when they are good to eat otherwise they get tough, really tough. So into the wild went the turkeys.
Still, there are chickens that roam freely
Buddy and Bella, the big Anatolian shepherds, earn their keep by keeping predators off the property. They’ve been the winner in a number of encounters!
This visit I was touched to see this flower blooming. Believe it or not, it propagated from a plant that belonged to my great grandmother which means it is well over 60 years old. Just mentioning this flower leads to a whole other story, but I’ll save it for next time.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind