rainbow on the farm

rainbow on the farm

Spirit moving sheep off the hay field

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Baby Boom

Lot's of new fresh faces here at Swift Star!

look what the barn cat stork delivered 




Opal now finds pups are fun

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Three Amigo's

Rush blessed Swift Star with three new additions on July second .

Male (bottom) left ,Female center, Female right
day one

day one

day one

day one

Bracken is thrilled with her Grand Babies and keeps a close eye on them.


Day five
Fat belly's 

Female, Male , Female
five days old
Female , Male, Female


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hope springs eternal

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz

Spring it seems is finally here. What a long drawn out Winter.
Hard to believe just a few weeks ago our "Spring" morning was covered in a thin blanket of white. Beautiful, yes but disheartening as well

I took a sabbatical from lambing this Spring. I really needed to.
Last year just two days in from lambing out 75 plus ewes single handed my Mother had a stroke. It was a difficult spring managing this task as well as caring for my Mom. So last Fall I just said "No".

Spring arrives with all it's splendor.
Just when you feel beaten down, ready to throw the towel in it blows in .
Allows you to open the windows of your soul and breath fresh air and hope into it.
You finally see the grass greening up

The sun feels warm and inviting and the air finally is filled with song as the spring birds return.

red winged blackbird


eastern Bluebird

The first ferns pop out of the ground, buds are swelling on the trees

And you quietly give thanks for what you have and hope for what you have planned, comes to fruit.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

barn build

A new barn for the horses and farm Equipment!
I can't say enough about the quick and skillful work of the five men who came to put this barn up.
In just about 16 hours of work time they put this barn up on our farm.

My Mom had generously given us some money she got from a few insurance policy's after my Dad had passed away and we used it for this barn.
I know he would have been very impressed with this build.

Now onto finishing the inside and figuring out what type of horse stalls. We have narrowed down our search and are close to ordering.

I'll share the finished project when stalls are in place, wood dutch doors are stained, fences reconfigured and land and drive way is graded and graveled .

Monday, March 16, 2015

High Flying Bird

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air. 
 ~Wilbur Wright

A few days ago I had the pleasure of some Juvenile Bald Eagles visiting over Swift Star. It looked like 2, two year old and 2, three year old birds. My guess is they are all related. Parents are caring for their younger brother and/or sister (s)

I's not every day You capture an Eagle doing it's " business "