Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Tuesday August 17, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
Buddy, the Bantam Rooster

Animal Tales from Boulderwood Farm.
Buddy, our bantam rooster gives me the "side-eye" glare as if saying, "whatcha lookin' at?"

He's quite tame for a rooster.  He does, however, suffer from the Napolean syndrome as he plays tough guy with our big white rooster, Whitey. Not sure why Whitey allows Buddy to bully him.  I guess I'll never know!!

Tuesday August 10, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
The Bathing Beauties of Boulderwood

The Bathing Beauties of Boulderwood.....who knew cows love to wade?? Julia, Delilah and Mr. Johnson (who I guess is a bathing beast) ignore the fence and just step right in the "pool."


The Beauties From Afar



















As I got closer, they turned...


...and jumped out of the "pool" as if I were the pond warden....


"RUN....she caught us in the act!!"


















I love our animals.

Tuesday July 27, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
...and Wings!



The Japanese Beetles have arrived and are congregating among Boulderwood's flowerbeds and lawn!  It is too bad that they are such pests because their colors are quite extraordinary and fun to look at. Obviously native to Japan, these insects have no natural predators in the States so they can run amuck on plants like rose bushes, hops, grape vines and more by eating away the leafy parts.  According to some online sources, garlic, chives, catnip or soapy-water spray are some homemade deterrents for the Japanese beetle if you aren't into chemically insecticides like us and want to get rid of them. Here, we actually don't mind insects so much. The only spray we use on the farm is copper sulfate to prevent blight on our precious tomatoes.   With that said, enjoy your stay in the Berkshires, beetles and bug buddies!




Page 13 of 16 pages ‹ First  < 11 12 13 14 15 >  Last ›