It's been several weeks since Tom lost his sidekick, Chuck,
and he seems to be getting along just fine without him.
He spends his days with the chickens, follows me around the farm,
and tries each evening to roost on the fence beside the goats.
I persuade him to jump down and we head to the barn.
I am trying to train him to come "home" to the barn to roost each evening.
Something tells me this is not going to be a lesson that is learned quickly.
Tom has a friend to roost with each night.
Lucille hops up on the bags of bedding beside him and they fall asleep there every night.
It's a purely platonic relationship...
Eventually he will spend his time in the company of Fred and Ethel.
Until Fred and Ethel are full grown, however, the current arrangement will remain the norm.
I am so happy to tell you that finally this year I have grapes again!
It seems that the severe haircut that I gave the grapevines this spring has helped quite a bit.
I actually had to prune a bit more from the vines this summer as well.
Now that the sunlight reaches the grapes, they have ripened.
There was enough to pick and bring in to make juice.
I love this process.
The grapes are steamed in this steam juicer.
All of the juice runs out of the hose,
while the empty skins and stems remain in the top of the juicer.
I spent yesterday morning babysitting Mackenzie.
We had so much fun playing at her new Little Tikes Kitchen.
She's growing up so quickly,
before you know it she will be helping me in my own kitchen!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
We will be back on Monday with weekend Tails From The Farm.