Hard Earth Farm 2011 http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/ Hard Earth Farm 2011 Abraham, Annie, and Artamous Abraham, the miniature donkey patriarch, peers over into the stall where ewe Annie is letting her lamb Artamous nurse. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002873 145002873 Still Life with Apple Pam holds one of our apples, an "Anna." Our orchard contains over 30 blueberry bushes and trees bearing apples, almonds, plums, pears, and peaches. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002874 145002874 Artamous Stands Artamous, son of Annie and Abner. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002875 145002875 Artamous Reclines Artamous again, in a more relaxed position. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002876 145002876 Carmella Carmella, our female la Mancha, has some fun with a mound of hay. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002877 145002877 Can You Spot the Chicken? The last of our red chickens, demonstrating some of the camouflage skill that has made him the last of our red chickens. Our rooster is either named Hector or One-Eyed Jack, depending on who you ask. He was one of a pair of roosters, and lost his eye in combat with the other. We took him in after he was vanquished, nearly terminally, in that conflict with hope that he'd be a gentler leader. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002878 145002878 How the Goats Ate Their Christmas Tree Jenkins (male la Mancha) and Sassy (female Nigerian dwarf) devour their tree http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002879 145002879 Grapes From the Hard Earth Vinyard, which contains scuppernongs and muscodines. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002880 145002880 Jenkins Our male la Mancha goat, Jenkins is named after British captain Robert Jenkins, key figure in the War of Jenkins' Ear. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002883 145002883 Mclain, Freya, and Sassy Mclain Lambert with Freya (one of the two barn cats) and the infamous Sassy. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002884 145002884 Odin Fishing Odin, our black labrador, is an avid pursuer of the fish in our pond. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002885 145002885 Fresh Produce Tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, piled up on the kitchen table. Historically these two crops have been some of our most productive, along with the black-eyed peas. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002886 145002886 Three Ewes The Jacobs Sheep are a rare breed, so we're hoping to replenish their ranks with the descendants of our ram and three ewes. Annie, depicted earlier with her lamb, is only part Jacob's sheep. We've bred her, but her lamb has been castrated to preserve peace and genetic purity. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145002889 145002889 Horses and Sign Goldie is Mclain's palamino in the foreground, while the bay in the background is Faith, Pam's horse. http://avretthardearthfarm.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145057611 145057611