Sunday, May 31, 2015

Farm livin'

Life on the farm....lovin' it!
So far, the goats have been named Molly and Dolly and the rabbits are Thumper and Bugs......

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

3 year pictures

A little late, but we got her 3 year pictures done finally.



Monday, May 25, 2015

Updates

Mama Hen ended up with 4 chicks.  They are so cute with one being entirely black and the other 3 with grays and blacks mixed together.  The past couple of days she has ventured down on the ground with them.
Our ducks have taken nicely to the water.  They are so much fun to watch!  They have completely cleaned up the pond of all the algae that had grown over the past year.  The geese now stay down by the pond as well, but do not venture into the water too much.  We unfortunately lost one goose.  It had been bleeding from the mouth on and off for awhile and eventually got very weak to where it couldn't walk anymore (and died that night).  Not sure what was wrong with it but it had always been the weaker and slower one of the bunch.
The top hat chickens are getting bigger (as well as the easter egg chickens and guinea)  They are still kept in the garage.
Our garden is starting to bloom!  The beans, pumpkins and cucumber are starting to grow.  This year we planted 2 types of tomatoes, cucumber and pickling cucumber, bush beans, pumpkin, cantaloupe, 2 types of onion, chives, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, okra, broccoli, strawberry, 3 types of peppers....I think that's it.  Looking forward to seeing what it will produce!!!





Friday, May 22, 2015

Riding on 2 wheels

Look what big brother taught her to do!
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Friday, May 15, 2015

First baby

We found our first 'homegrown' baby of the season today!  Mama hen is sitting on nearly 30 eggs, poor gal.  Hubby heard some faint peeps tonight so we took a peek and found one!  So exciting.  Over the next few days, I'm pretty sure we will get quite a few more.  Fun on the farm!!


Walking!

She's FINALLY walking!!!
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day on the farm

Today is Mother's Day and I am such a blessed mama!!  God has given me 6 wonderful blessings.  What a joy each of them are to me!   Hubby and I wish both of our Mom's a very Happy Mother's Day as well.  We thank the Lord for both of you!!

We have had quit the busy month (thus not blogging very often).  We had hubby's Mom (and another lady) come visit for a couple days.  Then we had all of my side of the family here for a weekend.  We enjoyed such a nice visit with my parents for 3 weeks and also enjoyed a quick overnight visit with some dear friends from our old church.  It's always fun showing people around the 'farm' here with all our little feather babies (that are growing into BIG feather babies!!)  Our ducks and geese are almost at full maturity.  We have our Comet chickens moved outside now with only the Guinea/Top Hat chickens/ and Easter Egg chickens left in the garage.  It will be several weeks before they can be moved outside.  We look forward to our goats and rabbits next month!

Our garden is finally in the works!  What a time we had trying to get it plowed and ready for planting.  After several failed attempts at it, we called in reinforcement (our well trained neighbor)  to come and till up the ground.  What a lifesaver he was!  In 30 mins, he had that ground looking like a garden!!  As of today we have 6 rows planted and will hopefully get the rest done tomorrow.  Now to learn about canning/preserving.  Anyone with helpful info is welcome to drop me a note :)

Here are a few pics from the 'farm'....