Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday morning on a Tuesday

My morning visit was canceled so work holds off until the afternoon visit. This opens up a morning that I thought was already filled with other things. So I contemplate what to do.

A chicken is in the stockpot for chicken and rice soup tonight. I guess I could shred cheese for the cheesy biscuits to accompany the soup to fill the tummies of my kids.

All of the animals outside and inside of the house have been fed: horse, steers, rabbits, chicks, dogs and cats. Now they lounge about.

I think about the garden and the progress that has been made there from a corner of the pasture to a European inspired vegetable garden. You know those things that you work really hard at and want to share them with others, but you think that even though it looks really good to you others may not think so and just wait a little longer to share it? this is one of those things....I am just about ready to share. I really can't wait.

I think about the addition of two more followers on the sidebar and it gives me a little butterfly flutter in my tummy that people like to come here and visit. Thank you for following. xo

I think about how busy life has been, but in a really satisfying way. In a get r done sort of way, a way that makes me feel very proud of the changes going on around this farm. some are still in progress and could become frustrating if I let them, but I won't.

Life is hard work right now. It is all around us. Soon we will reap the rewards tho....soon.

What projects are you working on?

Monday, May 30, 2011

around the farm :: bird watching

You know, all one needs for prime bird-watching is a pasture with manure in it and the roof of a chicken hutch. At least if you are 11 that is all you need. The farm is a-twitter with little flying creatures.

Hannah is keeping a bird journal and in it is: Robin, Starling, Stellar Blue Jay, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, American Gold Finch, and Chickadees.

I have been loving sitting out in the garden and watching all of the birds in the pasture myself. There was one out there this morning that walked just like it was riding on the moving sidewalk at the airport. It looked like a shore bird actually....its little legs musta been moving super fast!

Also wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our Armed Forces who have served in the past or present and their extended families for the sacrifices made on our behalf. THANK YOU!

Friday, May 27, 2011

around the farm :: chicks

Well hello friends! I Bet you thought I fell off the end of the earth right? I have been so super busy around this farm and school and the end of the year schooling of the kids. But here I am wanting to share some additions and changes going on here at the farm.

First off the bat is ....chicks! We have had chickens for years, but have been without them for the past year. I really wasn't sure that I wanted to even get them this year because of all of the other work that needs to be done around there this year. That all went out the window though when I thought of the minimal work that needs to be done to update the chicken coop. 

I already took down the old fencing and rolled it up to re-use it...we will add in hotwire too to deter the chicken buffet for the raccoons. ;o)

 I have to share this photo (below) with you. I was looking through photos on my laptop and came across this one that Sophie (9 years old) took. Am I the only one who loves it? boy do I!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pink Petal Delivery

Yesterday for May Day these beauties were personally delivered with a cheerful
from Sophie, Hannah and their friend Emily. 

They filled Sophie's bike basket to the brim and headed out. When they came back they were full of stories of what neighbor said this and what one said that and "Mom we even got candy from  two of them!"
Good deeds don't go unrewarded.