Month: July 2013

Purple Cones of Summer

It was another lovely perfect day and I was off all day to enjoy it for a change 🙂 Hubby and I got so much more done today and even had time to take the dogs for a walk. The summer flowers are out and were showing their faces today. The purple cones are in full bloom here and I think they are just … Read More Purple Cones of Summer

Beautiful Day

You know how some days the weather just makes it such a… beautiful day 🙂 Today was one of those days. It was mid 70*’s, blue sky with some puffy white clouds, a slight breeze, and the sun shining enough to keep it warm and bright, but not too overpowering. It was just a day that made me sigh with contentment. The dogs had … Read More Beautiful Day

What a day…

What a day… part relaxing and part hard work… as any good day should be. Hubby and I were off today so we started it with breakfast and a long drive. Then we did our errands and returned home to do the chores. We got the chicken ladders done, the garden weeded, helped the neighbor pick tomatoes and pull up potatoes, started the tractors … Read More What a day…

New roosts and boxes

The chickens should be happy now… we spent the whole weekend building them new laying boxes and perches. My mom and step-father came up to help us. It was a bigger job then I thought, but it is done now and the girls now just need to get used to it 🙂 They now have 9 new boxes and 3 old ones as well … Read More New roosts and boxes

Great Neighbors

It’s great to have neighbors like we have… you can depend on them, trust them, and you can bless them if they let you… This evening I went over to visit one of our neighbors. I could see him out in his garden. He is in his 80’s and currently struggling with lymes disease among other things. He isn’t getting around as he used to so … Read More Great Neighbors

Trail Bridge

We went on a nice long walk this evening. It was cool enough on this trail we like to just take out time and walk. The dogs seemed to really enjoy themselves, yet were happy when we got back to the truck as they were ready to have the windows down and ride home. I love it when we get to explore on a … Read More Trail Bridge

Hay Feeling

What a long week. So much to do and no time for sleep. It has also been one HOT week with terms in the upper 90*’s and with the humidity felt in the 100*’s. Not much opportunity to work outside for too long. It will be a good that there isn’t a lot to do this weekend and inside chores can get done. On … Read More Hay Feeling

Summer Life

Don’t you just love spring and summer… not the heat or rain (they do have their benefits)… but spring and summer brings so much new life… The trees get leaves and flowers, the flowers bloom, the grass grows tall, and baby animals are born… These little guys were on a neighbor’s farm and just looked so cute in their field…This particular farm had at … Read More Summer Life

Chicken Keeper…

Being a chicken keeper is not as easy as it sounds. Like any animal there are daily decisions about care, feed, shelter, etc. Today dilemma was about clipping the new chickens flight feathers as they keep escaping their area and the concern is that our neighbors dogs or other wild animals will get them. As I said the  other day, they are safer inside the area we … Read More Chicken Keeper…

Chases Talk…

Chase kept pacing… he just wouldn’t stop… he didn’t want to play… he had food in his bowel… he kept talking to me and letting me know something was up and he wanted me to see… I just wasn’t understanding what… until I looked out the back sliding glass doors into the way back back yard…We had some geese visitors getting some shade on … Read More Chases Talk…

Jumping Chickens

Our buff chicks have grown so much over the last three months… they are almost the size of the Rhode islands. It is still fun to watch them copy the Rhode Islands and learn to eat new things. They also have learned how to jump the fence…Not something I wanted them to learn so we are working to break them of… but don’t think … Read More Jumping Chickens

Little Guests

Everywhere we go it seems there are little rabbit all over the place.. everywhere, around every corner, in the fields, under bushes… and these little guests in our back yard…They are bigger then some of the rabbits we have seen, but just as cute. The dogs even left them alone to eat on the grass outside the fence. Then awhile later they hopped off … Read More Little Guests