This looks a little more like spring…

A few weeks ago my friend and her father got a new mama goat and her two kid goats.

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A little boy…

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And a little girl…

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They are so cute. I just love baby goats. They are probably one of my favorite, if not my favorite baby farm animal.

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Come on how can you not love this face…

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They got them to keep in with the chickens to help with flying predators, like hawks. My friend’s family also has a couple year old cows…

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And a big flock of 21 week old golden and silver laced wyandotte chickens…

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They only have a few acres but do a lot with them. I am hoping spring will come soon, the grass will come back, and the warmer temperatures will come for our chickens sakes. 😉

Babies, babes, everywhere…

It must be at least getting a little close to spring (or it may be wishful thinking)…. but everywhere we went today there were baby animals running about…

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It may just me willing spring here and using these babes as my proof…

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Either way they are all cute when they are little 🙂

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It was just nice to have a couple nice days of weather and be outside without freezing or having the wind knock me over. Hope your week has started out well!

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…Baby CowsThis particular farm had at least 6 or 8 new baby cows all over the field. This little guy kept an eye on us while we went past and gave me a little baby cow “mooooooo”… I think he was saying Hi.baby cow 2This little guy kept hiding his face from me… every time I went to get a shot of him, he kept looking down or eating.Baby CowBut his momma kept a sharp eye on me making sure I stayed outside the fence… I am sure she was not too happy with me being so close to her and the babies. Mom cow It is so nice to take a drive and see all the new baby animal in the fields resting, eating, and playing. The beauty of new life is so precious and is something to value and appreciate 🙂

Cow Licking Good

Funny things happen sometimes when you least expect it. While out on a walk with hubby and the dogs the other day we came across this field of cows grazing beside the woods we were walking in. This one cow seems very curious about our presence…Cow Face 1

He looked at us for the longest time….Cow face

The appeared disinterest turning his head away with a big flip of his nose….Cow face 2

Then all of a sudden…Cow lick face

Boy if there wasn’t a fence then we may have been eaten. Good thing there was plenty of green grass and hay 😉 Almost the mid-week mark… hope God has blessed you in many ways this week 🙂

Cow Face

It was another cloudy day, but the sun still tried to come out to play. We had a lot to do today and got it all done 🙂 The boys got to go with us all day and had a good time riding in their Daddy’s truck. On our travels we saw this big guy staring at us when we were at a stop sign…Cow Face

Happy Monday Mr. Cow… Have a happy week 😉

Dreams of Gratitude…

Hubby and I have been talking a lot about our dreams lately. As some of you know we have a big dream to move from our current piece of land to a bigger place where we can have goats, cows, pigs, chickens, and maybe a horse or two. We would also like to raise a few crops and a big (big) garden. Right now we are in the planing stages of what we need financially, land, and material wise to get our start. I am grateful I married a man who wants to live on a farm and raise any kids God may bless us with, with those values, skills, and a dedication to their work. I want my kids to know what I do and even more about animals, crops, and living off the land. I am grateful for our dreams and that I know all our dreams are in God’s hands and he knows how to care for them. Maybe some day we will get our land. Until then I enjoy seeing farms still thriving as we go on our drives through what is left of the country in our area…Farm

A Sunday Drive…

When I was a little girl my mom, dad, and I would always take Sunday drives. We would go all over the state and sometime to other states if time permitted. Sometimes our Sunday drives would happen on Saturdays if we wanted to drive too far, as usually Sunday we went to church. These are some of my favorite memories from my childhood.

When I met my husband he also had the same experience as a child so we decided to incorporate these “Sunday drives” into our relationship. We felt it was important to have this time and to keep them as part of our family traditions.  We really enjoy them and find it is really a time to connect, talk, and relax.

So today we took one of our drives after he got home from work. We drove into Maryland and I found a lot of photo opportunities. I thought I would share some.

First we went by this little church, I thought the stained glass windows and steeple were very neat.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On one of the back roads we had to put on our brakes rather quickly as a chicken almost ran out in front of us…

 

 

 

 

 

Then we found this little park we could walk the dogs along a stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we found some neat farms, barns, and fence lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some cows were wondering what I doing... I think they thought I was a crazy lady taking pictures of their farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home I saw some what looked like wooden crosses along side an old barn. I thought they were neat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a nice day, despite the migraine I had, and I enjoyed the ride.

Do you have any family traditions you have carried over into your family now? Were you able to do any on those today?