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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Big Red Barn

The kids did a great job on painting the horse barn. It looks so good!

Baby I is Six Months Old!

Little baby boy just keeps on growing! He's up two more pounds since last month and now is up to 24 pounds! I've never had any baby weigh this much at only six months old. He's a delightful little boy who loves his big brother so very much!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rainy Day

I'm pretty sure it's been raining for a solid 36 hours. We have water standing everywhere! In fact, I'm certain the ducks would have loved it if their pen was moved a couple feet over. They'd have a lot of fun in that puddle!

We got a good start to our rainy day with this delicious egg scramble, made with Thrive sausage crumbles and chopped onions. It was so quick and easy throwing this together, and I loved that I didn't have to mess with raw sausage or chopping onions.  

  Having such a delicious, quick breakfast, ensured I had plenty of time to give our Lucky boy a hair cut. It was long overdue! The poor guy was so good while I was trimming him and he looks so much better now. It might not be a professional job, but it works for us!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Little Quackers!

We happened to spot some day old chicks and ducklings at our local feedstore the other day. We'd been talking about getting ducks for awhile now, so figured we'd better get some while they're selling.

While they started out being super cute and tiny, they are fast growers and oh, so nasty! They already poop as much as our adult chickens do, and its impossible to keep their area clean and DRY.

I will be moving them outside just as soon as the weather allows it. We got nine altogether, three each of the following breeds: white pekin, Rouen, and Indian Runners. Assorted genders.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Last Snow, Hopefully

We've enjoyed a pretty mild winter, but these last few days have reminded us that it is, indeed, winter. I am so ready for spring!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Dirty Job

After dealing with our old septic and all its issues for far too long, we finally got everything re-routed to hook up to our good septic and we got rid of the old 1930's septic. It's a good thing too, because the old septic pretty much fell apart as soon as the tractor touched it.

It's such a relief now having everything fixed properly and knowing all the pipes are new and strong. The roots that we found growing under and around the pipes were massive and no doubt putting pressure on the old pipes.

Baby I is Five Months Old!

This big boy is five months old now! He's a whopping 22 pounds, and wears size 12month clothes. He's a wonderful little guy who is almost sleeping through the night- usually only waking once. He's teething, and loves to grab my face and tries to chew on it. Haha!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Taste of Spring

Wow! I can't believe its only January and yet we're having temperatures in the mid sixties! It's sure making me think about spring. My fingers are itching to dig in the dirt and do some planting. But for now, we're just spending our time taking walks around the property so the little guys can get some fresh air and sunshine.

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Boy and His Birds

 

Goats vs Horses

 To make chores a little easier here on the farm, we decided to put the horses and goats together, and open up the hay barn to give them all 24-hour access. So far they've gotten along great and the horses and goats pretty much just ignore each other.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby I is 4 Months Old!


 Our precious Baby I turned four months old on the 21st. I can't believe how big he is- he weighed in at exactly 21 pounds! I knew he was a chunk, judging by the fat rolls that I don't recall the other kids having. Haha! He's 27 inches long. He is just the sweetest baby- is always happy, rarely cries, and sleeps really well.