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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.

 
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our First Pallet Project: Coat Rack with Shelf

I've had my eye on our big pile of pallets out in the shop building, and showed Handy Husband a few pictures for ideas. Today, he made these wonderful coat racks for me. It turned out to be a super easy job, and pretty cheap too. I think altogether we spent less than $5 per piece: that includes the price of stain, hooks and sandpaper. Not bad at all!

As far as the steps, it was pretty simple. We cut a large section off the end of a pallet, nailed an old piece of 1x6 on the "top" for a shelf, then sanded and stained the whole thing. After it dried we attached the hooks and voila!