Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fence Facelift

We began work on one of our unused pastures this week to get it ready for the goats.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Snow Days

We got a few inches of snow almost a week ago, and have had such cold temperatures ever since, it doesn't look like the snow is going to be melting anytime soon. Winter has outworn its welcome around here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Oh my! What news!

We are so thrilled to announce baby #6 is on the way! Due September 24th! We couldn't be happier!

Three Brothers

I am so thankful for my sweet boys. They love each other and play together so well! And the older boys are so helpful around the house and farm... usually without any complaining at all.

Packages from Grandpa

Sweet Baby W

I just can't get enough of this sweet face! Baby W turned 13 months a little over a week ago. He's such a sweet little boy. He's trying really hard to talk and his babbling is taking on different sounds now. He is very smart and understands everything we say.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Christmas, 2013

Christmas was celebrated at home and at my parents' house this year. We all had a wonderful time!

New Kitten

My mother in law gave me this sweet kitten, whom we have named Nala. She is just precious and has such beautiful coloring! She and Tank have become the best of friends!

So behind...

I'm so behind on posting and plan on playing catch-up in the next few days.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Chilling

The snow is all gone now, but here are a few pictures of the critters taken last week.
The chickens never did learn to like the snow, and would spend nearly all their time in the barn.
The rabbits weren't affected by the snow, though I gave them plenty of extra hay to burrow into while we had single digit temperatures.
Giant, with his thick coat of fur, loved the snow and cold and had no problems running, playing and rolling in it. He's so funny!
The goats, like the chickens, preferred to stay in the barn. They refused to even walk down to their water, so I had to bring some water to them in buckets.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baby W is One Year Old!

Baby W turned one year old on the 10th of December. We celebrated quietly at home with cupcakes and just a couple of little gifts. He wanted nothing to do with his cupcake and kept trying to throw it on the floor!
He now weighs a solid 25 pounds and measures 29.5 inches tall. He walks everywhere, never crawls. It's a bittersweet thing seeing your baby turn into a toddler. He's very smart and understands what we say to him, but still doesn't say much. Right now, his current sound (or word) is "Babababa". Everything is Baba.
He loves to explore the house and is learning where all the rooms are. His favorite room to visit is his big brothers' room, since they have all the fun toys.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tank and His Little Buddy

Baby W adores our little Tank. He giggles as soon as he sees him and loves to give him hugs and kisses. Tank is so patient with him too. Such a cute pair.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The First Snow

The first snow was pretty impressive, leaving our farm blanketed with 5 to 10 inches of snow on top of a pretty thick layer of ice/sleet.
The horses love the snow!
The chickens hate it! And I don't blame them one bit!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Preparing for Cold

To prepare for a  winter storm that is expected to come into our area in the next couple days, we did a bit of work around the house to be ready for the possibility of a power outage. We got a load of wood in and stacked it on the porch; got the fireplace all cleaned up and ready for use; covered most of the windows with foam board and plastic sheeting to keep out the cold; and have plenty of canned foods and water to outlast the storm.
The boys did a great job helping load, unload and stack the firewood.
The cats enjoy their temporary new sleeping perch.
Handy Husband built a little wall to keep Baby W away from the fireplace.
Lighting our first fire of the year.