So we decided to have chickens. There is nothing better than fresh eggs! It will be a good experience for the grandkids. In a few weeks we will be getting one day old chicks. They come in the mail. Yes – the mail. After they have some time to grow and mature we will be able to put them in the coop and chicken yard.
Perry has been working on the chicken yard. We’ll also have a larger coop built in time for the next set of chickens at the end of May.
On the first morning after introducing Elsa to the coop we found our first egg!
We are helping a friend clean out his house and some of his property. He has a farm and exploring it is like finding a treasure chest with each turn. Here are some random photos taken when we were last there.
Easter is always a favorite time for me. We were blessed to have the whole family together this year.
Joey and Cailin had a blast with the Easter Egg Hunt. It was nice to see them making sure each other found the same amount. I have some very fond memories of egg hunts when I was a kid! I hope my kids and grandkids have the same memories to smile about.
Joey takes a tumble!
Seems JT likes the chickens…as long as they are in the coop!
And of course sweet Addie. She makes us all smile! Joey and Cailin adore their baby cousin. Its going to be fun having them grow up together.
We hope you all had a blessed Easter with your family!
This is the ad from a local group of rescuers who re-home horses that are bound for slaughter. Yes, they do that. No, I won’t even say anything more.
I kept looking at him and looking at him. And I looked more. Because it was urgent that he be rescued “bail was being” collected to offset the price and I jumped at the deal.
On February 11 we brought home the newest member of the family – Bubba.
See the van in the background? That’s how we brought him home. He fit perfectly and it was easier than using the horse trailer. Mostly. Let’s just say there was a moment of “oh crap” when we heard the van doors lock after shutting the van doors behind him. Yes – I had a 2 year old stallion locked in my van. By himself.
So Bubba is home. He’s doing well. Cailin and Joe adore him and he thinks they aren’t so bad themselves.
‘Tis the season for green beans to be picked and canned and picked and canned…. first canning complete with a grand total of 40 pints. Today we begin the canning of picking #2. And yes, there will be more. Thankfully I have a good teacher being only my second time doing beans.
I’ll let you know how many pints we end up with this year!
June 30 was the official last day of my full-time employment at OP. I am now “on-call.” I like “on-call.” I can still have some hints at what the folks I grew to care about are up to.
Perry and I now live in Racine, MN. Population of 476 (OK, so now 478). 0.67 square miles of peace and quiet and good people.
As of right now we are living in the lodge (a.k.a. travel trailer) on the farm. The purchase of the house is moving into is in the final stages so its just a matter of waiting.
What are we up to?
Perry has been keeping busy mowing and general doing “guy stuff” with his side kick Wingnut.
I’ve had puppy duty! Ch. Rabbit Run Angelina had 2 pups and I’ve had the honor of watching them grow.
The farm has a visitor. Gertie (mini donkey) arrived and is currently hanging out with Trigger (mini pony). Love is in the air!
The horses. Always in need of some scritches and scratches behind the ears.
Gardening. I’m not a total fan of weeding. Planting is fun. Weeding not so much. But the harvest and afterward! THAT’S what its all about. Canning and freezing so we can enjoy some fresh veggies once winter is upon us. The farm hosts an amazing garden!
In a nutshell Perry and I are in a holding pattern waiting until we can move into the house. But we aren’t complaining. Its easy to keep busy on the farm. Not to mention the good company we get to share. Until next time…enjoy some random scenes…
Springbrook Nature Center is a place I love to go walking through. Its 127 acres virtually in the middle of a pretty developed area including industrial, commercial and the railroad. Even so it is blissfully quiet and a chunk of heaven.
In 1986 a tornado spent 16 minutes ravaging the nature center. Even today you can still see some of the destruction.
Today presented an amazing opportunity to go exploring the nature center. The snow is finally gone (for the most part) and love is in the air…as you will see
As time goes on I will share with you the photos of the passing of the seasons. Enjoy some of the wonderful sights we got to see!