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!
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!
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…
Not too long ago I turned 50. It didn’t scare me or depress me. It actually energized me and got me off my butt! I work with amazing group of people. I say this not only for the unbelievable professional support but for the personal as well! One of my c0-workers is now my Health Coach. She is not pushy, something I shy away from. She leads by example and is uplifting. Makes waking up each morning exciting because I know I am making positive changes in my life. To date I have lost 12 pounds!
Last weekend I didn’t do our traditional new recipe because Perry and I were at a food prep party.
This makes it so much easier to face the week ahead and not to have to worry about measuring and weighing….yesterday our little group met up at Healthy Vibe where Amy (our Health Coach) ran our numbers and helped us refine and understand out dietary needs. We also had the most DELICIOUS health shakes! I had a Carmel Mocha Latte and Perry had White Chocolate Reeses. Totally amazing!
I also love the fact that we can be transparent and accepting of not only our steps forward but also those trips along the way.
Last night I made a Quinoa Lentil Chicken dish. I was a little nervous about Perry’s reaction. He is a die hard meat and potatoes guy. Know what? He liked it! No worries! The recipe will be coming soon,
Its an amazing day…a bit on the cool side. OK, so maybe -23 degrees at 1:00pm isn’t considered balmy, but I’m in the house and it is sunny so easy enough to fool one into believing it is a near spring-like day The dogs are a little more in tune with reality.
Today is the first race of the NASCAR season! The All American Race Daytona 500! Love watching the race! Go Junior!! Perfect time for me to sit and watch the race and work on my latest crochet project. This is my version of the Tri-Color Afghan for the upcoming Spring Into Summer for BBR fundraising event. Dog hair included.
Joey was pretty fascinated with the race. He had never really seen one and loved spending time with Papa watching it.
As tradition dictates it is also the day to try new recipes. Today its homemade Chicken and Noodles. I will throw out the recipe in a bit once its done. I’m inspired by a number of people when I cook: Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) is one of them. The dinner I am making today is a version of her recipe for Homemade Chicken and Noodles. You have got to browse her recipes. I love her down-home style cooking, her writing style and her Basset Hound Charlie! Anyway, the finished product was delicious!!