Saturday, April 16, 2016

My day so far...

You know the saying about, snakes, snails and puppy dog tails? Well that is a close description of my morning. 

New tom-cats have been sighted -- hungry for attention and food. 

I went to the basement/cellar to find something and found a baby snake. The chickens were grateful and I was grateful for the chickens. 

A toad was hanging out by the garden hose. The same kind we had at our farm in Illinois.

The sunrise this morning was so worth getting an hour less sleep to start my day.  

How was your morning?

Sending love and critter kisses from the farm, 

oxoxo xoxoxoxox 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

spring is coming

the fields are covered and so mesmerizing
Finally, we have had a change in the weather, no longer bundled under blankets at night, we sleep with windows and screen doors open.  The house continues to show progress which helps with the sense "never-ending" work we often face.

such a pretty face
More rooms are being painted upstairs, which means soon we will be working on the wood floors. Travis has confirmed that the wood throughout the house is fir, it is durable, but still needs love to fully restore the wood after 100 years of use. We plan to rent a sander and then coat the floors with a polyurethane so that the richness of the wood comes through.

dear hubby with the goats
It's funny to me how much my dear hubby and I are on the same page with the house. We always wanted a place with space, wood floors, character, and durability.  Our home fills all those hopes and then some.

Arliss has asked that we paint his walls white in his room so that he can sketch on them. We like the idea and plan paint them all white. I look forward to seeing what he sketches on them.

Travis has been working on his room, painting when he gets "bored" with the other work in the house. He will have only a year in the room before he goes off to college and I know he is preparing for a place of his own after our nomadic experience these past two years.

The lilacs are starting to bloom and the violets too. The fields around us are covered with purple flowers, it is such a pretty sight. The goats are busy eating all the dandelions so I am hoping to see fewer of them during the summer.

who knew that "brown eggs" could be so pretty
Stinky Pete (the calico barn kitten from last summer) and Grey Girl, the two female cats, are due with kittens in about 4 weeks and continue to grow wider every day.  We have over 3 dozen eggs in the incubator and I hope to have the first chicks around May 1st.

Everyday is a blessing at Lucky 17 Farms and I am so grateful to my menfolk for their company on this journey.

Sending love and sweet kisses from the farm,