Friday, December 1, 2017

December First at Big Blue Barn

Happy December 1st! 

Let’s pretend I haven’t had my tree up for a solid month already...
But for the rest of society, it’s officially time to deck your halls...and barn. 

Blue barn farm



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Etsy Update

My Little Deers on Etsy

I've been keeping really busy with my Etsy shop lately and am just starting to gear up for the holiday season.

& This custom Christmas Quilt was the perfect kick off!

Click here to see what's new!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lincoln Snapshots

Since the girls have recently been in the blog spotlight, I figured I would throw these pictures of Lincoln at you, with his post nap hair and all :) 

I'll have to admit, when I was younger and dreamed about raising babies, barefoot in the garden popping tomatoes in their little mouths straight from the vine, was exactly what I hoped it would look like. 

& I'm including this post shower mohawk just because it's too damn cute not to!


Monday, September 25, 2017

A Clean House Deserves a Few Snaps...

...that's all...

Sister Pics

A few weeks back when I took Reagan's Kindergarten pics I had Carter jump in for a few, more like she insisted via tantrum, but you get the message.

I meant to post them sooner but of course, time slips away...

big blue barn

My little blonde beauty has enough personality for all three kids combined...

She definitely knows how to make us smile as well as want to pull out all our hair...sometimes simultaneously.

A BIG fluffy chicken post

We all know my poor chickens didn't make it through last Winter. So starting March I had a fresh batch of laying hens. 

I ordered 15 assorted breed hens, one of which turned out to be a rooster.

And due to normal loss and a few incidents with Rosie, I am down to 11 laying hens and good ole Mr Rooster.

I started getting eggs about a month ago, cue my happy dance! And now get between 6-9 eggs a day.

I'm hoping we can keep Mr Roo around and have Spring chicks next year! sure would beat ordering them and paying out the years in shipping costs. 

I also currently have meat birds that will be ready for butcher in another month or so. I lost a handful of them as well, unfortunately. But it will be nice to get them in the freezer for the Winter, and start again next Spring.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A BIG leafy garden post

I had big garden plans for this year! I wanted a huge garden with rows and rows of vegetables that I could freeze and can and preserve for the year. 

My dreams half way came true...


It started with picking out a place to start the garden, I wanted it close to the open top well so that I could do some sort of drip line watering system....

The watering system turned out to be me schlepping around hoses all Summer. Hopefully next year I can arrange and implement a drip line system utilizing the open top well.

I fenced off a good size plot, using material that I had here on the property. 


Then I spent the next couple months rototilling...I think I tilled up the area a total of 4 or 5 times over the Spring. And I'll probably do it a couple more times this Fall.

I started lots of seeds indoors, most of which didn't make it out in the garden.

What did make it was:

Pumpkins....a plenty...

fall decor

porch decor

Spaghetti squash

Gypsy peppers

Jalapeno peppers

Big red tomatoes

little red tomatoes

Big yellow tomatoes

little yellow tomatoes

Zucchini...and zucchini and ...zucchini...



Along with our faithful raspberry bushes, handful by handful...

I had a great time in the garden this year, lots of veggies consumed and weeds pulled. I am ready to put it to bed for the season, but am excited for next year!