Wednesday, March 22, 2017

|| Sisters ||

 My sweet, sweet sister girls.

I've been working hard on cleaning up around the property, the girls of course have been the best helpers.

Helpers / feather collectors... 

Introducing our new CHICKS!!

Our 2017 layer hens have arrived!! 

This year I ordered the "grab bag" chicks, an assortment of 15 babes that didn't get scooped up in the latest round of hatchings. They're offered at a small discount, plus it gives you a chance to have a bit of everything when it comes to different breeds. 

On the downside, I have very little clue what breeds each of them are. So I spent the afternoon comparing their little fluffy bodies to pictures online. 

Hearing the little "cheep-cheep-cheeps" fill the house is just the SWEETEST thing. 

Here's to keeping predators out of the coop, and to fresh eggs next Fall.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Photo Dump

These days just have a habit of flying by!

SO STINKIN much has happened since we've chatted last...
The kids have been growing like crazy! Lincoln is walkkkingggg!!!!! He has been since about Christmas, that alone probably warranted a blog post. He hasn't stopped getting in to trouble since, he has mastered the 'wait till mommy isn't looking, and do the thing she just told me not to do'. 

But dammit if he isn't the cutest.

Just freshly into 2017 I caught a bobcat in the chicken coop. I was able to run back to the house for the shotgun and shoot it. The natural next step was to skin it and tan it right?! It now hangs proudly in Lincoln's room. 

Unfortunately, the bobcat was able to kill all my laying hens before I walked in on the action. Damn chickens had JUST started to lay eggs too. I had been tending to these birds for seven months, and all gone in a matter of a few short minutes. 

Winter has been rough on me here at the big blue barn. Snow on Snow on car has gotten stuck a handful of times on the driveway. 

These sweet girls! This was the night of Reagan's holiday recital at school.

Frosty mornings!

frosty morning

Lets end with the cutest damn boy e.v.e.r.