I am just doing a quick post today, but I hope you enjoy it. Our summer is rushing by at an alarming speed, we start school next week and I can’t believe that my baby brother is in 4th grade this year! Josh and Caitlin’s wedding is just around the corner, things have been crazy for both families lately. I am including some of my pics from around the farm. I hope you enjoy them.
Looking up the barn.
An angle on the tractor tire makes a cool picture.
Josh and Caitlin. Don’t they make a cute couple?
We didn’t realize until after Josh had us place the crates, that he was making us carry them farther to make a nice picture, Ugh:)
Samuel just came in and said that Socks is having her kittens!! She has been looking like a bowling ball lately so this should be interesting. 🙂
All for now, I’ll post again soon.
Hi y’all 🙂 Grace here!
Here are some recent pictures from around the farm. I hope you enjoy them!
I took ’em all, except the first two.
recent family photo in front of the barn
Josh and his new fiance, Caitlin! Isn’t she beautiful!?!
Sailor, our guard dog
Bos’n, Amy’s dog
Socks in a box
Farm fresh eggs, all nice and clean!
creek after rain
rocks in the bottom of the creek
tire tracks in the grass
battens on the barn
my feet 🙂
~Grace (with a little help from Amy) 🙂
I’m dreadfully sorry it has been so very long since my last post. Our life has been quite hectic these last months. But God is faithful!
I’ll give you a quick snapshot of where we’re at right now…
Our animal headcount is:
- 2 dogs – an 18 month old Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd cross guard dog and an 11 month black lab/golden retriever cross, who belongs to me 🙂
- 4 cats, one of which is quite pregnant
- 5 Rouen ducks (3 hens and 2 drakes)
- 3 Hampshire pigs, one boar and two pregnant gilts
- 41 laying hens – 22 Rhode Island Reds, 18 Black Ostrolorps, and 1 Grey Leghorn
- 1, six month old Jersey/Angus beef calf
The dogs are primarily mine and Dad’s responsibility. The ducks belong to Faith, the cats to Samuel, the red hens to Grace, and the black ones to Abigail.
The exterior of our barn is nearly done, with just a few more battens to nail up.
Our house continues to be a work in progress, but we are at least making progress 🙂
And now about the blog: I’m in my junior year of high school this year and also preparing for a mission trip this summer so am quite busy. Grace has been honing her photography and writing skills and will be taking over the posting here on the blog.
Stay tuned for some awesome photos from Grace and drop us a comment with any questions that I wasn’t able to answer here.