Guess what, we have some new animals on the farm. First came kittens, Socks had a litter of 7 kittens pictured below. Last week we got 25 meat birds. Then a few days ago we purchased 2 goats, one female and one male. They are Nigerien Dwarf crossed with Pygmy, so they are pretty small. Last night (or very early this morning) our other cat, Sally had 6 kittens (no pics yet I don’t want to scare her) so we are now up to 17 cats and kittens! And to top it all off we are expecting chicks and turkeys tomorrow or the day after!
The guys building the back porch.
Socks and her new litter of 7 kittens. L to R: Olaf, Bandit, Mittens, Toodles, Chlo, Tom and Pixie.
The grass in the back field is definitely ready for the first haying.
Putting our new goats in their pen (she is heavier than she looks).
Our new goats, Frank and Lucy (the white one is Lucy and the brown one is Frank).
Daniel in his firefighter’s dress uniform.
Socks’ new kittens. I hope you enjoyed this post, Grace.
Look what we got! *grin*
Yep! Chicks! 50 to be exact.
(We actually started with 52 but 2 died.)
48 of them are Rhode Island Reds, 1 is a Grey Leghorn, and 1 is an Ameraucana.
The Grey Leghorn belongs to Grace. She named it Star. It ‘s what you might call a traditional chick. (A bright yellow ball of fluff.)
The Ameraucana belongs to Faith and was promptly dubbed Phoebe.
Samuel had alot of fun helping to put the chicks into their home sweet home!
Here’s one more picture:
Aren’t they cute?
The entire main floor of our home came from the factory primed for painting. We painted the entire main floor Antique Buff by Valspar, (a neutral beige), with a few exceptions.
- The kitchen was painted Butter by Olympic
- One wall in Mum and Daddy’s room was painted Yacht Harbor by Behr
Also, I just wanted to extend a huge thanks to all our friends who came to help with painting. It was an enormous blessing!
Our paint! (A total of 48 gallons)
The pod hallway. The first door at the end of the hall goes into the garage, the first doorway on the right is the bathroom, the second is the laundry room, and the third (not visible in this picture), is the pantry. The door on the left will open onto the front porch. Lockers will eventually be built by Josh and Daniel onto the left-hand wall.
The hallway after paint.
The hall-bath before paint.
The hall-bath after paint (The truest color in this picture is the narrow wall beside the shower)
The laundry room prior to painting. (The washer and dryer along with an upright freezer will go on the left wall and a bank of cabinets will eventually be built on the right wall for folding clothes/sewing. Also note that the boxes stacked up are the laminate flooring for the upstairs.)
The laundry room after painting.
A little woodpecker on a hickory tree near the house.
Remember, the big move is this Saturday!!