Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Layers

Yay! First eggs from the new layers. It always seems like a long five months of waiting for the rewards from so much purchased feed and diligent care of these birds, but it is fun when the eggs start pouring in. We should start getting a dozen a day soon!

Feathered creatures and human creatures alike have been soaking up some warm, spring-like January days here on the homestead.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Winter Projects on the Farm

Miles and oodles and bunches of fencing... okay, not even a mile, but it sure feels like it. Three sides of our 10 acre plot are fully fenced thanks to some hard working guys (and gal). We still need to fence parts of the fourth side which borders the seasonal creek, and fence our garden area and hog pasture.
I like chickens. Do I need a better reason for frequently featuring fowl on my blog?

 The back fence line of our property. Such a beautiful, secluded place.
 The garden fence - t-posts laid out and ready. I am seriously stoked about having a huge garden this year! Way lot of work, but I love gardening with a passion, so it's worth it :)
 Isaac and I... mostly Isaac, that might be more accurate... put together these new nesting boxes. The chickens seem to be big fans ;)

Our Homestead

Moving day! Our hearts full of dreams and plans for our new place.
 Loving my new kitchen!
 We immediately started some new laying hens.
 The hoophouse we built for the layers.
 The boys, playing on their trampoline :)
 Gorgeous views from the living room... feeling like we can breath again on our own little piece of country :)