Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I haven't been blogging much lately...not a single post in over a month.  I am struggling with it.  Blogging used to be fun for me, but for the past while it has felt like a chore. I love looking back and reading my blog to see what we were up to (as a sort of diary), but I won't have anything to read if I don't start blogging again!  

Here are a few random pictures of what we've been doing these past weeks.

Kylee set up her easel and paint stuff on the deck (months ago, when it was warmer out).  

Chris came to visit and Elmer stared at him in adoration.

 Buford found a very comfy spot on top of all of the pillows.
Isaac (2nd cousin) came to spend the night and the kids took turns reading to him.  

Elmer went outside to potty and completely missed the deer nearby.

But then he saw it and the deer ran away.
The goats got some stumps in their pen.  Goats love stumps.

Elmer was playing outside and broke his dew claw.  I had to clip it off and wrap it because it was very tender.  He's fine now.  

I farm sat for a friend and the kids learned how to halter and lead a pony.

I'm not sure why I took a picture of the sheep and the wheelbarrow, but here it is. 

My Golden Laced Cochin rooster, below. 

We had a nice, 60 degree day, so the bunnies got turns running around in an exercise pen outside. 

Then I clipped their nails and brushed them, and ended up with all of the hair on me.

We went through a mud season.  It rained every day for 10 days.  After that, it rained some more.  Luckily it isn't muddy any longer.  I was getting so sick of it, and I know the animals were too.
I weaned a litter of 10 rabbits from a first time mother.  She did a fabulous job raising them.  

Elmer has some odd sleeping positions.

I ordered coats for the dogs.  Buford's fits him great, and he seems to like it.
Elmer's was WAY too big on him, but it fits Ida perfectly!  The poor goats haven't grown a decent winter coat, since winter has been relatively warm so far. These nights in the low teens are hard on them, so they're in the barn for a little while until the temps are a little warmer.

We're potentially getting snow this weekend!  If so, I'll post pictures.


Becky said...

Wow! A lot of great pictures! I love Buford's coat and Elmer's looks perfect on Ida :) The kids are getting so big. Handsome rooster! I'm crossing my fingers for Lots of snow this weekend!!

Kim said...

Glad you are doing good Katiegirl. I've been in a blog slump too. take care!

Momma/Deb said...

I love how your farm is growing more and more professional looking! It does take time to get all the helpful storage and home options built. Love it hon. I love how the feathers on your rooster are bordered. Very nice hon! Love you, Momma

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