Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Holy Blooming Dogwoods

We have about a billion dogwood trees on our property and they are starting to bloom right now, it is really nice. I thought I would share.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

At least I'm not a pansy.

My latest project has been working on putting in the garden. I am going to make a pretty big one that will produce enough vegetables that I can freeze and can to sustain us for most of the year. It will be next year before it will be completely ready and I will be able to do everything I want. There was not a garden here when we moved in so I am making it from raw ground and it is taking some time because I am trying a new type of gardening. This year I will just have a few plants because I am still working on getting it set up and improving the soil. I will post some pictures soon when I get more of it done and I will explain my new type of gardening I am trying. For now I thought I would put up a picture of me with my tiller.

Also, Molly and Dylan had this thing on their blog. You can go to a website and answer some questions and it will tell you what kind of flower you are. I thought it fit in with the gardening theme, so here is mine. At least I'm not a pansy.

I am a

"You have a shy personality. You tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people. But once people get to know you, you open up and show the world what you are really all about."

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I Love Fire and Squirrels

This past week I got to work on a little project that I have really been looking forward to completing. It wasn't a project that was vital to the farm but more for our enjoyment and the enjoyment of people who come to visit us. The project was to build a fire pit. We got to try it out for the first time last night. We roasted hotdogs and made smores, it was a lot of fun. The best part was just sitting watching the fire on a cool night. We hope some of you can come by and give it a test drive sometime, I think you will really enjoy it.

On a side note, we have tons of squirrels out here in the country. One of them perches itself on a fencepost that you can see out the back window. I finally got some good pictures of it the other day so I thought I would post them. So, here you go.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New Nephew

The extended family is growing. Margo's brother and sister-in-law had their baby today. His name is Cooper Harland Daniel (I may just call him mini), he came out the size of a 4 year old (9lbs 5oz and 22inches long(some men are longer than others)). Megan (the mom) is doing good and Mini is doing pretty good, he came out a little too fast so that caused some problems but nothing major. This brings us up to 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I am Mary Francis if you please, I am Mary Francis if you don't please

We have another new addition to the pet collection. We have a new cat. One of our other cats ran off with its lover and so we were down to just one cat (Spot). Spot has been our most loyal cat, two others have gone but she is still here and she was one of the original cats we got. Back to the new one. A friend at work gave her to us. She was an inside/outside cat at their house and was not working out for them so she asked if we could take her on the farm where she would just be an outside cat. Her name is Mary Francis and she is a Siamese and she is kind of old. She is awesome looking though. Hopefully she will stay around because she will be a nice addition to the farm.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Meet Jake

Our collection of animals got a little bigger today. I have been wanting to get another dog, one that is more aggressive and protective. I like our current dog Macy just fine but she is pretty much worthless as a farm dog. She does not bark when people drive up or other dogs come around. She roams over to the neighbors houses. She is just too friendly. I happened to see an add in the Star Shopper this past week for a free 1 year old dog, and it was the exact breed that I have been wanting. The owner was getting rid of it because they weren't home enough to give it the kind of attention it needs and it needed more room to run and play which we have plenty of. The new dog is a red Australian Cattle Dog (aka red heeler) and his name is Jake. He definitely is going to be more protective because he is already barking at stuff, the only bad thing is he is not used to us being his master (I love calling myself the master, if only Margo would call me that) so he barks at us. But I think he will be great once he gets used to us and the new place as long as Macy does not lead him to the dark side. Here are some pics.