Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Simple Pleasures

Nothing makes me happier than taking a peak out at the kids and seeing this!
We are lucky they get along 90% of the time.

And they truly enjoy each others company.
They are best friends!

We are fortunate to have been blessed with these little munchkins!

We have lots of greens sprouting and are waiting to hear back about the greenhouse we are interested in buying. Today we went on a field trip to check it out. After things are more definite I will post some of pictures that I took today.
The chickens have been free ranging and will do so until we start to plant the garden. Then they will be confined to their outdoor pens until fall. They are WAY to destructive in the gardens. We learned that quickly last year. We have some new additions here. In the last couple weeks we purchased 28 layers (RR reds), 40 meat birds (Cornish x rocks) and today we borrowed a boar to breed our 2 sows and we bought a barrow (castrated male pig). Tomorrow we will be getting several turkeys and Maine Man has Muscovy ducks in the near future.
WELCOME to the FUNNY FARM.
We've had LOTS of company since the weather has warmed, usually daily. MM often jokes that people think we are a side show. (I am sure our neighbors think that!) Actually we have had lots of positive feedback and people have showed much interest in our lifestyle.

It has been a great experience for us and the kids!

P.S Did I mention I want cows too?




18 comments:

LittlePeopleWealth said...

Great pictures, I'm glad I found your blog! I left an award for you at www.littlepeoplewealth.com

fullfreezer said...

What great pictures. I'm fortunate that my kids get along most of the time as well. They can also torment each other to no end but for the most part- they are able to have fun together.
What a lot of animals you are collecting. It must be fun!
Judy

Angie said...

you are so lucky, my kids are like the Hatfields and the McCoys! They drive each other crazy and me in the process!!! Nice score being able to rent a boar! I may do that next year since i kept 2 gilts and sold off the rest(including my boar) How difficult was it to add to your chicken flock? I am wanting to get more chickens, but don't want to go through the introductions phase.
I love cows! I have all mine(11) on pasture at our other farm.
Good luck with the greenhouse!

warren said...

Holy moley! Spring has sprung at your place! Our kids get along well too and that is such a wonderful thing. I'd hate to play referee all the time...when would you have time to feed all the critters?!

YD said...

Holy cow! You have lots of critters.

GreyWolf said...

There is something wrong with your kids, or maybe it was just mine!!!
We were lucky to have them get along 10% of the time....How do you do it!!!!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

cute photo's of the kids, it's great they get along so well.

Jody said...

Hi Kim, yes I am Cliff's wife. I love your blog. We are lucky with our kids being buds so far! Thank goodness. We would love to check out your farm, I think your neighbors must be happy to have the land alive and worked instead of wasting away! Nobody is nuts for wanting to feed themselves!
Good Luck, thanks for giving us a peek!
jody

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Wonderful Happy Pictures! My kids too are best friends, they have always got along all the time..truly blessed all of us! Animals are popping up all over the place there! LOL I'm so jealous that I havent gotten my big coop done for my birds to come, or the goat shed..dont worry I'll catch up!!!! LOL

Country Girl said...

LPW, THANKS. I WILL BE OVER TO VISIT YOUR BLOG. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE AWARD!

FF, MY TWO TORMENT EACH OTHER TO.
HA, COLLECTING, THEY'LL BE GOING TO FREEZER CAMP BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

ANGIE, THAT IS TOO FUNNY ABOUT YOUR KIDS. MINE WILL PROBABLY BE LIKE THAT WHEN THEY ARE OLDER. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO BORROW THE BOAR. HE IS A RIOT TO WATCH CHASING THE GIRLS. THE CHICKS ARE YOUNG SO WE HAVE NOT MIXED WITH THE OLDER BIRDS. WE HAVE FOUND IF YOU RELOCATE BOTH FLOCKS TO A NEW AREA AT THE SAME TIME THEY INTEGRATE BEST BUT THAT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE.

WARREN, I THOUGHT THEY DID. THEY ALWAYS LOOK SO HAPPY IN PICTURES.
I THINK THE CLOSER THEY ARE IN AGE THE BETTER.

YD, YES WE DO. BUT THAT MEANS LOTS OF MEAT IN THE FREEZER. :)

GW, WE ARE JUST LUCKY I GUESS, THEY ARE 23 MO APART SO THAT HELPS I THINK.

THANKS JOANNA!

JODY, THANKS! I REALLY APPRECIATE THE NICE COMMENT THAT YOU LEFT. I AM GLAD YOU SPOKE UP. WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU & YOUR FAMILY!
YOUR WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME JUST LET ME KNOW. THE BEST TIME TO COME OUT IS IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE GARDENS ARE IN BLOOM AND THE FROG PONDS ARE OPEN AND THE CRITTERS ARE ALL OUT OF THE BARN.

RACHEAL TO FUNNY. HEY YOUR THE ONE WITH ALL THE COWS AND I JUST WANT A COUPLE. I'LL NEVER CATCH UP TO YOUR HERD;)

Together We Save said...

I love the chickens they are so pretty.

Janine said...

hi Kim! It looks like you are doing almost exactally what we are doing!!! LOL It is fun and rewarding, but a lot of work... I don't think I am going to do cornish x this year... we had too many die last year and I can buy them fresh in the store cheaper than raising them... best of luck to ya on that! We love our muscovys... what are you guys going to do with yours? meat birds too or just for slug protection?

Farmchick said...

It sounds like you are doing a great job with all your animals and enjoying it too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Country Girl said...

J, They will be dual purpose. Bugs in the summer and meat for the winter.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

How in the world can siblings horse around like that without the whole thing ending in tears? That's how it went at my house ... haha

Jealous of all your animals! Can't wait to see baby piglets!

Jennifer said...

Great pictures, my brother was my best friend growing up and we were 3 1/2 years apart. The pics reminded me of us when we were that age. Sounds like you've got a lot going on around the farm these days. Oh, and cows, that's what I want, too.

Country Girl said...

SDFG, I hope this boar does his job right so that I have pictures to share!

Jen, that is great! Are you 2 close now?

Lynnie said...

I love the picture of your kids running and your daughter with the sweet little missing tooth! So young and carefree and loving living the good life! We too find ourselves taking on too many farm projects (Wait a minute, I didn't just say "too many! I meant to say "a lot of!") but it is SO worth it! Good luck getting cows! I would love to have just a couple myself!