Saturday, October 13, 2012

The rain is here!

I will start this blog post with a warning ... by the end of this winter I will be telling you how much I HATE the rain and how I really wish the sun was here.  With that being said I am thankful that it is raining today (and started yesterday) ... it was needed.  With the rain the fire danger has finally dropped, the dust is getting knocked down, and the plants are loving it.  On the other hand I'm not sure that our chickens are thinking its great ... for our first year chicks this has really been the first rain in months and it seems that it definitely affected their laying yesterday (we only got 2 eggs from the 12 new ladies) ... hopefully they will get used to this and start producing again.

We don't seem to have many outside project going around the "farm" right now ... the hubby has been to busy working and now hunting.  I do want to get garlic planted in the next few weeks (we will see if it actually happens) so that it will be ready next summer.  Other than that we need to do a fall cleanup outside: take down all the hanging baskets that have died, clear off the porches, get fall decorations up (we made it to the pumpkin patch yesterday), and get ready for winter to be here.

Inside projects have been setting up the bunk bed in Easton's room ...which he loves and canning some lemonade concentrate.  This weekend I will be doing some baking, we will be having homemade soup for dinner, and we are also canning the tuna that got put in the freezer a couple months ago.  I hope everyone is enjoying this rainy weather and hopefully I will have photos of something for my next post.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Its been a month ... OOOPPS!

So, this last month has been really busy ... not a lot of things getting done on our little "farm", however we are starting to get ready for winter.  Fall is definitely amongst us ... even though there is NO rain in sight the cool mornings are a sure sign.  I met my mom last weekend and we made our first trip out to the pumpkin batch of the year to pick up mini hay bales for decorating our porches.  I also managed to get a cute carved/wooden pumpkin.  By the end of this coming weekend I hope to have my house decorated for Fall and Halloween ... we started last weekend, but  didn't get it finished.

I couldn't do a blog post without a few of our most recent photos.  Here is some of our flock out in the run ... with our remaining two roosters (we ended up getting rid of Copper and Echo - they were really loud and I'm not sure the neighbors appreciated it ... and truthfully some days either did I).  Charlie is the rooster in the back and Zeek is the one up front.
Oh, and my hubby was testing out his new camera and got a shot of Kia (our Lab) in her kennel ... she is definitely begging him to let her out.

SO, pretty much that is our update from here ... hopefully I will be going back to weekly posts as Fall continues and we end up staying home more.  Plus hopefully I will have some more fun things that we are doing up here ... I know I need to start looking into incubators and hatching if that is where we are headed this spring.