Here’s some more farm pictures I thought I would share.
One of our stalls with a few of our chickens
Here are some of the eggs from the 2:00 gathering.
I bought this basket at the Goodwill for 99 cents. It works great for gathering eggs.
Here’s a closeup of our pretty eggs. I may use this as our desktop background next.
Blueberries from one of our blueberry plants.
Honey from our friend Jim. He owns 35+ beehives in this area. Sometimes my husband goes with him to the hives to learn a few things about bees. Matthew wants to buy a beehive next year with some starter bees. We are borrowing one of Jim’s beehives but it ended up getting some type of moths in it so it is of no use. Anyways, this honey is fabulous. I love slathering it on peanut butter sandwiches for the kids and on homemade bread and butter for myself. I used some recently when I made a batch of granola.
I decided to continue putting our farm pictures on this blog because it is such a part of our lives now. So, I may do away with the farm blog since all the pictures are on here anyways. About 6 weeks ago or so we got some Peking ducks. They reside up here with us near the home. We have pictures of our 14 turkeys and I’ll have to see what else I can dig up!
Here’s our White Broad Breasted turkeys. They are the commercial ones you buy in the store under “Butterball” or “Norbest”. The hens grow to 25+ lbs and the toms to 45+ lbs. Of course we will butcher them before getting too big for the freezer. We are already sold out of these too! They will be going to their homes in freezer bags come around September. We’re going to keep about 4-5 in our freezer. Homegrown turkey is just the best. So juicy and it makes the BEST gravy!
Here is some of the pasture land where the turkeys reside.
And here is the part of the barn they sleep in at night. Matthew is cleaning it out here.
Lots of room for 14 turkeys.
Onto our baby chicks in the hatchery up the hill from the barn.
Matthew is preparing feed for the hungry little scavengers.
Here they are… not too little. They are getting ready to be placed down at the barn here.
Here’s our three ducks! They sure have made a great addition to the family.
The kids enjoy feeding them bread out the back slider door each day.
Quack! Quack! Quack!
I can’t believe Elisabeth is three years old already. How quick the time has gone by.
Here she is playing with some playdough with her balloon at her side.
She’s wearing a skirt I made for her for our trip to San Diego.
Running with her balloon, having fun. She’s so pretty! Hannah, you took your shirt off again! I remember Elisabeth doing this for most of last year. We play on again off again…
Playing with their balloons. Of course little Matthew wants to play!
Hannah with her daddy and her balloon.
There she is again big three year old!
Well hi there little guy! Do you have your sister’s balloon?
Yes he did and he got it all twisted up around his little wrist.
Having fun at the kitchen table.
Getting tired and in the other room reading books.
Okay, now mommy is making some carrot cake – a recipe she got from a friend on Momys!
Yum! And look at who’s watching me. I think he deserves a taste too! You little helper you!
Just double the cream cheese frosting on it though!
Elisabeth gobbled hers all up. This is mine after a few bites. Delicious!
Here are Elisabeth’s three year, two year and one year birthday pictures:
Three years old today. Happy Birthday Sweetie!
One Year.. It’s funny, I don’t even remember her looking like this.
Oh how sad it is that the memory fades of their babyhood so quickly. : (
For some reason I really “felt” like this was another girl in me… even though I had the same yucky symptoms that I had while carrying Matthew my heart or the Lord was letting me know that this was a girl. I always pictured us having a Leah with long, dark, brown hair, the big blue eyes and a soft and somewhat quiet countenance. Only the Lord knows. I’m glad she is looking healthy and all the tests have come back looking good. I can’t wait to hold another baby girl again and it is different and funner buying or making things for girls. Time to think of making my first little quilt. What a beautiful day. Thank You for blessing us with another daughter Lord. May she adore You.