Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 A Year In Review


2010

It was a good year with lots of changes around the farm.


 
January
Saw lots of snow...at least for us here in Kansas and a visit from a big fat racoon that took up residence in our barn.



February
We discovered live bees in the walls of our corncrib.
Olly and Lizzy came to live with us.
More snow and ice and trips to Amish country.
I replaced the doors under the kitchen sink with curtains.
We had a trip to Kansas City.



March
Put power out to the chicken coop and garden shed
The neighbors put cows in the fields around us.
Things were starting to grow.
We brought Spring the chick home with us.
It snowed the first day of spring.
The chicks arrived in the mail.
The friut trees were starting to bud.



April
We brought home Priscilla and Percy our little African goslings.
Breaking ground for the new vegetable garden.
The fruit trees were in full blossom.
We were in Lilac heaven...the scent was all around us!
We discover writing from 1934 in our old grain bin from a fellow who signed his name and mentioned that it was 108 in the shade that day.
New strawberry plants (75) are in the garden in planted.
Chicks move into their new home.



May
I put in the new rock boarder.
Lots of rain and storms.
Goslings are loving the 'pond'.
Planted the flower pots.
Fruit is looking good on the trees.
Find 3 puppies left on the side of the road.
Roses in full bloom.
Young chickens finally move to the 'big house'.



June
We sell the boat.
Road trip to the Gypsum Hills and Greensburg Kansas where a tornado destroyed over 90% of the town in 2009.
Got our first egg from young hen.
Flooding and a trip to Buhler.
We get our new Dixie Chopper.



July
Rains and flooding 4th of July weekend.
Discover fields of sunflowers near Hesston.
First of the garden produce.
I go on a photo shoot ...barns and Victorian house in town.
Barn catches fire but is saved.
Barn burns to ground 2 days later.



August
Our trip to Canada to see my kids and grandkids!
Yoder Heritage Days...Amish country.



September
Dig trenches for water line.
Kansas State Fair.
Flea Market find; Oak Dresser!
Shep finds possum in yard in the night.
Dust storm.
Another trip to Kansas City and pictures of old school house.



October
Pumpkins ready in the garden.
Blog about my office/craft room.
Enjoying fall.
New wood stove.
I win a give-away from my friend Susan at
Fall decorating inside and out.
Picket fence starts going up.





November
Flea Market finds me a bike!
Still picking beautiful tomatoes and drying herbs.
Canned some tomatoes.
I get photo's of Donna's garden.
Bee's and honey in corn crib.
Big building starts coming down.
New Lopi wood stove goes in.
Photo shoot of The Old Hardware Store
Trip to Amish country...spot a bald eagle.
Christmas Tree goes up.
Thanksgiving!



December
Christmas decorating.
Cookie baking.
More decorating!
Trip to the Antique Mall
Christmas.
Saying GOOD BYE to 2010

I hope 2010 has been a good year for you.

What were the highlights of your year?

Maura :)




17 comments:

Red Gate Farm said...

Maura,

What a fantastic year you had! I thought we'd finished a lot of projects but your year makes me feel a bit lazy ;)

Happy New Year!
Chris

from my front porch... said...

One of my blogging highlights was meeting you, Maura! I adore your blog. It makes me happy :)
Happy New Year to you and Keith!!
xo, misha

Catherine said...

The most important of the year was your arrival on blogland withus my friend! Waiting to see the little farm transformations during this new year!Happy New Year! Catherine

Pondside said...

What a full year, Maura! I hope 2011 is full of good experience, good times and growth of your pretty farm!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

I discovered blogs & blog friends in 2010 & it has been so much fun! I'm hoping to retire in 2011 & begin my new career as a grandma & a crafter...can't wait!
Thanks for your wonderful blog! It helps me when I start to miss my midwestern roots!
My best to you & all your farm buddies!
♥'s
Sherry

The Bear's Blog said...

Happy New Year. It was a 2010 Blessing that I met you. Can't wait to continue our friendship in 2011.

Hugs,
All of Us

Rural Rambler said...

Happy New Year Maura to you and yours at Lilac Lane Cottage! Enjoyed your review and pictures for 2010. May all good and wonderful things come your country way for 2011!

Finding Pam said...

You have had a very busy year. I adore all of your photo montage.

I look forward to seeing what you will be up to in the new year.

May it be filled with the promise of good things to come.

Robin said...

Your photos are beautiful! I just love this time of year as we look back to the past year and smile over the memories made!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Maura I love the new look of the blog! What a great idea to put out a monthly overview. It's exhausting to look back over the past year isn't it? I think getting to understand, and therefore, able to better to care for my coop of girls is one big highlight of 2010 for me. Looking back, I was so naive thinking I could bring 2 flocks together, not knowing much about chickens, and think that it would all go well. Oh how I've learned!!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!
Staci

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Mine was getting my camper and learning my daughter is moving back to Missouri! Sounds like 2010 was a pretty good year for you. I loved your Canada photos so much! I hope to get up there some day!
Happy New Year Maura! Nicole :)

Dena said...

I think I will follow your great idea of jotting down the highlights of each month. Lots of memories captured in one little sentence. It is so much fun following your blog. Living in KS and knowing just what you are talking about when you mention your going ons. Have a safe and blessed new year, happy blogging.

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy New Year, Maura! Your pictures are all gorgeous and should make everyone want to come and visit Kansas!

Verde Farm said...

Maura, what a great post. You had a beautiful year for sure. I love that picture of the girl’s feet in Canada--it’s wonderful. I really enjoyed your trip back through 2010. So happy I met you this year and have found a dear, dear friend :)

Beatnheart said...

Paid my first trip to Lilac Lane Cottage...Hey Maura, wishing you and yours all the very best in 2011. Let’s stay close...may every joy and blessing come to you.. You deserve it all.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

so happy to have met you happy new year Maura!

Tracey said...

WWhat a beautiful life! So glad to find you!

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