Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chickens In The Barnyard

Friday is a special day.
It is 
over at Amy's at
Verde Farm.

This is Amy's first Linky Party for all of us
FARM Bloggers!

So I hope you will pop on over to visit
Amy and her hubby Richie in
West Virginia.

If you haven't been to visit her before I hope
you'll check out all her adorable
critters and take a look around
their beautiful farm.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy
a few pictures taken around our farm.
Some of these you have seen before

A lot has changed since these pictures
were taken. Fences have gone up,
buildings have been sold and taken down,
picket fences are going up, and
unfortunately our old
barn we were looking
forward to restoring burned down
last July. 

These photo's bring back happy memories.
I hope one day we will have another barn.

In the meantime when we get the time
(once the bee colony is re-located)
we will start renovations
to our old corn crib.

You never get bored on a farm.

Do you have a project you'd like to finish this year?

Enjoy your weekend!
Maura :)


Catherine said...

Hello Maura,
Nice to see the outside and the animals.Hope you'll have new chicks this year, they are so cute.There are so many things to do in the garden pretty soon! i work inside and hurry, because soon i will have to work outside.My day is begining an work waiting for me!good evening Catherine

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Hi Maura, Thank you for the visit! I popped back over to your blog. Love the pictures. I grew up on a farm, your pictures brought back wonderful memories. I am now one of your newest followers.
Take care,

Country Gal said...

Wonderful post and photos love your farm, wish I still lived on the farm I miss it. Our project for this year is building a large work shop shed for hubby best known on our blog as Papa ! He enjoys wood working. I cant wait for it to be built ! I pop over to Verda farms and check it out ! Have a great day !

Sherri said...

Happy Friday Maura! Thanks for the tour of the farm-I love your Farm!! The chickens are great!! Have fun redoing all those buildings! No projects this year as we are renting. We are hoping to rent a new house with a purchase option around 5/1-keep your fingers crossed!!

Wildflower Cabin said...

Great photos! I enjoyed the tour! :o)

Jennifer said...

Love all your farm pictures :)

Red Gate Farm said...

I don't think anyone that owns a farm or a large piece of property ever has time to be bored!


PS, that first picture is worthy of a frame! I love that one!

Pondside said...

Great photos - and so nice to be reminded of the warm weather.
I'm sure you'll get your barn one day, Maura! Up here, I'd like to paint all the sheds the same colour as the house. Maybe this summer.....

Amy Lagerquist said...

We have projects we hope to start AND finish this year! The list seems a little endless (and probably not 100% achievable), but a girl can dream: water and electricity out to the barn; resite the chickens and veggie gardens closer to the house; build cover for the tractor and implements; paint the barn; re-landscape the front yard and plan for the back; chip away at pasture renovation... oy.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful post and beautiful photos. This looks my kind of place! I grew up on a farm and don't actually farm now altho we live on 6 acres at the edge of town. I miss the peaceful countryside and I always loved hearing chickens, they sound so happy! Have a good day!

Farm Girl said...

Thanks for coming by for a visit. I love the name of your blog and your farm is beautiful. I would have liked to have a whole flock of Buffs but it gets so hot here in the summer, it is hard on them. I think it would be nice to live on a place that looks like yours. I am in the middle of suburbia. The town grew out to us. I will just look at your pictures and enjoy real farm life. I love that picture of the field of sunflowers. That is just beautiful.
Thanks for coming by,

Beverly said...

Hi Maura, pleased to make your acquaintance. I love your place...will make you a favorite so I can come back often!!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Dear Maura,

I don't know how I ended up here, but I'm glad I did. I'm a farm girl at heart stuck in the city for half of each year. The other half I'm on an island in Maine, no farm, but heaven nonetheless.

So sorry your barn burned down!! Tragic.

Good luck with all your projects.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Linda said...

Love the photos...thanks for sharing them. I am looking forward to seeing all the green again.

Donna said...

I enjoyed your farm pictures! Reminds me of when I was growing up and visiting my grandparent's farm.


John Gray said...

I would kill for your outbuildings. so so beautiful

Zev said...

Oh, summer pictures are just what I need right now in the middle of our deep freeze. :)

Missouri Gal said...

Hey Maura, I tore the loft bathroom out over a year ago (maybe 2 yrs) and STILL haven't finished it. I guess I better hire it done.
Have a great weekend! Nicole

~ Janis said...

You are so lucky to have a corn crib to rehab!
Perhaps a sky light, hot tub, cozy wood stove?
I am buried up to my neck in snow here in Vermont, so I am thinking of all the things I am presently dreaming of. Come meet my herd when you have a moment.

Robin said...

I dream of one day owning a few chickens and donkeys of my own so this post makes me smile - - big time! I'll go check out the party and maybe catch a few more smiles!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I loved looking at your wonderful farm pictures. It is a lot of work but looks like a lot of fun too.

Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura, perfect post for FF Friday! I agree with Chris, that first photo needs to be framed, it’s beautiful. I also love the one of the barn and all the chickens in the yard-that is great. I am so sorry about the barn. I know that is a heart break. The corn crib is wonderful and I know one day you will have your barn again.
Hugs, Mini Me

Ornaments by Pink said...

Hi Maura, sorry about that old barn! I just love seeing pictures of your chickens and ducks! This year I AM going to finish at least 2 of the 4 quilts I have almost done. I hope!

Beatnheart said...

Love your farm sweet girl. whopppeee...lookit all the comments your gettin...Your Popular!! Yay for you...have a wondergful weekend.

Rural Rambler said...

Maura love your green summery farm pictures this cold snowy morning in MissouREE. Just what I need this morning to make me smile.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Maura,

I'd LOVE to live on a farm. I probably have a very romantic notion of what it would be like but I'd love to find out! I'm DEFINITELY your new follower!!

I'm so sorry about your barn. Grrr to barns burning down. But lucky you for ever having had a barn in the first place! I wish I'd had a barn to burn down!!!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Maura,

I'd LOVE to live on a farm. I probably have a very romantic notion of what it would be like but I'd love to find out! I'm DEFINITELY your new follower!!

I'm so sorry about your barn. Grrr to barns burning down. But lucky you for ever having had a barn in the first place! I wish I'd had a barn to burn down!!!


Beatnheart said...

Hi Maura, In answer to your question. Aperture is a photohop like thingy (tool? program?) I got a free download of it ( similar to Elements??) I am finding it pretty tricky thus the hours and hours doing it....whew. Picnik is fun...have your tried that...basic is free...its pretty easy..upgrade is $25 a year but I know I’m going for that soon...I love messin with the pics. Your photos are so great Maura...seriously...and you would love picnik( like you need more things to do right?) happy Saturday...c

Anonymous said...

Maura.....I pop over from Verde Farms and saw your very nice post where you visited, love your blog....I will now be a follower! I wanted to share with husband is getting ready to completely redo his shop as an old 30's/40s shop/gas station....but if your husband hasn't heard of this guy out of Cal. have him look him up..... Kiwi Kev, you can just google him and it will bring up his site, he has an unbelievable shop!

Rural Revival said...

Ha!! Too many to count. I think we're thick as thieves when it comes to that! : )

I still find it difficult to believe that beautiful old barn is gone, I can't imagine how difficult it is for you, I'm sure you miss it's presence greatly.

Hugs ~Andrea~

Julie said...

I will check out her blog! We are finishing our basement and then we will begin on a fence when it decides to stop snowing!


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