Friday, April 29, 2011

April On The Farm And FFF

Peter in the garden

I'd like to start my post
by saying that our hearts and prayers go
out to all those who experienced the
terrible tornadoes over the last couple of
days especially those who lost loved ones. 


April is nearly over
and I must say that this
has been the coolest and driest
spring I have ever seen here in Kansas.

Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day.
Finally!
So I grabbed my camera and took 
a few pictures around the farm.


This is our 3rd summer living in the country
and it still thrills me to see some of the
HUGE and strange farm equipment
working in the fields around 
our farm.


The farmer must have been watching the
weather as yesterday was a fairly
calm day and perfect for spraying.
Today however...is another story
with wind gusts of 45mph
predicted for this 
afternoon!


Later today I'll be planting the baskets
on my bike.


Lizzy followed me around as I took pictures.


So did Olly.


Lizzy looking for trouble.
REALLY!
You can see from the 
photo above that
she's feeling pretty frisky.
Right after I took this picture she 
and Olly started chasing each other
but they were too fast for me to get a photo.





We got some new chickens last 
Sunday.
They are Golden Laced Cochin Bantams.


They are the sweetest little chickens
and have beautiful markings and color.
Above is the little rooster
Kahlua.
Doesn't he have a cute fluffy butt! 


I've named the girls Espresso who is above
 Cappuccino and Cafe au lait.
Below is Kahlua the rooster
again.  


It's Farm Friend Friday again
so I'm joining up with my blogging
buddy Amy over at Verde Farm




I hope you'll stop by 
and visit Amy and her hubby
and check out the other FFF
bloggers who are joining in 
this week.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Maura :)

19 comments:

Dagmar said...

Hi Maura,
no spring here yet in Kelowna...and I saw the devastation in the se part of the US...how sad I am for the loss of life..what a brutal tornado season..surely summer will be kind! Your photos are lovely as usual...have a great weekend!
ox
Dagmar

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

i cannot believe you all don't have rain, come over and get all of ours! lol...your pics are lovely and kahlua and his cute butt will be fun to watch while he runs around. your tiger kitties are very cute!

Sunray Gardening said...

Some great photos, especially the cat between the fence slats. Lovely! The Bantams are too cute.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Linda said...

Yes the devastation that the tornados and rains have crossed. My heart goes out to them. Thanks for sharing your country pics.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Spring is slowly making it here...but oh-so delightful to see you enjoying the outdoors! We're hoping for a good day tomorrow...I see lots of outdoor work getting done! Enjoy your weekend, -Mary

Tiina said...

so terrible things happen around the world,so sad...Though today there's also happiness among us,been following the Royal Wedding in London from television.
Your Lizzy looks just like our Veera.Has Lizzy mentioned she has a cousin in Finland;)?
And Kahlua's fluffy butt is very charming indeed.Happy spring days to you,hope it gets warmer soon.

Missouri Gal said...

Hey Maura, Today is beautiful in central Missouri. I can't believe how fast April flew by!
I wish you and I lived closer so you could help me with my yard. It's so blah! I absolutely love your yard! That old bike is perfect and I can't wait to see how you make up the basket.
And I love your new chickens as well!
Have a wonderful weekend Maura!
Nicole :)

Country Gal said...

My heart and prayers go out to all those who lost their homes and loved ones.

Your photos are great ! Have a wonderful day !

Kimberly said...

Love it all! The rain stopped this morning and so I had to go out and take pictures, too! Your blog looks so pretty!

Cozy Little House said...

As soon as I saw that cat with its ears pricked up, I thought: uh-oh, gonna be some trouble there!
Brenda

Mecky said...

My heart goes out to the people in the SE, too.

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful! You did good to get out and get pictures then. Yes, today is horrible out there. I had to go to the county seat to get tags and I was getting cramps in my arms holding onto the steering wheel. But that is life in Kansas! I did some painting yesterday afternoon and would like to get out there and finish, but it would be useless.

What are you going to put in your bike's basket? I have a bike almost like your's. I haven't put anything into it's basket yet. I am always afraid to do too much until after May 1st. I can't wait to see what you do?
Have a good day.
Mecky

Leslie said...

everything looks so peaceful and gorgeous. I love the bicycle.
Have a great weekend

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a nice new little flock you have going. I hope to get some chickens soon. I have been waiting for almost a year and a half.

Lauren said...

What lovely photos! I love your beautiful red water pump and my kitty wishes she could prowl around outside but so close to a busy road I won't let her!

Blessings!

from my front porch... said...

Love the new chickens! Gosh, they are gorgeous :)
And the kitties are too cute-love that tail sticking straight up in the air! Such sweet*twin* kitties!!
xo, misha

edenhills said...

We've also had a very cool spring, but our April has seen a lot of rain too. Like you, I'm grateful we haven't had the severe weather. Your new chickens are just too cute! Love those fluffy butts.

Teresa

AlphAlava said...

Wow! How I love your surroundings!!!

AlphAlava said...

In recognition of your fondness of nature, you deserve to receive "Blog For Nature" Award. Congratulations.
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Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi Maura,
Love this... you live in a beautiful spot! Great photos and I love your blog...we are finally getting spring here in New England too...
Thanks for entering Farm Friend and Farmgirl Friday!
Deb

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