I thought you might enjoy a little walk around
the farm with me.
February isn't the best month for taking
photo's but I figured what the heck.
Above are a few of my 'girls' doing
chores in the veggie garden.
They are doing a fantastic job of scratching
pecking and eating lots of weed seeds.
Along with fertilizing ;)
Hopefully I'll have a WHOLE lot less weeds
Above is one of the doors on our
chicken coop/garden shed.
This year the plan is to paint some
of our farm buildings.
As much as I like the old chippy look
it doesn't help preserve the wood
and we have to be practical.
The garden shed/chicken coop will
be painted it's original white with
barn red trim.
Above is a photo of what my hubby
refers to as our 'hog shed'.
He has no idea why he calls it that but
we think it was one of the original buildings
on the farm built after the chicken coop
We don't use this building and we're not
sure if we ever will.
We could tear it down and save some
money on taxes but it seems a shame
to tear it down plus it blocks
the snow and wind from the north.
This old ladder was found right here against
the old elm tree.
There was the base of what looked like
an old tree house further up
when we first moved here
but part of it has fallen down.
I can imagine kids playing up there
having a ball
back in the old days.
Lots of laughter and fun.
I wonder if they had a tire swing?
Above is the view the kids would have had to the north east.
Here's one of our old plum trees.
They've seen better days.
This old corn seeder was left on the farm.
I can almost picture it being pulled by an
old work horse.
In the background is our porch swing
waiting for spring.
The lilacs are starting to bud out.
Hopefully they don't get any larger
as we didn't get many blooms last year
because of a late frost.
Winter isn't over yet.
The mailbox will soon be sporting it's
spring cover with Blue Birds and
will be surrounded with orange Day Lilies.
Rosey our old mare came out to say Hi.
Shep our Akbash following me around the farm.
Hubby moving our last round bale over
to the horses.
See the dirt in the foreground?
That is where our 280'X40' long building
was. We sold it and it was taken down and
hauled off last year. Hopefully we will get some
grass seed to sprout on there so we can use
it as pasture one day.
One of the cows that surround us.
Not sure if this one has had her calf yet.
Rosemary...can you smell it?
We have Black Australorp hens and one rooster
the hen to the left is one of them. The yellow hen
is a Buff Orpington.
The hen in the middle is
and she is a mix between the two breeds and
one of the 4 chicks that hatched late
The Girls on the compost heap along with Lizzy
one of the barn cats.
Since this photo was taken the pile has been
This is 'gold' for the garden!
Last but not least is
He's seen better days but this year
he'll get a make over.
Those were my best overalls!
I hope you enjoyed your stroll around
the farm with me...and the dogs.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!