Thursday, February 26, 2009

A whirlwind of sorts!

Let's see.

Since my last post an unreal amount of stuff has happened. Is anyone else's life on fast forward???

The Lord is doing some deep things within my heart, our family, and farm. Its been hard for me to just sit down and update on the happenings of life when my life is being restored and renewed in so many wonderful ways (He is not quite done with me yet), but my choice was to either sit down and update or let you continue to think I was abducted- because, you know you thought that.

I celebrated my 28th birthday.

We've had some baby calves.

Construction has started on our new addition to our house. There will be two rooms with closets when its all said and done. We are super excited about this and will have so much room when Ruthie gets here!

We've had 3 litters of piglets- and then lost an ENTIRE litter due to ONE narcoleptic pig. Needless to say, she is a goner and will be no longer residing with us on the farm!

We received another shipment in of baby broiler chicks- 250 of them!

Construction is underway on the farm store. We are adding a commercial kitchen, a bathroom (for all of the visitors), and jazzing it up a bit.

Our large flock of layers are out in the big pasture as opposed to the little one by our house. They are loving every minute of it too! Do you see this large coop with banner? We get more questions asked and this draws more attention to anything else that we have on the farm. People are fascinated seeing this many chickens on pasture. Everyone wants to know if they go back in their houses at night. And the answer to that is yes!

The farm is really doing well! We've seen God's provision in major ways and we are humbled by Him choosing to bless us in this way. We are excited to see what this Spring and Summer holds as things start picking up around here.

We are attempting our hand at the square-foot gardening method. Last year was ridiculous competing with the weeds. And our soil is not great to say the least. So we are starting from scratch and bringing in our own soil and compost in raised beds. If you are new to gardening or have even been gardening for a while but want to try something new, square-foot gardening is for you!

My girls are still as cute as ever!

Breakfast Beauty

Kaylyn literally hopped out of the buggy and said,"Mommy, take a picture of me!" And then she posed as any good poser would do.

I need to get caught up on some posts about my enormous growing belly, our class project that is due this week (YIKES!), and lots of other stuff.


homemoma said...

happy birthday to you!

Rachel said...

I'm glad you guys are doing well! I love seeing pictures of your place, it looks like you have been quite busy. I hope your garden does well this year!

Brandi Tejeda said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you have been super busy! I so love hearing all of your farm stories, and I love hearing how successful it is even more!! I will admit, Im a tad jealous of your expanding house! As my belly expands, I realize more and more just how small our house is! haha!! See you soon I hope!

The Montalbos said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear about your belly!

As always, I love hearing about your farm. I need to come visit it next time I'm in town!

QuiltedSimple said...

Wow you've been busy! I was beginning to wonder.....glad to hear all is going well - and I need belly pics! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

The girls are beautiful as ever!!
I cannot believe Laney Rae sat still long enough to take the picture- soon she will be like big sis -posing!!

Sarah Shalley said...

I love hearing how great things are going. Tell your husband how much I miss his blog and his funny perspective of farm happenings. Really, I do. Happy Birthday. I love you all. Hope that I can come over soon. Can I invite myself over during spring break?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy!

mandi said...

oh man! it's good to see you back! can't wait to see the class project finished up.

thanks for hanging out yesterday : )

cally said...

I totally want to live on a farm. I found your blog from Mandi's.

We have two acres we could build a barn on, and keep chickens in it, but that's about it. Maybe a goat.

What do you do with a goat?

Your pictures are beautiful.

Bar M U said...

I found your blog via a link on the beg farmer's wife blog. I have similar ambitions (good to find friends) and it's great to read about your farm. Your photos are incredible! I'm at

texasmcvays said...

You know that is the biggest question we get about our chickens. Do they put themselves up at night? I never thought about it until I read it on your blog do these people think I chase the 30 some chickens around the yard? I always get to use that old saying "Your chickens come home to roost" You really start to understand these sayings living on the land. Congrats on your success.