Sunday, March 25, 2007

Back Road Home

If you look in the sidebar you'll see I added a link to a really great website: Back Road Home .

I stumbled across it one day a couple of weeks ago. It's packed full of useful information for anyone who's renovating an old farmhouse, planning the layout of their farm and property, or decorating in a period style. I still haven't looked at everything on there but already have a better idea of how to position any outbuildings we decide to build. So take a few minutes to go check it out.

I did go looking for another place to blog but can't really decide what to do. I saw that blogger had been having some problems that they say will be fixed so I'm going to stick it out here a while longer.

The weekend was a busy one. With the lovely warm weather that came in I set about catching up on a lot of neglected chores like trimming goat hooves. Ken changed the oil and filters in both trucks, took Joshua to his shooting club, washed the trucks and a million other things.

Josh and I rounded up the ducks and put them in a pen to give the frogspawn in the pond time to develope and grow into little frogs. The ducks were gobbling up everything in sight!

After all that cold and ice it feels good to have accomplished a few things.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Building a Rustic Fence and Arbor

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This is what's been keeping me busy all week.
I started weeding the borders for this year's kitchen garden. No sooner had I started than the chickens and the ducks showed up to help! No point planting anything as long as they can come and scratch up the seeds and eat them. So, I set about building a fence. It was only when I got this far that it dawned on me to take pictures and blog about it. I mean someone out there might want a rustic fence and not know where to start. So here are some step by step instructions because if I can do it anyone can!
Oh dear. I posted instructions and now this morning I find all the pictures have red Xes again!!! I think I'm going to find some other place to host a blog and ditch Blogger. It's been taking forever to publish anything and I'm really tired of it.
I'm going to go feed the cow and then come back and look at other options!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Best Horse in the World!

Isn't shady lovely?

She was waiting very patiently for her supper. I love her to bits.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wild Turkeys

When I was washing breakfast dishes yesterday I noticed this huge flock of wild turkeys in the little hillside pasture by the stream. I grabbed the camera and crept down the side of the stream trying to stay out of sight. They have a way of melting into nothingness at the first sign of a human.
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As soon as they saw me they were off up the mountain. I'm surprised they let me get this close.
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