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what our farm animals have taught us

Since the weather has been so nice, we’ve been spending a lot more time at the farm.

We have a yellow lab named Lacey.  She stays and guards the farm when we’re not there.  But, when we are there, all she wants to do is fetch a stick.

I have never seen a dog more into fetching than her.  She would do it all day without even taking a water break if we let her.  She’s kinda crazy like that.  She’s even been taking the stick to Ollie, thinking he’ll throw it for her!

Ollie does love watching her go get and bring it back though.  He thinks it’s sooo funny and just laughs and laughs.

That’s what is cool about animals, they’re simple.  You give them water, food, and a little attention and they are happy!

No drama, no yelling, no trying to outdo each other.  If everything in our life made us as happy as Lacey is when she’s fetching her stick, we wouldn’t have any complaints!

It’s a good reminder to try and keep life simple.  Cherish the little things that happen everyday. Hope you have a great Wednesday! -amy


raise the roof

This weekend was very exciting!!  Not only did I have a great Mother’s Day but, we got started back on our “little house” project.  In case you don’t know, we have a farm but, right now are renting a house about 5 miles from there.  While we are waiting to start on our dream house at the farm, we decided to build a “little house”.  A very small 2-story structure attached to one of our barns, which is also Randy’s shop.

Anyway, back to the exciting part…our house now has a roof!!  Randy worked really hard this weekend climbing up and down a very tall ladder to make this happen!  Never in my life have I been so excited about a roof!  But, now, this means we can start on other things, like windows and doors, that needed to be dry and covered from the elements.  Of course, I have very little patience, I just want to be out there already! But, I am trying to celebrate all the little steps along the way.  Everyone pitched in to help.  Wesley helped moved wood out of the little house to be put on the roof before the tin went on.  Ollie was named Supervisor of the project and kept everyone on schedule!  I, of course was supervising the supervisor from putting rocks in his mouth!  Hope you had a great weekend too!!  Stay tuned for more little house updates. -amy

Our weekend

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Happy Monday to you! Hope you had a great weekend.  We were pretty busy around here.  We worked in our vegetable garden on Saturday.

The weather was just perfect and practically zero humidity!! We weeded our raised beds and planted grape tomatoes and cucumbers in the bed with the iron head and foot board for them to climb on.  In the other beds, we planted peppers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and lettuce.  Hopefully, it will be pretty again next weekend so we can till and plant our row crops!  Ollie was a good helper in the garden!  He got sooo dirty! And he may or may not have eaten a lil’ bit of dirt!  Oops!  Oh, and I also had time to add some pieces to my etsy shop ,too. I hope you see something you like! (Click on the link to get to the stuff!)-amy

It’s a girl…and a boy and a boy!


Our nanny goats finally had their babies! Maisy had twins- one boy and one girl. They look just like her- kind of a light brown color. Polly had one little boy. He’s mainly black with a little dark brown. I can’t even describe how cute they are! They were trying to walk around and kept falling over their little legs. Napoleon is acting like a proud papa and is being protective over his girls. Now I need to think of some French names for the new goats. Any suggestions?

Our farm animals





Just a few snapshots of some of our animals at the farm. Goats and chickens and dogs. Oh my!

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