We have flowers! At our new home, that is. Does anyone know what type of flowers these are?
My cleaning helpers. My son, the little miss and I have been spending much time together working to get our new home clean and livable.
My eldest son turned 14 this month.
This birthday, he had asked for a chocolate log cake. I followed a Yule log recipe. It turned out silly, but mostly recognizable, right? :)
Eggs, eggs, we have a lot of eggs! Here I hard boiled many dozens...
Then found that handy teen son of mine to peel them...
And then I pickled them! I fit 12- 13 eggs in each quart & canned 7 quarts.
This little baby guinea keet: "Ooh thanks for providing me with this cozy little nest! I think I'll take a nap in it. zzzzzz" (It is his food dish of course)
Chickens finding shade.
Busy-ness going on in the coop.
Remember these guys?
Just 2 months later, now they are these guys:
Here on the left is our group of Rouens (ducks that look like mallards but are bigger), in the background are the white Pekins, and on the right is a group of little Rouen ducklings we hatched out of the incubator from eggs from the adults.
Homemade pizza with extra (homemade) cheese. Plus gingersnaps for dessert.
And more good things:
It is spring! I'm surrounded by vibrant green once again and I adore it. And, my husband, who normally suffers from severe allergies all spring long, is not suffering this year! It's wonderful! We theorized that it's all the fresh, raw milk he's drinking now.
My husband and father-in-law are out at our new homestead now putting up a deer fence around our newly tilled (by Mr. 14 Year Old) garden. I'm so glad he's getting to spend time out there enjoying it. He's been working so hard with his full time software job and I always miss him when I'm out working there. It is so, so peaceful and gorgeous. I love the green countryside full of birdsong!
We have awesome neighbors!! It is entirely due to our helpful and generous neighbor that we were even made aware of that home we ended up buying, and that my husband is out there now pounding in fence posts with her fence pounder around our garden that was fertilized by her composted sheep manure! And all that's not to mention the 387 other thoughtful things she's done for us. Thanks, neighbor! :)
AND, one more really super wonderful good thing: My mom is flying in tomorrow to visit us for a week. It is an extra special visit because she had been battling cancer these past 10 months. She was too ill to visit or meet her granddaughter (littlest farm girl) until now. We are all so excited and grateful that she is well and is going to be with us for the next week! I haven't been with my mom in person for 19 months. I'm pretty giddy! I will be picking her up at the airport tomorrow. And then, since I will be in town, I'll be taking my mile long list and my mama to Home Depot. :) "Welcome to my part of the country, mom, now let's go spend 3 hours in Home Depot!" lol
Aah, good things.