February 16, 2013

FARM-HOUSE

WE JUST HAD SNOW A FEW DAYS AGO...
this picture is from last spring....
one can dream....of pretty blooms.
Farmhouse days are filled with lots of chores,
feeding animals...they are like children, they have to be fed and don't want to skip meals.
We are continually buying feed, and feeding!
We gather eggs each day...and yes this is the real color.  Different breeds of chickens lay different colored eggs.
 We are continually getting baby chicks to raise...they are so cute and so soft.
Then once they are raised, they are added to the chicken pen where the real work begins. They eat continually and lay an egg a day, and they don't need a rooster to lay an egg.
But they need the rooster if you want the eggs to be fertilized and have baby chicks.
Roosters are usually aggressive and a bit territorial.
He got on my front porch, but I left him there because he pecks, and attacks, and I let my hubby catch him!
We have 4 milk cows...fresh milk and fresh cream.
We put our milk in an ice tea glass jar with the little spicket at the bottom of the jar.
The cream rises to the top and the thinner milk is at the bottom of the jar. This is what we use on cereal, etc.
Our sheep below who will be lambing soon.
This is the front of our property in front of our farmhouse.
Notice the drip tape?
We plant here during the spring...they are fertilizing the ground beforehand for us.

CAN'T WAIT TO PLANT...
CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING...

Blessings,
Debbie

4 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Debbie, your sweet little pin booklet came today...it is adorable! Thank you again! a wonderful treat for my birthday. I also saw chicks today. We can't have them, but it was fun to see them....
Have a blessed Sunday.

{oc cottage} said...

oh my! when do you find time to blog with all that going on! ;} so interesting!!!

m ^..^

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Wonderful pics! We are still awaiting zoning approval for chickens here! Nice to see your farm pics! I remember with fondness the short time I spent on my Aunt's farm in upstate NY. It's a lot of work but such a wonderful life!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What breed of chicken is laying the bluish eggs?

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