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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 7, 2012


 You have to have a good sense of humor when you live on a farm. At any point while you are doing chores you can step in chicken doodoo...

I kind of chuckle when people say they'd love to live in a farmhouse....I wonder if they would want all the chores that go along with living in a farmhouse...On a farm.
Everyday animals need to be fed and watered. We gather eggs daily and wash them, then carton them, box them and deliver them to someone who sells to restaurants and wineries for us.  We get hay from the feed store, bring it home and throw it to the sheep. 
It's funny, the sheep run to the fence when they hear the truck drive in the driveway, they must smell the hay and know it is time to be fed.

Hubby has been sick and so my chores have gone through the roof!

Little chicks have grown, we have several hundred in the barn now.  We have several hundred egg laying chickens.
Which means lots of eggs, LOTS OF DELICIOUS BROWN EGGS. We gather them in these baskets, then put them in a sink full of soapy water, mostly to rinse...but some have to be washed because they are a mess.

You know you live in a farmhouse when there are feathers here and there...
 Sheep are eating here on the pasture in front of our house, but when that is gone we throw hay to them.

 Awww the little lambs are so sweet when they are first born. If they get separated from mom they baaah until she finds them. It's funny, they know which one is there own. Even though they all look the same.

WELL that's it for now!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
"You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the COUNTRY." Deuteronomy 28:3


Marilyn said...

With that many chickens, I guess there are too many to eat! Lucky people to be able to have your eggs.♥♫

Anne said...

Oh, Debbie, I grew up on a farm (cattle, hogs, and more hogs...si I know stinkiness! LOL) I still wish I was back, though...Love your blog ~ so glad I found it! ♥

Neabear said...

Enjoyed all your pictures! Such beauty you live in there! And that is a lot of eggs. Love the red and white in your kitchen too!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I admit it...I probably wouldn't like the work...but I still think it is a wonderful life. I would love to at least try it...but I would fall in love with the animals...all of them!!