Monday, April 16, 2012

Home on the Range... { Or something like that }

Mowing season has begun. Christina was teaching James to mow the field. 
She had to keep a hand on the mower at all times 
otherwise the lines were all swerving... 

This is not a good thing.

Caught a flock of cute little tweedy birds

systematically snipping the apricot blossoms off one by one.

They caused quite a bit of damage in a short amount of time.

So we posted a guard.

She had to do homework anyway.

And the view was good.
The sunshine pleasant.
The hum of the bees deafening. ;-)

Today is chick day.

James is the official 
Farmer Freckle

24 chicks are his.
There are silver laced wyandottes
black Australorps
and Easter Eggers.

I'd say he's in business, but they are all of two days old 
and he won't have any blue, green or brown eggs for sale 
anytime soon.

Missy has one chick. 
The white one.

Exciting day!
This is an educational and business venture for James.


Anonymous said...

I never realized how spread out all your spaces are. Looks like you had a gorgeous day! Kristy

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Great view of your homestead. :) My kids had a track meet in your area last weekend, and I was so hoping to go (and hoping to meet you). But, the young ones and I needed to stay home. So sad.

I have another friend who just started a chicken project with her home schooled kids. Oh how I wish we could live out in the country. I would love a little property and a few animals.

Hope your day is BLESSED!