The flower beds in the front yard look beautiful at this time of year. The vegetable garden is growing well, too.
The puffy pink flowers were given to me by my mother-in-law. She took them from her mother's flower bed, who got them from her mother, who brought them from another country to America when they immigrated.
I love remembering people who came to America from so far away. It helps me to feel a part of their lives even though I never met some of them.
I have things passed down from my parents and grandparents inside my home, too. They all come with stories. Some are long stories, some are very short stories because I wasn't given much history.
Our little farm is also a bit of history. My mother-in-law and father-in-law both grew up on farms in Idaho. They were the first generation off the farm. They moved further and further east as their family grew and as my father-in-laws jobs changed.
I think it's interesting that we ended up back in the west where they started, and that we live on a small hobby farm doing some of the same things that they grew up doing.
|The corn is growing. It was in the ground for only 4 days|
before it sprouted. The corn seed came from my friend who
saves seed corn every year.
|These 2 beds have cabbages (the bigger green plants in the middle of the beds)|
and carrots (the long green row of plants towards the front of the bottom bed)
and some celery (small plants on the left side of the top bed)
We are hoping to put in a greenhouse this year so we moved the garden to a different spot, and built the raised beds.
|It was time to take care of Burger King's |
horns, and neuter him.
Does it look a little sad? It's not really. He stays still while we are working on him which means he is safer and so are we.
He's running around and playing in the pasture now. He acts as if nothing happened. If fact, he is more friendly now than he was last week!
We took care of Sadie's horns during the winter. It has to be done when the cows are still fairly young.
|There was something wrong with this chick so the hen wouldn't take care of it.|
|We kept it warm and our neighbor took it to her house|
to try to see if it would live.
|The second chick that hatched was healthy and the hen|
was willing to take care of it.
|The duck is still sitting on her nest under the|
rabbit cage. It's safe under there.
I think we'll have new ducklings in 2 weeks!
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Sadie is such a sweet, gentle cow! I love her!
|Thistles grow big, and they have spines!|
They are too poky to eat!
|None of the animals will eat the grass if it's close to|
the thistle. No one wants to be poked in the nose when
they are trying to have lunch!