Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quick Upate in Pictures!

We are here,  moved in and getting settled.  There is just SO MUCH to do!  I thought I'd give a quick update with a few pics.   I hope to get back to "real blogging" sometime next week.  I do have a lot to blog about!

Moving Day:
Fun with the moving truck!
Looks like a lot of standing around.  These are the only pictures I got because,  well,  I helped move too! LOL!

Attempting to load Freckles in the van

The younger crowd keeping busy in the water while the rest of us clean/prep the new place.

Reading in the Breakfast nook on a rainy morning
Reading at the bar
Greta playing games at the little activity table
and she is quite happy about it!
Celia emptying the train set
Mark and Greta on the 'activity table'.  This was a window seat in a bay window in the dining room. 
A view of the play room from the dining room
Waiting to introduce "Bob" and "Daisy" to the coop
"Crazy Lady" roosting in the rafters of the coop.  She was left to fend for herself, from the previous owners.  She seems to be enjoying getting some attention finally!
"Bob" the rooster venturing out of the box.  He loves having, ahem, two ladies right now.  One of the kids actually called him "Romeo"!  And he did crow this morning!

"Bob" and "Daisy" together.  We picked these two up from a farm about 20 miles north of us,  for free.  They are healthy,  but Daisy is not laying.  I hope that changes soon.  I have her on a high protein starter feed right now,  and some scratch to make her happy. 

Of course,  I plan to post more on our growing flock soon.  In the mean time,  I'd love any suggestions or advise for raising good layers.

We are so happy to be out of the city.  Are days are filled with work.  Good work.  And plenty of play.  We are blessed!


  1. I am just so, so happy for you guys! What a beautiful life! God is so very good, isn't he? :)

  2. I was hoping you'd update soon with photos! Looking forward to more pictures...God Bless your new adventures

  3. I was thinking of a crafty area for my younger ones. I was planning on using oilcloth in a pretty pattern to protect the wood. Something you might be interested in doing, perhaps? I LOVE your blog and all that you share. I hope to have a few acres of our own someday. Meanwhile I have an urban homestead ;o) and learn from you and Molly!

  4. I am SOOOOOO happy to see all these pictures. The place looks amazing.

    As for the hen, how old is she? Order some pullets, you will be happy with fresh eggs.

  5. I'm so happy for you, Lisa. Great pictures!

  6. I love the pictures and I'm so eager for more. I am hoping you'll become sort of a Catholic soul*mom blogger.