Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The babies have landed!

We now have 10 snug kits. Our beautiful doe, Shesta, from my later post delivered yesterday 5 little kits. Then today another one of my does, Ginger, kindled 5 kits as well. Here are the babies from Shesta, as I have yet to take picture's of Gingers litter.

Around the farm everything is going well. Recently I've decided to take up a small hobby of fixing up old furniture and making things from window frames, ect. (picture's will come later). I, at the current moment, am fixing up a pair of old window shutters to become a pretty garden display.

I have a demonstration coming up for 4H in one month and I am pulling together those details. My demonstration will be titled "A trip to the Farmers Market", where I will teach my group about the farmers market and things sold/bought there. I have many wonderful ideas and I'll post picture's once I am done!

I'm trying to plan a trip to a beef cattle farm at the moment  too. 

I think this is all for the update right now. Hopefully everyone is enjoying reading my blog! I know, I don't post often. :(

The girl being, Me

Monday, April 19, 2010


A HUGE thank you to Woodland Dorsets, the Woods family for giving me a tour of their lovely farm and showing me their animals to help with part of my 4H project!! 

They maintained a herd of about 20 animals, all very well kept and healthy. This family raises and shows them, but was more than welcome to let me ask questions about lambs in general. Thanks again Woods family!! :D

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Well rabbits in our barn are ready to kindle soon, and here is one of our little broken black Mini Rex does, Shesta preparing her nesting box. She is due next Thursday and she's always been a good Dam for me! We also have 4 other does due on the same day, one doe due the next day and then we have 8 does due early next month.

These rabbits do not produce meat for us, they are my show animals and they produce manure for the garden. I sell the non-showable animals to a cull man and he pays me for them. With that money, I pay for my herds feed.


We dug up some Onion plants last Saturday and are going to put them in the smaller garden.They've been growing in the same spot for about 4 years and every year we've just tilled over them not realizing what they really are... now we realized it and plan to keep them!!

Here are the beauties!


It's finally here, and I've spent some time taking some picture's recently! :D Enjoy!
Please note all the following pictures were taken by myself, and are copy written. 


The other day I planted some flower seeds in front of the barn door that hopefully will be up by the middle of June for my graduation party. We shall mark their progress by updating with picture's later on, but for now here is the mixture... minus the sunflower seeds.

I planted 3 different things. Sun flowers, daisy's, and then a wild flower mixture. Hopefully they look as beautiful in June as they do in my head at the current moment! :D

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Cake

Forgot to post this earlier. I decorated my second cake, and it, in my opinion, looked wonderful! Not the best picture to show it off though, sorry :(

Did you have a good Easter?

I had a wonderful Easter. Church service every night last week and family over Sunday night! :) What did you do for Easter? God is ALIVE! Praise him!

It's been a while, yesh I realize. I've been busy with Easter :P I am back though, fear not. I hope to update a little more things, but it's been rather slow here.

Yesterday I started training for my 5K that is in June or so. I only did a 12 minute mile, but it's pretty good for a chubby new runner, right? :P 

Our coach suggested  Runners World and I've enjoyed it so far! I think running will be a great thing. Some time alone. Just me and my ipod blaring in my ear! I think we are going out to by new run shoes tonight. I'm excited!

Our herbs are starting to come back up! I was outside walking to the barn and I smelled the sweetness of Peppermint in the air. I went to check on the plants and sure enough our sage is turning green and we have little peppermint sprouts coming up! How exciting!! I also noticed our chives, thyme, and chamomile popping up! Below is a little piece of peppermint.

We also went to the green house on Saturday and bought some plants. We put them in the window frame of the shed, and I fear they are fading away quickly. Sadly we haven't tilled yet (I know, right!) but I think we are this weekend!

My graduation party is coming up soon, and Mom is in the process of having dad make her an arbor to go in our seating area so she can grow some flowers and hanging out plants on them. We are planning to finish it before my party which is... about two months away. Please keep your fingers crossed!

I think thats the update I have for now. I'll try again soon! :D

Have a great Tuesday! The weather where I am at is amazing... I need to go for a run tonight before it gets too dark.

That girl being, Me