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Monday, April 9, 2012

V: Easter at the Farm




Saturday was a beautiful day with glorious weather!  Just perfect with temperatures in the 70’s and plenty of sunshine.  Easter Sunday was a little overcast, but not too bad for being outdoors.  Eldest daughter’s childhood best friend and her three boys joined us for a day of fun.  She lives in Texas now so it’s a treat when she comes to visit!


Grandson “J” loves to visit cousin “E” at the farm.  He loves the riding lawnmower, the little ATV’s, and most of all--- the “BIG AWESOME ORANGE TRACTOR!!!  Uncle J.P. took him for a ride.




The St. Bernard is STILL growing!!!  He has an enormous appetite and will eat or chew up most anything!  He is almost as big as that pony!




Ummm--Does this remind you of Jack and Rose on the Titanic?




There have been new arrivals at the farm recently!



Sweet chicks!  Some are under a light in the laundry room.




A new hen house!  It has wheels so it can be pulled around to different areas.



Hope this chicken venture works so we will have plenty of fresh eggs!


Somebody seems interested in the new arrivals!



Scotch is the labradoodle who was dumped at the farm last summer when he was a puppy.  He is a real clown!  He is the one who carries off everything he can find—still a BIG puppy!  If you are working in the garden and put your digging trowel down for just a minute—he will make off with it! 


New bunnies at the farm too!  Eldest daughter started raising French Lop rabbits when she was 14 yrs. old and we lived in town.  She showed them at the State Fair and it was a fun hobby.  Her new lop just gave birth to 11 babies last week and they are all thriving.  Don’t worry they will look LOTS better in a week or so!  They’ll even be furry and CUTE!




We spent some time indoors—I cooked –ALL DAY LONG Sunday after church for a big Easter dinner of lamb roast, ham, a fruit salad with pastel marshmallows, a coconut cake and a strawberry-lemon trifle.  “C” came over and enjoyed dinner with us.  Sorry, no photos of the dinner—I was too exhausted to even think of it!

Oh, yes –I must not forget our Easter dinner entertainment—the shrieks of KIWI the lilac crested Amazon parrot whose piercing shrieks got her banished to the bathtub!  No, there was no water in it!  We figured out that Kiwi has trained granddaughter “J” (who is her VERY favorite person in the world) to feed her the delicious pistachio nuts she loves—by SHRIEKING until you cannot bear it! 




So back to the grind today and I’m retiring early so I can recover from all that cooking!  Have a great week!



Happyone said...

That little chick is the cutest little thing!!!
We have are waiting delivery on one of those Kubota's though not nearly as big as that one.
Sounds like you had a great Easter.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you had a good easter. love that titanic reference and photo! cracked me up!

kath001 said...

It sounds like it was so fun...except maybe for the kitchen duty. :) Rest well!

Vivianne said...

LOL it took me a moment to see the parrot against that colorful centrepiece :-)

Karen said...

What a fun post! I truly enjoyed this tour of the farm. The Titanic photo is priceless! As is the dog bigger than the mini horse.

Vee said...

Descriptions are as good as photos. I got no photos either. Impossible when trying to get a big dinner on the table. At one point my daughter asked me if I was planning to sit down and join them. We banished a pet, too, not to the bathroom, right out to the car in the garage. Works so well.

Another wonderful Easter memory. Love the little baby animals...chicks and rabbits. We will want to see them when they look cute, those rabbits. The design for the hen house is superb! Wheels have got to be good.

Vickie said...

Oh goodness, that bird is too funny! He does make a cute Easter decoration tho!

I just got new chickens, too! Mine are about half grown tho so I'll have to wait a bit for eggs!

Those are a couple of BIG dogs you've got there, V. They must eat alot - especially the St. Bernard!
Have a great week!

Country Girl said...

I love that your hen house moves on wheels. That's a great idea. And I love your Titanic picture!

Bossy Betty said...

Stopping by to say thanks for coming to my blog and for your comments too! These were great pictures! Spring is a great time, isn't it?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful Easter photos and my favorite it "Jack and Rose". ;)

V: Thank you so much for your prayers. I feel surrounded by the tender mercies of strangers and the peace of our Lord. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

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