Ok, this isn’t The Hubs, it’s just me. I’m sure you are disappointed and you were waiting for the next farm report, but we have been so busy, he hasn’t really had time to sit here long enough to do a blog post.
So, I thought I would just share some fun pictures of the compound, and give you a hint of something exciting to come, that we have been working on.
First, we have had over 50 baby chicks born this month, and we still have another incubator full waiting to hatch.
Here they are in their little home.
And here is one of my favorites, a little Bannie chick. She is the tiniest thing ever.
The tiniest of the tiniest chickie
There’s been lots of playing around the chicken yard.
The Chicken Yard
Knucklehead plays with Amanda II quite a bit. Don’t ask what happened to Amanda the original. You could ask the neighbor’s dog though.
Amanda II and Knucklehead
Knucklehead and Chicken Wing wished every one a happy Easter.
Knucklehead and Chicken Wing
I tried to get Tori and Knucklehead to pose with Chicken Wing, but neither were excited about it. It’s still a good picture though.
Tori, Knucklehead, and Chicken Wing
And you know what has to be done when you have chickens around, the coop has to be cleaned out, which JT and The Hubs took care of.
The Hubs has done a lot of planting.
We ride around on the mule checking out our animals and gardens and almost run into fence posts just so I can get a selfie of us. LOL
Me and The Hubs
Knucklehead plays a lot of basketball.
Knucklehead plays basketball
When he gets tired of that, he jumps on his pogo stick.
Knucklehead jumping on a Pogo Stick
And for real fun, he rides his motorcycle.
Knucklehead rides his motorcycle
The first clean up of the year, Knucklehead and I picked up about three loads of sticks just like this.
Picking Up Sticks
As a family, we took time to go for ice cream!
Ice Cream Parlor
One of the best things to happen this month, was my great-nephew Skylar got to come for a visit, and he actually opened up his Christmas presents on Easter.
Skylar opens Christmas Gifts
He had a lot of fun playing with chickies and looking at the hogs, and I took this shot of him with his Dad, Jonathan. Two peas in a pod.
Skylar and Jonathan
He loves to be outside. And if you notice the ring around his mouth, he likes Hershey Kisses too!
Skylar on the swing
He likes to pose for pictures too! Isn’t he handsome?
His favorite inside activity is playing with trains. JT helped him get his train track set up.
JT and Skylar
Speaking of nephews, my nephew Ben and his wife, Esbeida are expecting a baby boy, Benaiah, any day now! We are so excited for baby Benaiah to make his entrance into the world. Ben and Esbeida got this picture made and I just love it!
Ben and Esbeida Higginbotham
We went to Esbeida’s baby shower and I have to say she racked up the gifts. I think it will be a while before Benaiah needs anything.
Esbeida at baby shower
After the last storm, we had a beautiful rainbow!
Oh, and my sunflowers are coming up!
Here come the Sunflowers
The newest editions to the compound are Billy and Nanny, and we are in love with them already.
Billy and Nanny
And last but not least, a little tease of something to come. We spent a whole day filming “Around The Compound” with gopro cameras and drones and I plan to make a video soon. Here is a still shot from one of the drone flights.
Planting – the making of a video
How cool is that?!?!?!
The next Around the Compound report will be from The Hubs. See you soon!