This weekend was so much fun. My brother Randy, his wife Susan, their six month old Reuben and my sister’s son Elijah came to visit from Michigan. We haven’t seen them in about a year and a half! Dan and I had never met little Reuben and he is just the cutest little angel!
The garden seems to have exploded suddenly and we’re not too upset about it! The five color silverbeet Swiss Chard seems to replenish overnight. I love the beauty it adds to the garden with the red, yellow, green and orange coloring. [Read more…]
Due to our chickens being hunted by a neighborly fox, Dan set a live trap to catch her.
We know it’s a female because we discovered her den with two pups several weeks ago. It was a mile away down by a small crick. They were cute then. [Read more…]
This is our first spring on the farm and we’ve discovered a few nice surprises.
First, we have lilac bushes.
Second, we have mulberries. [Read more…]
The trouble with getting ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens in the mail is that they don’t have a mother to teach them how to act. It’s fascinating how innate behaviors actualize. The ducks and geese love water, but they seemed confused as to why at first. When we watered the garden they would run full speed towards us and Dan would spray the hose on the group and they would frolic in the water. Literally frolic. It was amusing. [Read more…]
Sunday morning we headed to church like any other weekend. It had rained a total of about 10 inches in Luverne, MN, and we were curious how bad it would be at Dan’s parents’ farm, since they are near the river bottom. His mom had texted us and told us they were trapped, which wasn’t the first time, and posted pictures of their lawn-now-lake. [Read more…]