Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's all worth it!

It's been an extremely busy last few weeks.  Summer has just flown by.  I'm still wondering what happened to it.  We've gotten news of our new International student.  His name is Antonio and he's from Brazil.  We are excited to have him here. We're going to pick him up on August 30th. 

As ya'll know we've had to decide what to do for a new chicken coop.  We finally decided to clean up the land where the old one was and haul a little shed we had on the property for the chicken coop.  I've always wanted it as a coop, since it's so cute.  But it was full of stuff.  So I've been cleaning it out.  Then with lots of help from different people we've cleaned up the land and brought the coop to it's final resting place.  I'm so happy! So are the chickens.  So far I've only transferred the Silkies and the Americaunas.  I'll transfer the brown comets in a few days.
J. dragging the coop to it's new home.
Cleaning up the area around the old coop made such a huge difference to the property.  There was so much junk. Now it's on it's way to be neat!
Susie wondering what's going on.
The chicken gazebo in it's final resting place.
One of the reason's for cleaning everything up, besides it just needed to be done, is we were getting company yesterday.

Some of the residents where Dave's parents are living now, Tideview Terrace, came for a little visit.  I had to work, but Dave and J, played hosts.  The day before I made goat shaped cookies and goat cheese for them to eat.  
This is why we do what we do.  We love having people come and visit and when it can lift a person's spirit it's even better.  The following photos are worth every minute we spent cleaning, baking and cooking.
They were so excited!
Our company arriving!
I know some farms charge admission for tours.  We just can't.  It's payment enough just looking at the smiles on these people's faces.  Don't ya'll agree?!

Even Emilie came out for some fun!
Denise meeting one of the residents.
Eating goat cookies
Meeting the goats

The donkeys were a bit shy.
The crew

J. and Grandpa
Oh, one last thing.  Dave and I have joined the local Biggest Loser's group.  We're a team and we're going to win!  There. I've posted that so it now makes us even more accountable.  It lasts for 12 weeks. So I'll keep everyone updated on our progress.

Have a Blessed Evening.


  1. How nice of you to host a farm tour, I'm sure the gang will remember their trip fondly :)

    And the new chicken gazebo looks beautiful! Puts mine to shame now. Oh well, they don't seem to mind and we don't get too many visitors anyhow :)

  2. Love the pictures of your special visitors, it's great that they get to have these lovely adventures. I definitely have to bring randi and Brianne for a visit.

  3. That is the cutest new coop! Hope it works out well for you all and J driving that tractor dragging it! well he sure is growing up.

    Great that you guys can have all those folks out for a visit! Bet it made them feel soo good. A wonderfully nice thing your family did for those folks :)

    Good luck with the biggest looser! You and Dave can do it!


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