I’m not sure who Old McDonald was, but here at Chateau Chaos it has been all about the farm life these past few days. This afternoon, Thing One and Thing Two took all eleven piglets out for a stroll around the backyard. You can see Arden keeping an eye on things in the far background. ;)
After the piglets and mama hogs were rounded up for an early dinner time, it seemed only right to let Pinto and her three babies (as well as the indulgent auntie goats) out until sundown.
Rowen is very good with the goats and she’s trying to make sure these last 2014 kids grow up socialized. :) I think she’s doing a great job.
As the sunlight left us, the view was too gorgeous not to snap a last picture or two. It’s ‘just’ the view from the living room, but even after a year here, it never fails to stir my soul.
Not all the attention can go to the four legged farm family – there are big happenings with the poultry, too! We’ve begun getting our first pullet eggs from the young hens, including some amazing double-yolkers!
The appearance of eggs means that it is high time these girls (and a couple of boys) get into a proper coop. With two dozen hens and almost as many young guinea fowl, our original ‘barn’ was far too small (and it had issues anyway, LOL), so we are busy preparing a new haven for the birds. Having learned a lot from last year’s losses, we’re being extra cautious. Hopefully by the next time I post, this will be fenced in and fully of happy birds:
Hmmm, birds and goats and bunnies seem to be popping up everywhere. ;) Here’s my scanty progress on my ‘tea towel of life’. I can see I need to add a few hogs to the design before I run out of space!
We do get away from the house from time to time, I promise! Our latest summertime adventure was a trip down the coast to the state park at Fort Knox. We took a trip up the observatory – the elevator ride up 400+ feet was more exciting for the kids than the view was, naturally! And at the fort itself, everyone wanted to get as close to the cannons as possible, LOL.
I really appreciate everyone’s kind comments and am relieved to find out that I’m not the only one who finds FB a little too superficial and yearns for the ‘old days’ when we were all a little cozier and took a little more time. I’ve been visiting blogs and leaving comments (at least, I hope the comments have been showing up!). I’m looking forward to getting on here every week or thereabouts to spend some pleasant time together. Statistics interfered in my schedule this week – pesky exam on Monday that had my head in the books. :P Wishing one and all a wonderful week – preferably free of statistics exams!
The wind lifts up my life
And sets it some distance from where it was.
(excerpt from Dog Days of Summer by Meena Alexander)