A Very Long Weekend..


Hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend.
I found a new love..
butter with honey and cinnamon on French Toast or pancakes.
Give it a try!


We had six whole days to work on the farm as a family.


Though, sometimes, kids and chickens had to wait a few minutes...


We were able to get the vegetable garden planted.


Fire pit wood stacked.


Roasting sticks - ready.
And endless other chores done.


For the first time ever, the dog laid down.


Sometimes, in the winter..


..we wonder why we live here.


Then we have days like these, and we know why.

19 comments:

Melissa said...

How perfect! I need several days with helpers to get all my chores done! I would never question why you live where you do :)

Sarah said...

as if I didn't already want to live in the country...this just makes my ache grow stronger!

Your week looks lovely...how lucky you are. :)
Sarah

Linda Keaveney said...

What a delightful post to read...and to look at...
I "hear"you, about all the chores..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Susie said...

Loving those little boots :):) Yum, honey, butter and cinnamon.Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

greenthumb said...

Must have been the weekend for it we did all the jobs around here also. you farm is looking very pretty.

hardydanielle said...

I just love reading your blog posts :) Nothing is more comforting than some hot cinnamon pancakes off the stove..mmm. Beautiful photographs, looks like one fun weekend!

Razmataz said...

Look at the size of that chicken!!!

Whenever we are in St. Petersburg we go to the the Vinoy Hotel for waffles with honey butter...it is my favourite thing.

AnnaVallance said...

Beautiful pictures! We had a warm weekend and are very excited that our garlic has made an appearance.

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Your last sentence says it all...

Julia said...

Oh my I have to try the butter with honey and cinnamon on french toast...sounds out of this world!!

Southern Lady said...

Just beautiful! Carla

Veronica Roth said...

It has been a beautiful long, long weekend. Looks like you had lots of work going on. (Isn't Oliver getting big!)

Gina ♥ said...

I've just found your blog. Can't believe I hadn't already found you! Beautiful photos........off to have a look around!

elisa said...

oh, how great that you do that all together. looks just wonderful. i was just putting honey & cinnamon on toast and wondering why i hadn't before. x

julieann said...

Beautiful pictures. We have some sad news here on our little farm. We lost two of our beautiful hens today. They were out as they are everyday and my daughter went out to feed them after school and couldnt find 2. She walked to the woods to find one very icky and the other gone with a small pile of feathers. We are sad and have never lost a chicken yet. We think it may have been a fox. Our sweet dog is outside a good part of the day but today we were gone and she was inside. I sure hope we find him before he finds another one of our girls. Have you ever had a preditor after your girls. I dont know what to do?

Missing Goat said...

Oh how heartbreaking and horrible. I’m so very sorry. We do not have fox troubles here, but coyotes come around at night, and sometimes, during the day. The girls are locked up safe at night, but the day is a worry sometimes. If they want in, they will get in – unless you build an extremely solid and buried heavy fence. Our problem lately is that eagles have decided to nest behind us – and if I didn’t have chickens I would be thrilled, but now, we can only let them out when we are all out too. When the come around, we stand with them or put them back in the run.
Maybe for a while, till you can find the fox and relocate or whatever the options may be...could you build a smaller run for the other girls with a heavy gauge wire – maybe attached to 2x4’s on all sides, top and on the ground? A wire box of sorts? Then, the fox can’t dig their way in and the ladies are safe? The grass should just come up between the wire? If you are home, they can come out, but then you know if you are out, they are protected.
Our last dog, who we lost in the spring, hated coyotes and always kept them away. The new dog is a bit of a coward, but he’s still very young so perhaps down the road, he may be more of a guard.
Do you have a dog? Could he stay in the run with the ladies?
I’m so sorry Julieann. I hope your daughter is ok – probably not though.

Karen Bates said...

Lovely! Family work days are wonderful memories!

susana said...

Beautiful pictures!

julieann said...

I took your advice and put chicken wire on the ground of the run. It took a good part of the day to get it done but I think it is safe now for our girls. We are healing from our loss but it is shocking how this has affected us. Our dog is so good about keeping gaurd of the chickens but we were gone so she was in the house. I agree about the beautiful birds nesting near by. We love them but worry they may try to snatch one of our girls. I hope that we find our predator so we can free our girls from the coop/run again. Until then they are safe. Julieann