Friday, September 23, 2011

Chickens and Ducks

Well the new chicken shed is done and they love their new home. We had 25 hens now we got 7 more today and will be getting 12 more tomorrow.  We also got 3 ducks today.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The New Babies

Yesterday I got a very nice surprise. My one chicken that has been missing for the last 3 weeks came home with 3 baby chicks. They are so cute and soft.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grants Farm 2011

Katie, Jeni, Andrew, Danielle and I went to Grants Farm. We had so much fun showing the animals to the kids. They really enjoyed playing with the goats.
Jeni and Dani on the left
Andrew and I on the right
Andrew by a fire truck
Andrew and Dani with the goats

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ice Cream

Guess what? I am about to make homemade ice cream..Yes me..This should be interesting..I have not made any in years. But Kent wants some so I will give it a good try.
More to follow when this venture is done. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tractor Pullin

We do lots of tractor pulls during the summer. Clinton County is tonight. Parker is pulling the 4020. I hope he has a good pull. He really likes doing this. We will be going to Greenville and Butler for several pulls yet this year. Here are some pictures from last years pulls..Parker pulled at Carlyle last night. Next pull will be Greenville.
Parker pulling at Beckemeyer 2011
Parker pulling at Beckemeyer 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Chickens

Kent grew up on farms all his life. I grew up in the city. We got our first chickens last fall.  We got 5 to start with then 3 more then 13 more and 10 more after that. In the last week I lost 15 birds to racoons. Today I aquired 12 new birds. I have never been around chickens in my life and now I can't imagine being without them.  I don't think I want to eat store bought eggs again. So as soon as they settle in I will be back in the egg selling business.

An update on the chickens..When I got home with the 12 new birds one got out of the cage when I was transfering them to the shed. I have not been able to find her. Well apparently she has been living in the bean field next door and under our snowmobile trailer. Hopefully I will be able to catch her real soon.

Our Family

Kent and I meet in May of 2010. Kent was divorced with a son. I was widowed with 3 daughters and 2 grandkids. We got married January 2011. Our families grew and blended together. We live outside of Highland Il. We live on six acres of land with a lake and woods. There are farm fields on both sides of us. It is our small piece of heaven.
Kent is a heavy machine operator and I work at the Cheese N More Country Store.
Here is a picture of our heaven.
View from the back porch.