Friday, March 26, 2010

Where did March go...???

Spring chickens....

New chicken house....

New garden gate....

Spring showers and rainbows...

Miss Staple Belly...
Update: Maybel's staples are gone and she is almost completely recovered. All tennis balls have been confiscated.

Kitchen help....

Every day's an Easter Egg hunt....
...and what's with everyone using the same nest box???


A busy girl...

(...and one that is not suppose to be "on" the dining room table! Of course, cuteness prevailed.)


Early spring has been filled with a lot of surprises and activities. Baby goats and chicks, baby rabbits on the way, flowers, dogs, grandchildren, eggs....things that make me smile.

Hope your days are also filled with smiles, hugs and lots of love.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What's happening...???

...check out what has been going on at Spring Lake Farm!

"Warning: Long pictorial post ahead"

  • Our new little buckling! Cher was very accommodating (proving me wrong after all the bad things I said about her) and she gave birth Saturday afternoon about 5:30pm. It was warm and the kiddos were over and all got to watch. It always amazing to me to watch a life being born! And since he is officially out of Sonny and Cher, of course, his name is.....Chaz. (If it had been a girl, the name would have been "Chastity" so it was covered both ways.) ;)

Sweet Pea, HB & Chaz:

The Hippie Chik and Her House:

"Mammy, I can see just fine...!"

"Can you see how dirty your hands are...???"

"That's my house...!"

"It's a great place to put your feet up..."

  • We lost Charley the night of our big snow! It was really hard for me to come to grips with and I just couldn't blog about it. I've never had rabbits before and they are not like any other animal I've had. They seem fragile. Although I have totally loved having them. They are sweet, affectionate and inquisitive. So....while we will miss Charley, as he was a very special boy, I'm not ready to give up yet. I found a breeder on Craigs List and we took Blossom to be bred by her buck. I also came home with a young meet Cauliflower (Cali for short)....she's two months old and just a beautiful girl. (I'll get some better pictures soon.)
Cauliflower "Cali"

Check out these "airplane" ears...

Squash "Blossom"

And for those things that make you say...hmmm......ever since we took Blossom to be bred she has developed an unnatural affection for the rooster.

Annie getting in on the conga line...

Has anyone seen anything like this????

Lil Miss Annie:

Other News:
  • Dogs - Took Maggie and Maybel in to be spayed two weeks ago. My cheap spay ($55.00) for Maybel turned into a three hour emergency surgery to remove the impacted shreds of a tennis ball. Lucky for us we had her scheduled for the spay but unlucky for my wallet! She's doing well but she thinks we are starving her as she can only eat small amounts of food (multiple times per day) until her stomach heals. Pictures of Ms Staple Belly to follow later.
  • Chickens - Mama Silkie has done a marvelous job of raising her one hatched chick (a Barred Rock mix) and her 5 surrogate chicks (Silkies). They will be 4 weeks old this weekend. The BR is about 3x the size of the Silkie chicks and will be closing in on Mama over the next several weeks.

Sorry about the ultra long post but wanted to share our recent news. Hope everyone is enjoying some spring-like weather and has lots of blessings in there life to smile about!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

So much to little time.....

......but I just had to post a couple of pictures (with more to come later).

Look what we found last Friday morning!

HB was feeding one of the dogs and thought he heard something. Sure enough....she had just been born. I went out and toweled her dry, held her while she nursed and got a heat lamp set up for her in the stall.

Lil "Annie" Oakley

Her favorite place.

"I see you!"

My friend, Christy from Whistling Wind Farm came by for a visit and to help me give copper to the goats. (Thanks, Christy!)

Bonnie and Annie

What a precious girl!

Now if Cher will just hurry up.....

We've had a lot going on the past couple of weeks so I'll post an update and some more pictures soon.