Thursday, May 15, 2008

Farm Living

We are moved into the new house. Well, the house isn't new, but it's new to us. We moved into an old farmhouse, and we're not certain how old it is. We do know that the octogenarian farmer down the road says it has been there as a long as he can remember. We also know that boulders hold up two corners of the house. So.....it's really old. It's a work in progress. I describe it as a little "Green Acres", which irritates my husband, but it is the truth. You know how Lisa Douglas would open her closet and be outside? It's not that bad, but we do have some "rustic" exposed wood walls.



I am the proud owner of 14 chickens (we had 15, but one died), and 12 guineas. We got them all as babies. The chickens are getting big, and it seems that we may have a disproportionate number of roosters. This is bad because we wanted a bunch of laying hens, and also because roosters don't always get along. I'm going to start an amateur cock-fighting league for some extra cash.



I'm hoping that the guineas put a dent in the trillions of ticks on our property. They are cute little docile things right now. They let me pick them up and cuddle them. They'll look like martian chickens when they get big. (see pic) Guinea



Dan has Spent the past three weeks engaged in World War III with a groundhog, which has resulted in numerous massive hole in the yard. When he's not digging, he's laying in the grass, panting, waiting for the groundhog to emerge. He has a lot less time for other mischief since he has found this new obsession. He comes in at night filthy and tired, not wanting to get in the trash or steal food from the baby's high chair. I'm willing to accept the potentially ankle-breaking craters in exchange for the complacent canine.

7 comments:

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Great to read this update from you!!! All these sounds so interesting and fun!!!

And about the cards, dont worry... You can still made up with some gorgeous Thank you notes!! Just let me know!! :)

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails said...

Hey I'm so happy you are back! We missed you dearly!

Mainegirl/Pauline said...

HA!!!! OH yummy, chicken!!!! How do roosters taste, is it the same??? I lol about Dan, I can picture a dog just waiting,,,,, waiting, 'cause he knows, oh yea he knows it won't be long 'til that goofer is his!!

Bridget said...

I love old houses! How fun! I am happy you are back so I can read your hilarious posts!

EthansMommy said...

YEA!!!! I am so glad you are back! I have been wondering about you. I am SO jealous of your life. It sounds like a dream.

That Nora Girl said...

*pounds fists on table* More updates, more updates!

Aren't new/old houses exciting?? Congratulations!

Dawn said...

I am jealous I love guineas.