I have so much to share with y’all about the farm and the house, that I almost don’t know where to begin. I guess I will tell you a little about the farm first. It is a sustainable 100% grass-fed meat farm with cattle, chickens, pigs and turkeys. We are not the caretakers of the farm, but merely just leasing a property that is located on the farm. The operation is very intriguing to me since I was raised on a farm. Of course, when I was young I didn’t appreciate farm life all that much, as I wanted to be a big city girl. I guess it’s that time in my life when the cliché about going back to your roots is starting to apply.
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the farm.
We have only just begun to explore the 480 acres of pasture land.
Nature happens all the time around here, so there are several pregnant animals.
This is Honky the Donkey – He earned that name, although I didn’t give it to him, but he makes an excellent alarm clock. I found out that he loves red licorice so of course I had to buy some. He can spot me waving it in the air and he knows what it is. He will take off running toward me hee-hawing the whole way.
This is Brownie. I know, I know…the names are just not very original, but I didn’t name them. She is very pregnant and I just can’t wait until there is a little foal running around. The horse farm next door has had a foal born each week we have been here. I love watching them get their legs.
The chicks are irresistible! Sorry Steph, I’m talking about the real baby chicks.
Mr. Turkey got his feathers all ruffled and started chasing me through the field. It’s probably the first time I screamed like a little girl in a long time.
The girls checking out the farm with their cousins. This is what kids should be doing instead of playing on the computer.
Although there aren’t any horses on this farm, all of the surrounding properties are horse farms. This guy and 4 of his friends visit with me every day. It really is the highlight of my day.
Our property is very wooded and secluded. We have old Hammock Oaks all over the place and tons of Pine trees.
See the little platform in the crook of the tree. The kids love to sit up there.
This is right outside of my kitchen window. I call it the stairway to heaven tree.
Well that is all for today…I have been working away on the painting the kitchen cabinets. I will start to post pictures this week. It is amazing…Of course I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so you are going to want to check out that post. I will give a lot of tips and tricks.
Until then…Happy Trails…Denna