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Whose dog is this?!

Wednesday morning Caleb comes yelling about a strange dog outside so out Richard went to investigate. Most stray dogs go home and as we were out for most of Wednesday we figured he would be gone by the time we got home! Wrong! He obviously belongs to someone as he does have a collar but no identification and it is obvious that he is used to being allowed indoors. If you are not into dog breeds he is a... read more

No alarm clock needed here!

People think that living in the country is quiet and peaceful. Well, it is if you are thinking about lack of traffic BUT as the mornings get lighter the birds get up earlier. No, I’m not talking about the all the small birds that are singing sweetly in the trees! I’m talking about the ones that are LOUD! The whippoorwill is back for the season and although it is not vocal every day it has an... read more


We came home last week to goslings! Ms. Toulouse had successfully hatched out four, her first time ever and she is 5 years old! Jessie (daughter-in-law) gave her to us when we were still living in Montana. One of the other white geese had hatched out one gosling but we didn’t see that one for a couple of days as she was still sitting on her nest. Later in the week, the gosling decided to adopt Ms.... read more

Pulling up old fence!

Richard spent the day on Tuesday brush hogging, a much needed job here on the farm. Needless to say he didn’t get it all finished and before he could do the rest we needed to pull up some old fence that was down the middle of one of the pastures, a remnant from the pig days. Hard to believe that it has been over two years since we sold the pigs. With Richard in Springfield yesterday, the kids and I... read more

More snow!

With more snow falling yesterday it was another white day outside that greeted us this morning. Looked pretty though! It actually got above freezing this afternoon and with the sun shining it truly was a beautiful day. Here are Carly and Boris, now six weeks old. They have done really well. We are going to sell them as we do not want to be bothered with trying to keep them separate from their parents.... read more

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