Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Flowers on the Farm!

Things are blooming all over the place here-just beautiful!!! These picture are from nearly 2 weeks ago. We've had SOOO much going on-I don't even know where to start! Let's see-Jeff did get approved for his Social Security benefits-HEY!!!!! What a weight off our shoulders-God is SO GOOD all the time!

We did decide to give up the beach property, though. It was VERY tough for us-we talked to the title company that did the original paperwork-they referred us to an attorney who drew up the papers for us to deed it back to the owners. We brought the camper home-actually to our friends river property-and cleaned up all of our stuff and had the utilities turned off. Very sad time for us!

Any one looking for Easter bunnies? I have 14 really cute ones for sale! We had another fight with a critter-got all but 1 of the bitties-and messed up the rooster-But Jeff got the coon yesterday morning-another one bites the dust!

The garden is coming along slowly-the tomatoes look awful-Jeff is threatening to pull them up and start over! We have some squash and beans up and I'm slowly getting other things planted when time allows. The potatoes are up too!

My job is going great and we seem to be settling in to a bit of a routine here. It is taking quite an adjustment for us with Jeff being home all the time. He has been handling the majority of the housework-I'm SO grateful to him!

We are planning to go with my aunt & uncle Friday to Round Rock to a big flea market-Saturday we may go to the Lufkin Zoo with Julie and the girls-we'll see if the weather holds out. Sunday will begin with Sonrise service @ 7:00 am with breakfast to follow. We'll have lunch with Jeff's parents.

Have a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

No More Pigs! :(

Well-to start off-I lied-I thought there were 8 pigs born-actually there were 10. But to end a sad story-as of yesterday-there was only 1 left. A friend of the kids came by on Sunday and took the boar and the last remaining pig-then picked up the sow yesterday. We no longer have any pigs at our house! We do intend to try to get another feeder pig shortly-what are we supposed to do with the slop when there are no pigs to feed it to?
We got potatoes, brocolli and some lettuce planted on Saturday-followed by the tomato plants on Sunday afternoon. The weather has just been great-FINALLY! It did rain some yesterday-but we needed a little. I leave shortly for the MRI on my knee-it doesn't seem to be hurting as much today-go figure! I just want it feel better so I'll want to get out and get busy!
We bought all the material to redo our front bathroom and also to finish the deck around the hot tub. Now we just have to find the time to get it done. We also got some fence wire to go up around the pasture side of the garden-we're having a hard time keeping the chickens out of the garden-so we don't want to plant too much yet!
Jeff has a Dr. appointment tomorrow and we're still waiting on an answer from Social Security-they are supposed to let us know something this week! We are on Spring Break next week-we plan to go to the beach Monday morning and come home on Thursday-or whatever! Hailey and Jordan both have Birthdays this weekend and we have a Wild Horse Ministry event at church on Friday night-so we have to be back to help with that. As usual-busy-busy.
Enjoy the great weather! :)

No More Pigs! :(

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby pigs!

See how big the bitties have gotten!!
Is this a look into the future for this pig??

Well-she finally had them on Monday-but only had 8!-But 4 have died. She built her nest right out in the rain and cold-with the shed right next to her!

Our weather has just been beautiful since Monday-a few degrees warmer each afternoon. We will more than likely get some if not most of the garden planted by the end of the weekend. The potato eyes are cut and ready to go!

The hens are laying like CRAZY! We are getting a dozen most days! We have 3 litters of bunnies-the oldest will be ready to wean in a week or so. The calves are growing and will be ready to go to the locker plant in about a month.

Still no answer from Social Security-They told Jeff last week we should hear something by the end of next week. My x-rays came back showing nothing wrong with my knee-so a mri has been scheduled for next Tuesday. It is staying swollen-the more I'm on it-the worse it gets.-I just want it to quit hurting-I have too much I want to do outside!

We're babysitting tonight-Julie & Hailey have gone to Houston to the Rodeo to see Kenny Chesney. We watched the girl's last Saturday, too, while she was at work.

Have a great weekend!