Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Enjoying the sunny days

We also enjoy the rainy days...but not quite as much - although we have gotten a ton of indoor projects done over this past year! So that we can remember (this is since last Feb):

-redid floors
-painted cabinets
-finished painting trim
-started wood countertop
-new kitchen faucet
-built dog bowl holders
-new dishwasher hoses 
-plumber replaced all the old plumbing under the sink

-redid floors (due to dishwasher flooding due to rat-chewed -ick-lines)
-new shower head
-plumber replaced bathroom plumbing and re-seated toilet

Living room:
-painted walls grey
-painted trim
-'pinterested' the coffee table and tv stand
-cut up the couches and made them into a sectional..
-turned upright bookshelf into back-of-couch bookshelf
-made wooden dog bed holder
-stained crates for wall decoration
-new TV

-painted old desk (needs replacing)
-temporary floors (also need replacing)

-painted grey and wainscotting along bottom
-painted all doors and trim white (was dark particle board)
-painted hall closet and put a shelf in for linens
-redid front closet

Guest room:
-painted walls and trim

-made a bed frame for our high bed
-redid closet
-painted armoir and crate bedside 'tables'

-painted cinderblock walls and cement floor

Basement room 1:
-foam puzzle floors 
-organized shelves/storage

Phew! No wonder we like to rest in the sun sometimes

Such a nice view on this hike!

7 week old incubator chicks exploring for the first time outside:

They are in an xpen in the coop next to the 3 week old chicks from the next 'batch'. When we're around we let them out. The 3 week old chicks took off exploring the first time (it was hard to get them back in!) but the older chicks barely left. Maybe they develop some 'stay close to the coop' survival instincts between 3-7 weeks? 

Clarice and Squishy, the 2 oldest gals. Pushing 3 this year!

Dogs watching over our sheep while they graze in the neighbours' field (Ryan, you're facing the wrong way...)

3 amigos:

Seedlings house very close to complete! We've got some cilantro, kale, broccoli and cabbage seeds planted in there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dining Al Fresco

Ryan also dining Al Fresco...

It was the most lovely evening a few nights ago. We both got home from work by 4:00 and we stayed outside for a few hours in the sun puttering around and watching the funny animals. It felt like spring! We let the sheep down to the bottom area to graze, and then fed them their evening hay out on the pasture. 

See that little guy lying down? He was a surprise Friday afternoon! I was feeding the girls when I looked down to see a tiny newborn lamb. I guess the other ewe that we got from my friend a few months ago was pregnant! And we thought she was just getting fat from the nice hay (speaking of which, look at Oprah's giant fat body in the front of that photo...clearly the one non-pregnant ewe doesn't need as much as the nursing mums...).

Such a cute little guy! Three days old here.

I'm not sure how to be PC about this, so I'm just going to say it... he's got the biggest nuts we've ever seen! Look at those things - down to his knees! He brings back memories of our trip to the nude beach in Hawaii...

Here is a subject changing Goat. 

Abby is still as fast and athletic as ever with her frisbee, at 11.5 yrs old!