Sunday, July 2, 2017

View from the top

We don't have any "hills" in our river valley area of Kansas.
So I thought I'd share some photos my son recently posted on his Facebook page -- of the views he gets of our place while up the 30 foot windmill tower doing maintenance on the windmill head.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Seems like the only time I get around to updating this blog site is during this special holiday of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving has always been a BIG deal in our family.  I have many wonderful memories of Thanksgivings around this same table, in the same room, with my grandma cooking, and all my cousins and aunts & uncles around us, when I was a child.

We have tried hard to carry on that family tradition - which gets more difficult each year as family members spread out and go their separate ways.  But it is important to us to gather and give thanks to God for all the blessings He has provided for us this year.

It is also fun to go back through this blog on the #Thanksgiving label and see how we've all changed through the years.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

(our camera had dead batteries, so we had to make do with a cell phone camera, which couldn't quite handle the bright light from our bay windows!)  We miss having Uncle Paul with us around the table.

Happy Thanksgiving from: Steven,  Amanda, Tim, grandma (Sharon), Aunt Ida, and myself! (David not pictured because he's taking the photo!)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Day of Spring, 2016

Since today is the first day of spring, I thought I'd show you a few of the things keeping us busy (and keeping me from having time to blog) these days:

Spring has definitely sprung around here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

More photos!

Here's some shots from around the farm this past week:

Steven's garden is looking especially good so far this year
(you can click on the photo to view it larger)

and we have a set of twins born to my Katahdin ewe (sheep)

and this week we finally had another Boer doe give birth

(she actually had twins, but one was stillborn)

Isn't this little babe cute?

~ Tracy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New babies

Look what hatched out this week!  :-)

She's very protective.  I had a cute little video of her with the ducklings but I haven't been able to upload it from my phone to here.

We also have about 20 chicks from two hens that recently hatched, and of course the lamb twins.  Still waiting on more baby goat kids to arrive any day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fruits of the harvest

I love this time of year when our plants begin to bear fruit.  I know there will be a lot of work involved with harvesting and preserving, but it is still always amazing to me how God designed each plant to bear so much fruit!  Far more than you would think a plant would need to simple reseed itself - no, it produces fruit in abundance - to make sure of its survival!

These currant bushes near our wash-house are especially heavy with berries this year -- which probably means that the gooseberries are also really loaded right now, down in the lower 40.  We haven't had a chance to go check on them - but I hope to this weekend. See if there are enough berries to make a pie for Steven.

The garden has been very good so far this year, as well, with the wonderful rains we have received this year.  This is some of the varieties of squash/zucchini that is currently ready to pick!