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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's been over 2 months and......

Things have been crazy busy around here the past couple of months. We have been dealing with a rather personal medical issue and then it just seemed like one thing after another and here we are.
The farm animals have been growing and life is just moving along.



Out of 15 turkeys we had 5 to live. I just could not imagine processing any of them after having such a hard time keeping them alive. We ended up sending one gobbler and 2 hens to my mother's and keeping 1 hen and 1 gobbler. However, we have decided to go ahead and process the one gobbler and take the remaining hen to my mother's. We are just not turkey people. One thing is they will not stay in confinement and we do not have fences high enough to keep them in. The other thing is they are a huge mess when they get on my porches. I know that sounds petty but it is what it is and I like clean porches when I rock in my rocking chair and overlook my little farm. :)
They are beautiful though!


Here's Phoebe. She is still our favorite farm animal and we love her!


Ramsey is doing his funniest move here. He is sniffing the air. Cracks me up everytime.


MaeBelle has been growing by leaps and bounds. She is still just as tame and loves us. Don't you love the hot pink halter?
And there's a snippet of one of our little pink pigs. They seem to be filling out overnight. They are still just sweet, sweet, and I can't imagine processing them but Lord willing, they are going to get nice and fat and we will be ready for them to leave. :)


Our chicken who had babies, have all grown up. Six out of the seven babies lived and 3 of them were roosters. Needless to say, we needed no more roosters around here. So 3 of the roosters were processed for our Thanksgiving dressing. They served our family well.


Here's the main man getting the water ready to plunge the chickens in to loosen their feathers.


This is our "make do" killing cone.


One thing that is taking up a big chunk of our time is our little local homeschool group started a boy's basketball team. We were looking for something more local for our son to participate in sports wise. We feel sports are very important for him. Learning to be part of a team and leadership skills are invaluable but we will still want to keep the integrity of our homeschool lifestyle. This has been a blessing.


The Scott County Flames
Our Peyton is #4. They aren't winning lots of games but they are having a great time. :)
Here's a snippet of our Christmas decorations.
Our Tree



And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care......

This would be my all time favorite nativity scene. I love it!! It sits on top of my grandmother's original singer sewing machine. I need to put that thing to use.


The kids got together with some of our local homeschool friends and made gingerbread houses. It was a ton of fun and we all had a great time.


I am linking this post up to Barn Hop #40.

6 comments:

OurCrazyFarm said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Loved all the pictures! Hope your medical issues get resolved:))

Greg and Donna said...

I've greatly missed your posts. I think about you often and hope all the medical is resolved ~ you've been lifted in prayer many times! Your little farm sounds beautiful!

Leigh said...

Interesting about the turkeys. We've been talking about getting a few next year, but didn't realize they were escape artists. :)

My son participated in a homeschool football team, so I can appreciate what you say about time. It is so worth it though, to let them have opportunities within a community of like minded folks. Looks like he's having a lot of fun.

Rie said...

Hope all is better. The farm animals look great! I like a clean porch, too. No turkeys here in the city!

Merry Christmas to you!

Don't wait 2 months to write again?!

Sheryl and Denny said...

Hi Trixi

We,ve missed you, glad to see you back. Our Ramsey's could be twins, ours looks the about the same size and he makes those same funny faces. Hope your christmas was a merry one. Waiting for our Rosey to lamb in Feb. can't wait.

LadyLydia said...

Love your chickens! I have 5, each a different breed. They are all named, and each one has a definite personality. The eggs are delicious.