Friday, May 22, 2009

Fun Farm Life!

Since moving to St. Johns things have been so fun and so crazy. We are renting from my brother-in-law, Matt, and we love it out here. They have 10 acres of land and we are on the outskirts of town. It is nice to just let my kids run around and play and not have to worry about them running into the street. This is the house, it needs painting and some yard work done in the front, in time it will come!
It is so nice to be closer to Larry's job. I see him so much more now, and I love it. It is also way cheaper to live here too! The crazy thing is that because we are saving more money and we live on lots of land, Larry has started a farm for us. Seriously no lie. We have over 25 rabbits,

Here are just a few of them.

4 ducks, 10 chickens, 1 turkey, and 2 roosters.

We would have had 13 chickens and 3 turkeys, but we get bull snakes on our farm too and it ate 2 turkeys and killed 3 chicks. Then it got stuck in the cage with the other chicks and turkey. All of this happened when Larry was gone. He wanted me to get the snake out! HA! He had to call his friend to come and do it. I could do without the snakes, Larry says they are good for killing the mice.

I would much rather have a cat to do that then a snake, and I hate cats! We will probably get one though for the mice. Not too excited about it, but I know it will help and the kids will love it.

Here is our dog Copper, the kids love him!

We will be getting a horse soon from Uncle Neuel, but right now we are horse sitting for some friends of ours. Here is a picture of one of them.

Then Larry really wants to get a milk cow or some goats in the future. Who knows, we will just have to wait and see. It is nice and all of this will help us become self sufficient and teach our children responsibility and good work ethics, but almost every time he goes to the feed store he comes back with something different. He has the cutest childlike grin when he comes in and that's how I know he bought something. It drives me crazy sometimes, but all of it will be worth it in the end.
We have even started planting a garden. The picture was taken about a week ago, but we have finished making the rows and planted some corn, watermelon, and cantaloupe. We also want to do cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and maybe some carrots. I am excited about it and so proud of all of Larry's hard work. Thanks babe, I love you!


Evvie Turley said...

Oh my word! I didn't know you moved! How sad! You're still coming to Friday volleyball, right? I haven't been able to come cause I've been working full-time again but I'm trying to talk my boss into letting me have Fridays off (i hope!). I LOVE YOUR FARM! What a great place to raise kids. Having land and animals is so wonderful. It will teach them a lot and make good workers out of them. It can be a lot of work, but like you said, well worth it in the end. Just steer clear of the snakes! Yikes! Enjoy it over there. :)

Megan said...

We have 2 roosters you can have to replace the ones you lost. Just come and get them and they are yours. I am with you I wouldn't want the snakes around either.

Jon and Rach said...

You totally should have saved that snake for me!!! Next time, just put it in a box! lol

Amy said...

That's not the house I remember them living in! Wow it's big and nice! Make room for the farm too! xoxoxoxo

Browers said...

It looks like you are having a blast in SJ, lucky...wish we could move up there already! Not sure if we ever will though, time will tell I guess! Love the farm you've started, and the soon to be garden! Oh, and congrats on being prego with baby number 4! Glad you are doing well! :)

amy and luke said...

How fun is that!!! You are going to have your own petting zoo here pretty soon. You will just have to get some goats too. Well I hope you enjoy your new little farm and garden.

Jaime said...

Oh snakes....they give me the willies!!