Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Farm Kids!

Our kids are such farm kids. Yesterday Christian and I were trying to leave and we couldn't find Hans anywhere. When we finally found him he was planting pumpkin seeds behind our house. At school during recess he found a pumpkin that had been broken so he "harvested" the seeds to plant.
My boys also can't understand why I will not let them wear their Mudd Boots into town and Shia just loves these chickens.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

House Update!

Well I have not really blogged about the progress of our house even though I have taken a lot of pictures. So here is the latest picture of the outside. On the inside the drywall is already in and they are mudding and taping it. Our contractor said that we will be in it by Halloween! We are all so excited. They will be working on the rock and stucco next week! It has been really fun to see it all come together. We still have a lot of work to do: fencing, setting up water, setting up pens, moving animals. Hopefully we can get it all done before the snow comes!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Best Little Chicken Catchers!

Bracken and Bree spent a few nights at our house and they were able to help us catch chickens. We had a total of 486 chickens to catch and Christian and I were a little overwhelmed to say the least. We also had shelves for our walk in freezer that needed to be assembled for the finished product the next day. We are always short on time and the butcher was already setting up for butchering the next morning at 4 am. So Christian got to work on the shelves and Bracken, Bree, Hans, and Dane helped me catch chickens. I was so impressed with Bracken and Bree! Catching chickens can be a little intimidating. They will peck at you and hiss while you are crawling (literally) into their huts to grab them. We do it in the dark so the chickens are not running around, so that makes it a little harder as well. It usually takes Christian and I about 2 1/2 hours to catch 200 chickens. Well about 2 hours into it Christian is done with the shelves and comes to help. He is so surprised that we really didn't need him. We had about 470 chickens already caught. Christian couldn't even believe it even though he saw the full crates. He kept counting and counting. Bracken and Bree had a great time and asked if they could come and help us again! We all love having them around and will call them to come again next time!