Farm Live Along With Good, Bad, and Trying Times, 2020

All three of our Dogs play well together now. Fear was that they would not all get along when Zoey came to guard the farm animals. They are best sisters and watch out for each other.

Today I woke up excited that it was Friday, May 1,2020. The sun was shining at 6:30 and I was going to conquer the world, or maybe what needed to be done on the farm.

But, the bad had to mingle with the good right away. The dogs went out and I went to feed the ducklings, goslings, and chickens. Just as easy as you can lose a thought, the dogs were gone. One place in the fence line out by the road gets washed out when we have a lot of rain. They seem to know when that is, and they scurry under and run the neighbors field and check out the cows. If you have an English Bulldog, you know they can not run free. They can run a couple of laps, then they need water and to take a nap! They finally came back and thankfully weren’t hit by a car. Daisy will probably sleep all day!

I have said it before, we get a lot of rain, and boots and raincoat always stay by the door. No complaining when you can look out and see wildflowers, flowers, and green trees. We have three large garden plots that might need to be mowed before we can plant seeds! 🙂 The good part is that we should be able to do some tilling tomorrow and plant our seeds since we have had a few days free from storms.

The chickens are ready to go to the coop and they turn 8 weeks old May 5. We have not been able to put them out there because of temperatures dipping back down in to the 30’s and 40’s through the night. We have ducklings and goslings that need to take over the larger part of the nursery. Then turkeys are arriving in a week and a half.

We still have 2 goats that like to escape their pen, but we have goats that are content. They are a joy to watch run and play, butting heads and doing a goat binky. Our oldest daughter told me her bunny binkies, but I had not a clue what she meant. It is one of the cutest things to see as they run and jump. They look so free and happy! If I can get the goats on video, I will share with you.

My parents live with us, and the good is that they live with us! I can still laugh with my dad. I can still ask my mom how she stayed on such a great schedule every day and still cook, clean, shop, garden, can, go to school, be a pastor’s wife, and raise children.

We miss being with our huge family during these trying times, but we have so many ways to connect and we are very blessed. Always in prayer. Have a blessed day :)Jen

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