Friday, May 27, 2011

The Case of the Messy Pants

I was in our shed cleaning out the chicken brooder(we have 50 meat chicks...very messy). I peek my head out to see how the kids are doing and see little Addy had stripped down to nothing. I asked her what she was doing? She replied causally, "I pooped." Sure enough she had quite the messy back-end. I told her to wait outside until I got the wipes and a clean diaper. While doing this I could hear her yelling at the dog,
"No puppy, stop lickin' my butt!"
"No lickin' my butt!"

Talk about disgusting!!

Mud and More Mud

First let me just say that these pregnancy hormones are getting the best of me. How is that your kids just seem to know when your patience is lacking and test it every second? Well the beginning of this week I decided to buckle down and do laundry. I had maybe 5 loads to get through and wanted them all done by the end of the day. The kids were playing outside. I heard Gavin crying so went to check. Axel and Addy had made the long hike across the field to a food plot that Kent had plowed up and left Gavin behind. I didn't think much of it and went to check on the animals. Next thing I know Axel is back and Addy is screaming bloody murder. She is still out in the field. Axel and I head out to get her leaving Gavin crying/ screaming because once again he is left behind. We finally make it to Addy whose feet are stuck and had been knocked down by our dog. She was covered head to toe in mud. I had to take my shoes off to get to her because I too kept getting stuck. We made it back to the house and immediately through all my screaming kids into the tub. What did I get out of the deal...oh yeah another load of laundry. Then lunch and I sent them back out without clothes on and told them to not go near any mud. Wasn't long and Gavin comes screaming to the door. He has mud in his hair, and all down his back. Then around the corner comes Axel looking oh so innocent with hands covered in mud. That was it I'd had enough it was nap time.
After another bath and a fight to get everyone calmed down for naps...there was PEACE.

That evening the kids got a hold of some permanent markers and did a little art work on the walls, couch, and themselves...just in case I didn't have enough to clean up.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Where's the baby bunnies?
Good little momma rabbit.
There they are...buried under a mound of fur! We haven't counted them yet as they are just days old and we don't want to disturb them too much. There is at least 5 little ones in there though.
Our little meat chicks. We have 50 total. We have lost one so far.
Their brooder in the shed.
We got some kittens yesterday. Two little boys. Addy is loving them as much as she can and Axel has become their little protector. They carry them around everywhere.

Here's our piglets at 10 days old. Already digging around in the dirt and trying to eat grass like their mommy.

Happy Momma!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Addy with the Piglets

The Piglets Are Here

Cute little fuzz balls.
Time to eat!
Mama and her babies

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another New Addition!

Our new Puppy. Name still pending he answers to Puppy right now. Anyone got a good one?
Our little farmer.
Look who surprised us and came to help out on the farm!!
We put him right to work.
Flowers are starting to bloom.
Addy giving Renee a pat the night before she had her babies. More pictures of that to come.
Where the chickens take up residence.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Catch Up Post

A homesteading kiddy pool.

I had just finished helping Axel get dressed after stripping down outside because his clothes got wet, to look out and see Addy stripping because her clothes got wet. This whole muddy country thing is going to take some getting used to:) The kids are going though way too many outfits.
Papa Mike taking our new tractor for a spin.