Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

It's been a marvelous Springtime here on the land.  So many things to be thankful  Robert's started on the wrap around porch covering, which will be painted white and the roofing will be the same copper metal.  We've picked out the perfect blue for the porch floor - it's called, 'Gettysburg' and I cannot wait to start staining next week.

Porch Progress...

 Some of our new birds...
we added four ducks and 8 chicks this spring....

guinea hen

always fun to feed the chicks watermelon, they love it!

What's blooming...


we have hundreds of butterflies flurrying about...
horse crippler cactus - beautiful pink bloom

my little naturalist photographer (shooting with my old Nikon)
yellow indian paintbrush
indian blanket - firewheel
yellow crab spider having a snack!

thistles almost ready to bloom 

barrel cacti are starting to bloom

We continue to live the dream, which is about working, learning and enjoying our land.  The children are definitely our most beautiful blooms!  We hope everyone had a lovely Easter!
Easter 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

In December & January....

House progress...

Robert has managed to hang up more sheetrock and we have a DOOR on the bathroom, actually we have doors on all the rooms!  It really is the little

We ended up having some SNOW in December, which our friends not far from us only got a dusting, but  we got to enjoy a few inches.  I also noticed one morning the frost on everything was glistening like sugar crystals, it was beautiful.

Our small pond started to freeze over....

ladder backed wood pecker

hermit thrush

northern mocking bird

lark sparrow

Audrey's rabbit trap, covered in

I convinced Betty with sweet feed to pose for me in the snow......she's looking thick with her winter coat and continues to entertain us with chasing the car when she knows I'm coming back from picking up kids and she'll get some treats or following me on my walks in the woods because she thinks I'll feed her extra hay or sweet feed.  She and Sonny chase each other around and it's always makes me laugh and makes me think we have a lot of 'crazy' going on in the country.

winter berry on this pencil cactus

Nature continues to reward us with so many new experiences to capture.