Friday, February 17, 2012

Clearing the Camera

I have my camera with me pretty much all the time, and I take a lot of pictures around here. Many don't warrant a whole blog post, but I wanted to share some of them. Enjoy!

Caught Fitzer with his leg behind his head!

For the first time in our lives, we have a garage! David leaves before me in the morning, so I let him park his car in the garage so it's nice and toasty for his drive. The cats love to play on his car!

He gets his blue eyes from his dad :)

This is an oldie but a goodie taken last fall. I saw this mug at Barnes & Noble right after we moved out here and had to have it. This is probably my all-time favorite quote and one that kept us going when we had our house on the market for a year, took it off after no offers, then decided to put it back up for sale again. We knew our dream was living in the country and working towards becoming self-sufficient with our chickens back where they belong. It was the life we had imagined for ourselves. With all the setbacks, we had to keep going in that direction and knew it would happen someday. And here we are! 

I thought the long commute would start to wear on me after a while, but I actually enjoy it. When I'm driving home towards the sunset and catch the sun just on the horizon, I'm so struck by the beauty and overwhelmed with gratitude.

I love my neighbors :)

Arrrrr, mateys!

My grandma's tiny dog, Roxy.

Not sure who was more curious here!

Four of our hens are laying again after their winter molt!

That's all folks!



  1. LOVE the photos! Each one captures something about life on your farm. You're going to think I'm corny, but I'm going to admit this - I felt like crying from happiness for you when I read the caption about you driving toward the sunset and being overwhelmed with gratitude.

    Also, I adore the photo of kitty (is it Fitz?) looking at guineas. Fantastic!

    1. Awww you're so sweet! I don't think your corny! Often times I tear up in those moments. If there's a baby cow nearby, tears are guaranteed. If the baby cow is running or playing with another baby cow, tears and high-pitched squeals are inevitable.

      It is Fitzer B looking at the guineas. They normally don't come up that close to the house, but I think they saw Fitz looking at them and were curious!

  2. The vista from your porch is amazing! Blessed you are...


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