Flowers at the entrance of the Milk Barn, they say "Country Living" don't you think? You are welcome to use the photo if you like.
Today I moved the little chicks that I got for my birthday out to the Old Milk House. It is a small building that they used to keep the milk cool until the milk truck came to pick it up in the early evening. My Mr. Phil's family had a dairy a long time ago. I have made it into a little nursery for chicks, baby ducks and little kittens. One time we even helped a farmer and his wife take care for 2 of their baby lambs. That was a wonderful experience. Anyway I thought you might like to see our little Milk House. It is very old and needs a lot of work, but besides the Potters's Shed it another one of my favorite little buildings on the farm. Some day it will be fixed.............until that day I will enjoy it just the way it is........ Smile.
I have perennials coming up all around it. Green is starting to pop up out of the ground.
I can open the window on the side when it gets warmer.
Love this willow wreath at the top of the door, don't you?
This is the door to the entrance of the Milk Barn. Notice the white wash sides.
I think it is kind of neat how the person that built this little barn used scraps of wood.
If you opened the door this is what you would see. Not real pretty, but very practical! On the right are the new little chicks. They have a light in the cage, so they will be nice and toasty warm. I also put a towel over the top and side to help. The left cage will be for the baby ducks. Today Orscheln's called and said that the little ducks are in. They are to little right now and are in the house until they get a little bigger. You will love them!
Oh, how I love farm life. I thank my Heavenly Father all the time that he let me homestead
as a little girl with my parents in Alaska and since then I have lived on a farm in Kansas! He has let me love the simple things in life. I am truly very blessed and very grateful. It has been a hard working life and farming is definitely not easy. You never know if you will have a good or bad crop. It was a life of faith and you know what? The Lord always provided. Always! Many time our family has gone to a field and got on our knees asking the Lord for water on the crops. It was amazing to see that sometimes He would answer and give us rain! We may not have had everything we wanted, but it was everything we needed. To see the farm still in the family after all these years, working side by side with Grandma and Grandpa when they were alive and now with our family, it is a wonderful thing! We have prayed much that the Lord would hold the farm together and He has. Even in the real hard times He was so faithful. I am sure you all have the same stories to tell about your life. It seems to be getting harder out there. People loosing their jobs...............but I do know, if we all take care of one another...... we will come through with His help.
They peep all the time.............. when they are not sleeping.
Last night our youngest daughter and I got on the floor with them,
they followed all around.
They are a perfect addition to Prairie Flower Farm.
A galvanized pail, 2 baby ducks, water and a family! What more fun could you have? Even though they are not very old they can swim. God thought of everything. I am so glad!
I have a special little boy in Thailand that looks at all my farm animals on my blog and some children here in the states. This video is especially for them.
We moved from our old farm to our new farm over a year ago. The farm we live on now has been in my honey's family since 1885. A homesteader acquired the land first through the Homestead Act in the year of 1878. After he homesteaded the farm for 5 years and living in a sod house he sold it to Ira and Rebecca Stubbs. We are not sure if they built some of the farm house we live in, but we know it is very old. It has lots of work to be done and so one day we will enjoy fixing it up. I love it because it is Phil's families farm. It will be a place that his siblings and other generations will be able to come back home to and experience the same family farm. Both Grandpa Jack and Grandma Jo have now gone to be with the Lord. We are the 5th generation to live here. Our children have had all of their holiday dinners in this home. Now their children will continue to have all of their holidays here. Life goes on from generation to generation. I am running a purposeful race. Running to win and receive a prize. I pray that my grandchildren will choose to run with me......... to win!!!!!! Hope you enjoy the pic's!
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I spent a little time with Clarice yesterday. She reminded me that she was 97. I will post more about it tomorrow. She is soooooo adorable. She taught me how she make these sweet little crocheted flowers and edging on a towel. With her shaking little hands she said, "Do you have time, I will show you how to make the flower!" I made the time! I have the little flower. I will cherish it forever!! She sent me home with the towel to figure out how to make the pattern. It was wonderful. She is my sunshine at the nursing home. When I go I go to see my Momma, I usually end up crying. She can't talk to me and I miss that so much. It has been a hard road as some of you know who have parents with dementia, but I can love on her and that makes all the difference in the world. I know she knows me and she holds my hand. I will be grateful with that. She is soooo precious!
Remember Clarice gave me the old old apron? Well, I about have the apron ready to go to the printer! Then we will have it as an e-pattern also. Can't wait!
Oh, one more thing. Thank you so much to each of you that stopped by and said thank you for the stitchery and I am glad you liked it. It put sunshine in my day to know that you were blessed!