Sunday, June 3, 2012

Farm Day Yesterday......It Was The BEST Day!

Hello Sweet Ladies,

What a fun filled day I had yesterday on the farm. Worked, worked, and worked some more. I cleaned places that needed cleaned for some time. It was wonderful. 

Moved teenage chicks to a new pen that I put up. I used old wire panels. A friend gave us a ton of them. We use them as a support for our tomatoes also. I use zip ties and then hook how many I need to make a square. Yesterday I used two existing pens for two of the sides. I then use the smallest chicken wire that is 3 feet tall and with ZIP TIES. I tie it all around the inside cage. I start at the bottom of the cage, level with the ground. It works fantastic! Then we put a panel on the top, lay a piece of plywood, run some chicken wire over the top to brace it down and ZIP TIE the chicken wire to the sides of the cage. I don't want to go into a lot of expense until I can build another coop off the old one and this works great. Fill a small galvanized wash tub with dirt add some flowers and the area looks sweet!  

I cleaned all around the outside of the big coop.......much needed! It was so fun to burn old wood that had fallen from the wind storms. I raked and raked and raked! Filled this bucket with dirt. Planted some of my many little plants of shasta daisies I have that I started last Feb. They are coming in so handy. They will be all over this farm by the time I get done!!!!!!!! Just what I wanted...shasta daisies!!!!!! See Mr. Turkey to the left. He is getting all fluffed up!  Silly guy!

I  repaired one of the rabbit hutches that was given to me some time back. It will be great for something! When it gets warmer I can put the baby chicks out for the day so they can get some fresh air. I filled an old small milk can with dirt and planted some more vinca. Vinca does great here in Kansas, rain or shine. Just needs some water. I enjoy looking at pretty things as I walk around the farm. Doesn't have to be much or perfect.......just pretty! 

Moved Momma Hen, who I bought at the Yoder Auction into a bigger cage. She and her babies were scratchin' all day long. Babies are really getting big. Won't keep them all, probably will sell at the auction. 

Momma kitty was being sweet and letting kitten have a snack. They were not even sitting.....they were standing. Sweetness!

I started at 8 in the morning and finally quit at 9 last night. Farmin' hours.........LOVE IT! The weather was wonderful and the company was perfect.......sweet man was walkin around farm...... doing farm knowing he is mine........made my day a sweet memory! 

Just wanted you to know that I loved, loved reading your stories. I felt like I was getting to know you a little bit better. Thank you so much for those who did it. I know you are also busy, but the time I spent at my computer reading who you are..........I was overwhelmed with gratefulness that I can call you my sweet ladies and friends! God has truly blessed me and I so want you to know that! Thank you. If you didn't write........and you have time today.....just jot a little something about yourself! What you like, what kind of things you do......anything! 

May you be blessed today and able to get some rest. I will be enjoying worship and my sweet family!

Hugs to your day and Lord bless!



  1. First I want to say I always enjoy your photos of the farm , they are wonderful. I grew up in a family of four children , three girls and one boy , I am the oldest girl. Our home was in Cape Breton an island that is part of the province of Nova Scotia ,a very picturesque province with mountains and the ocean combined. My dad was always into harness racing horses so I love horses and wanted to have one of my own some day but that has not happened. I became a nurse and moved to the mainland and married and had three wonderful sons who are now grown with families of their own. Lucky for me I now have seven grandchildren to love as well. hugs Sheila

  2. How pretty all your little flowers scenes are! I too like to plant in various things! I have 3 old washtubs around the farm that I have flowers in! I love to garden, knit, crochet, sew, quilt,read, etc. I lived on a farm for about 4-5 years as a kid & got the bug! I have loved animals & such ever since then. We have goats, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, & 1 guinea! My husband is very loving when I want more animals! He likes the work! Between hiw work, the church that he pastors, & the farm he is one busy man & I love him! God has been my strength for many years & has brought me through soooo much-I praise Him daily! Thanks for your sharing of your life through this blog! May God continue to bless you & yours! Karla

  3. Hi Linda,
    I LOVED hearing all about the happenings at the farm. I can imagine your animals are really happy living at Prairie Flower Farm :) :) Your mama kitty is so sweet and takes good care of her kitten :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. Hi Linda,
    I so much look forward to reading your blog every day to see what the Lord is doing in your life and what things are happening with your animals. You asked us to tell a little about ourselves. Well, I was born while my dad was in seminary. When I was 18 months old my dad had his first church in Sacramento, Ca. When I was three we moved to Taft, Ca. where my sister was born. I began going to Kindergarten in Taft. Then we moved to Redwood City, Ca. where I went to school from the last few months of Kindergarten to 5th grade. Then we moved to Richmond, Ca. during the last few months of 5th grade. I started 10th grade before we moved to Buena Park, Ca. I rode the school bus to high school in Anaheim, Ca. where I graduated. I enjoyed growing up as a PK. I didn't seem to mind moving because I seemed to enjoy meeting new people and going to new schools. My sister didn't like to leave her old friends. The longest my dad pastored a church when I was growing up was about 5 years. In the summers, we would go to our church's Boys & Girls camps and Teen camp. I enjoyed it very much. Even though I grew up in the city, I really enjoyed the out doors when I would go to the church camps in the summer time. We always went on hikes, so I always seemed to come home with poison oak which didn't bother me too much. I enjoyed my childhood very much. My father was a good pastor and my mother was a good pastor's wife. They were good parents, too. They both loved the Lord and were a great influence on my life. I accept the Lord as my Savior when I was 8 years old and have had a relationship with him since. The Lord has been so good to me. He gave me a wonderful Christian husband and four wonderful children, two wonderful 'son-in-loves', 6 wonderful grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Well, that is a little bit about my life. May God bless you and your family.

  5. "Doesn't have to be much or perfect.......just pretty!" I ♥ this line! I think I'll hijack it!


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