Hot and Grateful

It’s been a hot month, being July.  Doing end of day chores, I couldn’t help but look around and feel so grateful for all God has gifted me with at my homestead.  The horses, goats, chickens, and ducks were all walking around doing what they do.  Me standing there in my glory taking it all in. I love when my kids, grandkids, family, friends, and those wanting to see all the animals visit and enjoy what we’ve created.

Jaxx at 2 monthsJumpin “Jaxx” is now 2 1/2 months old and scratching against everything as the baby hair makes it way out for his big boy hair.  He’s got a lot to learn but doing well.  Legacy and Little America have their routines and love their life now.

Ducks at the poolThe ducks love heading to the pool for swimming and making all kinds of noise.  I suspect in the next couple months I’ll start seeing eggs from them.  Those will be for making country style noodles.

Chickens talkingThis is my gossiping Rhode Island Red.  I say that because every morning and evening as I feed and do clean up, she follows me around squawking and telling me everything that has  happened while I have been away.  Nothing gets past this hen!

Houston at the feederHank scratching head


Hank loves to scratch his head against the scratcher (shop broom head screwed against their feeder).  Houston always wants to make sure he knows where I am.

As I close up the chicken coop, get the goats to the barn, give the horses their bedtime snacks, and having talked with both my sons to get an update on them and their family, I look over at Ed’s shop while he works on his car. With a heavy contented sigh I thank God for my many blessings and head to the house for the evening.

Ed in his shop



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