Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In the beginning... the inside

Not sure the best way to share these, since there are a lot of them.  Here are a few random pictures, and after we finish completely, I'll share each rooms before- during- after progress.

In the beginning... the woods

The woods, as you can see, need some work also.  For the most part, it is gorgeous back in there, but there are a few spots that are trashed.  We are hoping the contractor gets a dumpster and puts up there, so we can use it.  If he doesn't, then we will have to look into renting one in the spring to get all of this cleaned up.

Certainly not pretty, but it is what it is!

In the beginning... the yard

Just a few of the outside view - before we got started on it.  You can see that the yard needs a lot of love, so we are glad that the contractor will be working on the inside, so we can focus on the yard.
Looking towards the road, from the driveway
Wellhouse in the front yard
Looking towards the house, from the driveway
The front flower bed - that the reality company mowers destroyed
At least the roof is new!
North side of the property
From the road looking in
From the northwest corner of the property
Looking towards the backyard
North property line
North property line, from the woods
Partial shed in back/side yard


Monday, August 29, 2016

It took a while...

Four months to be exact... from the first time we looked at the house until the day we closed!  But, it's ours!  Contractor says that remodel should take 4-6 weeks, so we are hoping to be able to move in mid-October!

We are excited to finally call it ours and cannot wait to get started on making it a home for us!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A few more of the newbies

We think we have all of them named - but need to make sure the names fit!

I think this is Stunk - can't tell if the stripe is down the back or not in this picture. 

This is Henrietta - Samantha named her from the movie The Good Dinosaur.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Because they are like a drug...

So, this happened...

It wasn't completely me - although I did make the drive to get them!  Roger wanted Silkies and these mixed guys were free - so we added 6 more to our mix!

They are hard to see, but there are two yellows and four partridge babies in there.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Their first night out

Tonight was their first night staying out overnight.  They put themselves to bed all on their own!  Hopefully it will be this easy all the time!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chicken tractor

Roger made us a chicken tractor. I am waiting for him to share pictures of the process so I can share them on here. 
Once we get moved to the new property, Samantha and I may paint it.  Unsure of the colors yet - we are thinking traditional barn red with white trim. We will use this as a place for breeders, keep one roo and a few ladies for him in there. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hard lessons learned

Well, we have already learned a few things - the hard way!  Lesson number one: cedar bedding is toxic to baby chickies.  Along with the few we didn't expect to make it - because that's just simple chicken math - we lost several to the bedding. 

Of our 13 original, we have 4 thriving and surviving chickie teens! From what I have read and people I have chatted with - I think we have two lady chics and two roos! 

In order from left to right:

Coon, Eyebrows, Dexter and Duckie

Yes, they are inside in my kitchen floor- it was temporary while the crate was being cleaned!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Our first learning experience

Headed to the Small Farm Animal Auction in Saline County this morning - came home with 13 Plymouth Barred Rocks - straight run. Will certainly be a learning experience for us!  They are hanging out in a tote until they get bigger and we can get a coop or tractor built for them.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Just looking around

A view from the road - from the SW corner of the property (or pretty close to it)

Just some of the backyard area:

At the midway gate looking at the back of the house:

Monday, May 9, 2016

So~ this is happening?

So, after years of searching and prayers, this is finally happening! 

We put a bid in  (& were accepted) on this house and 10 acres in Faulkner County!