"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Farm Update

Life on the farm continues even though I have been neglectful of any updates. We had our first freeze over night and so it is time to be sure that every animal has warm snug shelters. Second saw two coyotes by the tool shed yesterday afternoon, and now we are on heightened alert for the farm. We have had some missing hens and now we know the source. It hasn't been as cold as last year, so I was surprised to have the coyotes so early. We will be sure to keep a look out for those rascally coyotes, as they have been a thorn in our farm. I believe we will eventually have to get a Great Pyrenees as we have researched a great deal about how they are animal friendly as well as perfect protectors. Below are some photos from this morn

Ruth's lamb a ram wearing a nice wool coat.

Paint with the kids, brown one- Roey, Black one Petra, and white one Nevada!

George lives on as we had one goose hatch this year. This is Ganzo.

Yes, Colonel Sanders is still with us. He has been granted a stay and will live his days out chasing hens, scratching the ground and enjoying the simple life on the Double Nickel.

November treat...

We had a late broodie hen hatch two chicks which is concerning as winter seems to have slowly arrived. Winter, even in the desert is not the best for the youngest of the farm critters, but we will do what we need to, to make sure the chicks survive.
Here are the late chickies with Little Red Hen in the brooder.

Life on the Double Nickel is peaceful and full of projects! We have plans for a larger barn, more trees, and double the garden. Indoor projects continue as well, the biggest being the kitchen. For new readers I need to share that we began this farm with the goal of creating a home and farm that is low cost~or no cost. By this I mean that we are utilizing salvaged items or restored items in all of our projects and minimize our waste by implementing it elsewhere. This includes the animals as our initial start of animals was from bartering.

We are not part of any popular movements crying climate anything , instead are a family that wishes to realize the American dream without the cost of time away from the family to achieve it. We prioritize our faith and salvation in Jesus Christ first and foremost, then our family.

Jennifer

8 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Jen,

You have great priorities!

The farm sounds like it is going well!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Everything looks great!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs Farmer Mr Farmer Loves YOU ever so much

Humble wife said...

Mrs. Rabe- why thank you!

Adirondackcountrygal- :) thank you

Anonymous- *blush* <3 u 2

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Oh, what a relief for Colonel Sanders ...I'm sure he is most grateful!

Great Pyrenees are wonderful livestock guardians and equally protective of their people. You won't be disappointed.

Blessings to you and yours!
: )

Humble wife said...

HB- I really like that old rooster, or maybe I would not be so kind!! Lol, actually he is a pretty neat bird that an older couple from the mountains gave us- a few years ago. Yes we had heard that about the Pyrenees and actually knew friends who had about 4 of them! thank you and to you and YOF too!

Jackie said...

I giggled at the "November treat" caption!

Humble wife said...

Jackie- *wink* Don't tell the turkey!!