Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Weekend on the Farm

The thing about a farm is that there is always something that needs doing.  The original plan of the farm was a nice quiet life, a garden and maybe a couple of chickens.  Now that our boys are nicely settled, we have decided to get back to that plan and so the construction begins....on our new chicken coop.

Our Saturday morning started with a trip to the local farmer's market checking out the chickens that were available.  Saturday afternoon was filled with baking, chores and construction...things that are fun when you do them together!

Logan trying her hand at Monkey Bread

I got to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with Logan making her first ever, and now famous, Monkey Bread.  The hardest part was getting her to be patient and wait for the bread to rise but we both had a great time!  Meanwhile, out in the yard, the construction was well under way. 

Sydney and Andy working on the chicken coop

I never did figure out who was supervising, but the band-aids and injuries were kept to a minimum, the amount of laughter was high and there was a lot of progress made before the rain started.  A very productive day on JADA Farms. 

We also were lucky enough to finally get a break in the humidity we have been experiencing and our boys were loving the cooler temps.  In fact, they were loving it so much that they even put up with a little drizzle to enjoy getting out of the barn and fill their bellies with all the yummy grass and roll in the sand.  The only problem was, all the drizzle had turned their sand into mud.  Our self proclaimed "King" enjoyed himself to the how to get our beautiful boy looking white again???


So even with all the farm projects and chores...we love spending the time together!  And we are lucky enough to have the bonus of being able to hang out in the yard with six very peaceful critters.  Absolute relaxation!!

Hanging out with the boys


  1. I am looking forward to seeing the coop completed! I've always wanted chickens. I have several friends who have them, so I do get yummy eggs when they have extras. And the Monkey Bread... YUM! Love your blog!

  2. Hi Kaylen, well the coop is completed except for the painting....may not look pretty but it is all built with scraps of left over or recycled materials we had around here and the 4 new laying hens don't seem to have a problem with it. Wait until you see the alpacas around the coop.