What’s New in the Country?

Spring is such a fabulous time of year in the country….new life is breaking out everywhere!

Hidden nest sm

Hidden Nest

Red Bird nest sm

Cardinal Eggs

Waiting to hatch!

Hen is taking a break from her eggs.

The momma hen is taking a break from her eggs.

We moved the garden this year–the deer found our last one and ate everything in it over the winter.  So now….the new one is ‘deer proofed’.  Think this will work?  HA!

Deer proof garden smI started completely from scratch tilling up the ground.  It was quite a job but it’s been fun!

Tilling

Moving right along….look what has come to live on the farm!

herd sm

Yup!  Four minature donkeys!  There are two males (donkey males are called jacks!), one female (jenny) and one foal that I just discovered this week is also female.

This is 'Gertie' and her baby who has no name yet.

This is ‘Gertie’ and her baby who has no name yet.

bucking donks  sm

This is Buckaroo and Gus. Their antics keep us laughing!

Waiting for treats!

Waiting for treats!

The flowers have been beautiful this spring but I also got a big kick out of ‘Tank’ sleeping in the tiny flowers!

Tank sleeping in the flowers sm

 

Amarylis sm Flower box sm Geraniums sm

 

Spring flowers 2013

We also had a wedding here this spring….and the weather cooperated perfectly!

Lanny's wedding

Some horses ‘escaped’ from next door and came for a visit….I loved looking out the window one morning and seeing them in the yard and I didn’t want them to go home!  🙂

Horses a visiting

And last but not least, our weather was so mild this winter that there was some relaxing time before spring got here….here’s Maggie and me.  I doubt we’ll get to do this again until fall arrives!

Maggie and me

Hope you’re enjoying your Springtime too!

Isaiah 40:8  The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Luke 12:27-28 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

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3 Responses to What’s New in the Country?

  1. Amy Schmitt says:

    Hi Anne!
    Such lovely photos! You have been a busy bee! Your farm is a blessing to me and to all you share it with. I love the new garden and all the hard work you’ve put into it. Can’t wait to see what you grow. Many blessings,
    Amy Schmitt
    (Raindrop partner in Branson)

  2. Jackie Luckie says:

    I am so glad Father has blessed you in this way. It’s difficult not to be jealous. Jannie has made it through her hip surgery and is working hard at rehab in Wisteria. Come to see us when you can. Love you, Jackie

  3. APLeavell says:

    Don’t be jealous….you just see all the results, not the HARD work to keep this place up! HA!! Love you…I’ll see you soon. Lot’s of trips to Jackson in my future….

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