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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FarmVille to FarmReal

I have finally done it...I deleted my farmville farm (above)! A fun little facebook game that is reminisant of simpler times and was a good tool to show my kids what all the different farm animals looked like. I had almost made it to the top level, but decided it was time to get off the computer and enjoy God's creations for real. If I want to show the kids animal, lets go see REAL animals! Which leads to our next part of this post...

Meet Black, Red, Brown and White (original I know)...Our new baby chicks!
Playing FV reminded me of the years I spent out at my grandparents helping with the chickens and I really wanted to have a farm of my own. But, I live in the city so I thought that would never happen. Well, as it turns out most cities allow just a few hens to be kept in runs without any permits or anything needed. After talking with some friends and going to a petting zoo put on by my friend who has so many beautiful animals, we came home with these little ladies! White and Brown are from her chicks she had for sale. (Joshua also won me a bar of goats milk soap from their raffle!) Black and Red were picked up at the local feed store to be certain we did have at least two girls. We are not 100% possitive that my friend are indeed girls.
I've also decided to give gardening another try and will be putting in some tomatoes, peppers and a few other yummy treats. So, next time you're in the area...Stop by and check out our Micro Farm in the works!

2 comments:

Sunshyne said...

We just bought the planks for my mini garden. We'll have to chat about progress. I'm planting cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and maybe green onions or carrots. Have a topsy turvy with tomatoes and herbs (cilantro, basil, parsly) dill in the windowsill. I want to get chickens but my Josh ain't having it ;) We already have foster kitties soooo....

Squaw Creek Ranch said...

Umm..I just wanted to say that you might want to let your children know that elephants are not part of your typical farm setting. At least...not at our house. ;) You wouldn't need a milking stand or stool though and I bet they'd give more than a gallon a day. It was SO nice to have your family come!