Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hot, Hot, Hot

Greetings!  Today I am going to formally (or informally) complain about the heat.  It is 100 degrees today and I just hate the heat.  It is so hot out there that you can't even enjoy doing any outdoor chores.  Chores is definitely what they become when the sun is burning straight down on you.  As I type this blog post I am hot and I am indoors with a cooler on! 

My garden is growing, but seems to be slow to start this year.  I am hoping now with these hot days that everything starts really growing fast.  Our tomato plants seem to be really lagging.  Of course the weeds don't seem to have any problem!

I put our "babies" with our older chickens and turkeys two days ago.  They all seem to be working well together.  The little ones still have their Mom (Edna) looking out for them too and she reestablished her place in the pecking order right away.  I would guess Edna is number one behind Red, our rooster.  So, that is a good place for her to be in keeping the little ones from getting picked on too much.   The little turkeys are really getting big and I would guess we will figure out if they are male or female soon. 

Well, off to make dinner.  Cheers!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Newest members on the farm

Greetings!  On this post I thought I would share some of our newest members of the farm.  This Spring, we decided to try and see if one of our chickens (Edna) and our turkey hen (Mary) could hatch eggs.  Sure enough success!  We ended up with five new turkeys and three new chicks.  Mary wasn't much of a Mother so we gave all the "babies" to Edna.  The picture below is of our new turkeys.

This picture is of Edna.  She takes great care of all the chicks and loves doing it.  We love having our new little birds on the farm.  Cheers!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Early Summer Blooms

Greetings!  My flowers are starting to bloom and I thought I would share some of the pretty colors already showing up on the farm.  I love flowers and each year I add new ones.  We have a lot of land to cover, but I love doing it! 

 The purple flower in the picture below is actually sage (the herb) and I only planted it last year.  This year it is huge and has beautiful purple flowers, not to mention the honey bees love it!

The Asiatic lilies are so pretty, but unfortunately only bloom once.

 My hollyhock I planted from seed last year and already in one year I have tons of flowers ready to open up.  Aren't they a unique color...such a dark red that they actually look black!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

pictures of some of our animals

Back at it!

Time to start blogging again.  I got out of blogging, but I decided it is time to start up again.  We are still working on the farm and I will get some pictures posted this week.  One of our chicken hens and our turkey hen both hatched eggs this Spring.  We ended up with three new chicks and five new turkeys.  Our chicken Edna is taking care of all eight babies and she is loving every minute of it! 

We have our garden planted and is really growing now with the hot weather that just kicked in.  Our farm is a lot of work and at times we feel overwhelmed, but when we look out and see views and beauty we just can't give it up. 


Friday, July 6, 2012

here we go!

Wow!  It has been since November since I last wrote on my blog.  I have had a few friends and family asking me if I was going to start blogging again.  So, I decided it was time to get back to it.  Life has been busy for us here on the farm.  I will put up pictures on my next blog post.  We have lots of new things going on here.  We built raised beds for our vegetable garden and created a path area to get to it with a blend of vegetables, herbs and flowers throughout.  It is growing great and I love it. 

We also have a lot of new animals. We lost our Sammy (wiener dog) this Spring by getting run over by a car.  That was a very tragic day for me and I still miss him.  However, we adopted a two year old wiener dog named Roxy and she looks so much like Sam.  Then about two months ago we got a standard poodle and we named him Gus.  He is a riot and we all just love him.  This Spring we also got three Alpacas and they enjoy the pasture all day and night.  We got new chickens as well, 25 to be exact.  We will eat some of them and keep some for egg laying.  Last and least we got ducks and geese.  The ducks actually I like, they are pretty neat.  However, the geese are gross, annoying and so messy.  We are likely going to have goose for dinner here soon. 

Well, I am excited to be back to my blog and look forward to writing about the weekly adventures of Danforth Farm.  Cheers!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


It has been over two months since I last wrote on my blog.  I have been having some health issues and so my blog hasn't been a focus.  Our farm is doing good overall.  We did have pumpkins for Halloween and I carved one of them with my kids.  We have had such nice Fall weather and it is so great for the kids to be able to play outside still.  I have kept my beets in the ground and covered them with hay and actually just had some for dinner the other night.  It is great to still be able to get vegetables from the garden. 

Our chickens are still doing good.  We tend to let them free range more often and they love that.  Our cat loves that too because she either goes in the hen house or teases them while they are out.  Max (our rooster) and Sylvia (our cat) were having some words today and oh how I wished I had a camera at that moment.  We are still getting about 3 eggs per day.  Life has slowed down overall now that Winter is headed our way.

Well, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Cheers!