Thursday, May 1, 2008

Down on the Farm

I thought I'd let you see what we are up to here at home. We have some baby chicks and baby ducks and we're waiting to get the garden planted. Spring comes later here in SE Idaho than the rest of the world.

This weedy part of the pasture is what the garden spot did look like. Aren't the snow covered mountains in the background pretty. On a clear day we can see the tips of the Teton Mountains and in case you're wondering--yes buffalo do really roam that pasture area to the left--4 of them in fact. They live right next door to us.

Ta-da! No more weeds--at least on this half. It's all been very neatly turned and tilled and waiting for our weather to warm up, so we can plant it.

The baby chickies--Mildred, Myrtle and June. They are Araucana chicks that will lay blue colored eggs. Now how fun will that be to get to bake with blue colored eggs! They're only 3 weeks old right now and they look a bit frausy since they are loosing their baby chick fuzz and getting their feathers.

Then we have Weezer, Wilma and Jemima (Puddleduck). The brown ducks are Ruins. They are the domesticated version of mallards with the mallard colorings, but they don't fly. And the little yellow duck--Jemima--is a Pekin duck and will be all white with a big orange beek when she grows up. These little ducks are just 2 weeks old and spoiled already!

And this is what my yard looks like today--all white with fresh snow--on MAY 1st!! This is why the garden hasn't been planted yet--hopefully soon--very soon! And that is Springtime at my house.


Rhonda said...

Wow! Snow? It is 73 degrees in NWA and windy! We have not planted the tomatoes yet we have had some freezes at night. The new foul are very cute. Where were the buffalo and llamas? I wish I had neighbors like that. But do not envy the snow. Love the garden spot. Nice and big. What are you going to plant. Who tilled it? The husband? Does the little girl help? I know the big kids don't. Pops has already planted some veggies. I have peas and onions and that is it.

rebecca woodward said...

Oh, this makes me so homesick for Idaho! My sis lives in Ashton and we grew up in Blackfoot. Love your blog!

rockriverstitches said...

Cathy, Loved the pics of your little ducks! Cute as can be! And the snow!:)

Pond Creek Primitives said...

Hey, Cathy ~ LOVE those precious duckies !!!! And they all have names ... what a hoot !!!! Spring has been slow in coming to Missouri, but it's finally starting to peek out !!

Belinda "Bee"

Primcyn said...

Great pictures and blog Cathy!..By the size of that garden, I see you have your work cut (plowed) out ..wish I had some of that straw for my garden to mulch with..too cold here also but did get onions and radishes in. the little chicks and ducks are so sweet!!!!

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Cathy, we had the May 1st snow, too!! Today is a beautiful near-70 day, with lots of sun and just a bit of a breeze!! Love those pics of the chickies and duckies...what fun!!! Stop by my blog for a give-away!! Hugs, Trudy in Colorado

Debra said...

It looks like you have a great home there! Very big garden spot!
very cute duckies!
it is still so cold here in Illinois too! I only have onions & radishes out. The lavender I planted last year looks like it is doing very well this year.

Stephanie said...

I would love to come visit there someday, it looks so cozy !
Have a wonderful week,

softinthehead said...

I absolutely love the ducks! Reminds me of when I was a kid and my mother's obsession with raising ducks. We had wading pools for them everywhere....we lived in BelAir, Ca. at the time. The obsession ended up being re-located to Knottsberry Farm in So. Ca. I will never forget my mother's ducks! Thanks for goggling that memory for me....Pam