Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Days on our Urban Farm ;)

I broke down, and bought the kids a little bigger pool, rather than the 4ft wide baby pool that we have had for years. The older kids couldn't be more ecstatic!! It took a little bit of moving until I found the perfect place in our yard, our driveway!

Since it needs to be level, this seems to be the only decent place to put it. We layed out a couple tarps and set the pool up on those. Our cars seem to block the street and not having close by neighbors, it seems to be in a safe place. Since the pool is only knee high to Logan, Lucy absolutely loves it, to her it is giant!!

Morgan, Logan and Ethan are so pleased with the size too, since they can all fit at the same time!! The older ones swim in circles and Lucy goes everywhere! While the kids played in the pool, I mowed all of the push mower areas of the yard. (I know how to use the tractor, I just don't know how to start it!!)

While we were doing this, Jason and his brother Dave went to pick up our chicken coop. This was no easy chore as it was at the bottom of a yard that is a complete slope, the same angle as our driveway (rather steep). Jason is so handy and built a skid to place under it. He and Dave jacked the coop up and slid the skid under it, connected chains and pulled it right up the hill with Jason's truck. Got it up on the trailer and brought it home. He unloaded it with the tractor and we now have a coop for the chickens we will soon be able to get!!! Jason found it on Craigslist, we were able to get a deal on it!!
Actually, I just ordered the chickens I wanted from Craigslist!! Buff Orpington's that were born on Valentine's Day this year. They are just beginning to lay eggs!! The kids are so excited as am I. Jason has a little bit more building to do, nesting boxes, and a pen for the little girls! I have a few things to buy for the new additions to our family, watering & feeding supplies!! It is so fun to see how excited the kids are, being able to soon have chickens in our yard. (And of course I am probably the most excited for this new little adventure we are taking on!!!!)


At August 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Fun pool days!
The chicken coop is adorable! It looks more like a play house!

At August 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Ida Hangartner said...

BECAUSE!!! It is a Playhouse!! ;o) Isn't it cool!!!

At August 5, 2010 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Oh! Good idea! You should have happy chickens living in such a nice little house! Maybe they'll lay more eggs!

At August 7, 2010 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Robin said...

So when are you getting a cow?

At August 9, 2010 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Ida Hangartner said...

With Friends like you who needs a cow??? ;-) Love ya!!

At August 10, 2010 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Boy, people think they can get away with anything if it's followed by a "love ya"!

At August 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Ida Hangartner said...

Does that mean I got away with it??? You're the best!


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