This Week at the Farm 15: Ready for the Farm Babes!
I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ll tell ya we’ve been busy and I’ve missed sharing all we’re up to! But it’s been one thing after the next to get things done in time for those farm babies and I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and share our progress!
But I’m going to get you caught up this week so get ready for lots of fun progress articles coming at ya! 😉
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So let’s talk about what we’ve been up to this week at the farm 15: we’re ready for the farm babes!
We finished getting the barn stable ready and will be putting a few finishing touches (like straw bales) to it this week! We replaced some exterior boards, boarded up a few holes inside, replaced 7 windows, and put in a new floor! I feel really good about the space we’ve created for the farm babies! I think you’ll be shocked by the before and after!
Ed and I also finished securing any gaps and openings in the fencing that we installed last week. We pastured in 560 linear feet of fencing with 108 fence posts, not including corner and anchor posts. We still have to cut down the height of the wooden posts and then I have to finish painting them! In these uncertain times we’ve tried to be extra resourceful and I’m excited for you to see what we came up with!
Below is an outdoor area we threw together. We’re loving the new pasture view and can’t wait till there’s some sweet little faces in there looking back at us!
Rainy Day Project
We’ve also had some rainy days sprinkled in and during them I deconstructed a chair! It’s my favorite one so far! I got the chair taken apart and recovered except for the cushion. For now, I just have the fabric wrapped around it. And I’ll be sharing it with you soon after I finish making the cushion cover! Wish me luck! Haha!
We’ve also been enjoying some days with the windows and doors open! Nothing better than letting that fresh air in! And just like kids the dogs want to come in and out as often as we do! Lol!
Speaking of farm babies 😉 this will be the last “This Week at the Farm” article without our new babies in it!!! Yep that’s right! This is the week we’ll be bringing them home! Y’all typing that gives me butterflies! I’m so excited! It also feels a bit surreal!
A Real Farm!
Ed and I both grew up on small farms, but neither of us have had the kind of animals we’re getting! So I’ve been reading and researching for the last 6 months. But obviously reading about and having them are two very different things! Also, because they are our first “livestock” type farm animals at the farm it’s made me a bit reflective of our journey here.
It feels like one of those moments that will mark a time before we have them and then everything after. Because it will feel like a real farm, ya know? So I’m just trying to soak it all up and enjoy the excitement of bringing home our first farm animal babies!
I’ll be sharing them here with y’all first! And I feel I should warn you to prepare for absolute cuteness overload! I receive weekly pictures and videos of them and the cuteness level is ridiculous lol!
I also want to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for being here and sharing in our excitement as we move forward creating this life we’re so passionate about! If you’ve been here awhile you know that this was going to be my last year teaching before taking the blog and my social media accounts full time. It was already a leap of faith, but the current state of our world has made it even more intimidating to pursue an entrepreneurial small business path. You being on this journey is what makes it possible! So just THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
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Stay safe my friend!