Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lovin' Country Life

On Labor Day (Sept. 1st), we purchased 2 female goats to graze our land.  They are sweet and friendly.  Our kids enjoy spending time with them.
DSC04842 This is Nubi (1 1/2 yr old Nubian).
DSC04886 This is Vicki (3 yr old LaMancha).
DSC04878 Our boys like hanging out with our goats and our neighbor’s sheep, Midnight.

We have seen 3 deer in our pasture.  We enjoy the visits by a variety of birds.  So far…we have seen mourning dove, scrub jay, steller’s jay, woodpecker, American goldfinch, house finch, house sparrow, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, black-capped chickadee, dark-eyed junco, cedar waxwing, robin, hawk, and hummingbird.  My 9 year old son has turned into an ornithologist! 

We love trees, especially fruit trees :) .  We have 3 hazelnut trees, 2 pear trees, grapes, and blackberries on our property.  We have wonderful neighbors (only 3 other homes besides ours sit on our road).  They have already brought us apples, green beans, cucumbers, canned salmon, and berry cake.  When the weather is nice, we like sitting around our firepit on the patio roasting hotdogs and making s’mores, gazing at the stars at night.  Life is good.  Country life is groovily good!

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