Monday, June 21, 2010

Picnic at the Farm

We had a wonderful gathering of friends this Saturday at the Farm, the weather agreed and everyone had a wonderful time. Andrew took some wonderful pictures, which can be seen here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chickens and first storms.

Two things I never thought I would need or want in my life, chickens and storm cellars.

Today I am grateful for both.

First came the chickens, born over the weekend they came to the house on Tuesday. 9 little hens joined our family. While they have a comfy coop waiting for them, they are safe and warm in the garage with a heat lamp for a while until the reach a safe size. This is certainly a new experience for the Bunbury boys.

The other thing we are grateful for today is a storm cellar. Bunbury Farm is dead center of this map. The skies are dark here and there has been some thunder. Jim is home with the animals, while Peter is safely at work. All the animals seem calm and they are starting to cancel warnings, so hopefully we will be all good.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday morning shopping

So when we lived in the city Saturday morning would mean a spin class at The Firm, then a stop at the Minneapolis Farmers Market then a run to the Room & Board Outlet and a check in a J Crew.

This Saturday while stopping to buy a chicken thermometer at the feed store, Jim and Peter were distracted by the critter swap, specifically the pygmy goats. We are already expecting our chickens, we pick them up Tuesday, likely pecking through their shells as I type this, and now we have both fallen in love with the pygmy goats. This was a shorter fall for Peter than it was for Jim, but we are both there now. These little guys are adorable!

We are still holding to the "next year" plan for adding goats to the Bunbury family, but things often change. For now we will spend our time visiting the goats, and from time to time, J Crew.