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Looking back… Living the Farm Life for a Year

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I can’t believe that it’s already been one year since we made the move from a subdivision to some land out by a lake here in southern Idaho.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a southern girl and ache to go back. That includes God. God also knows I love animals and living on land… lots of land. So when my husband and I decided to stick it out here in Idaho until he’s out of the military I began praying again that God would bless us with some land and animals where we could learn about animals and life on a homestead in general.

And that we did…

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It’s Spring again and boy did we learn a lot in this last year!

 Soon we will be planting our 2015 garden and we are all excited! It was so awesome to go outside and pick fresh lettuce for salads.

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Want your kids to love vegetables? Grow a garden with them and let them eat food they’ve picked.

This year some things will be different.  We’ve now lost 3 of our 4 heritage turkeys, one to a predator and two to what we assume was a thief. Last year we had some vandalism on our property and so did our neighbors. It seems to have started back. Both our neighbors and us are having eggs stolen.

We figure… if they need them (or our turkeys) that bad then they can have them.

With having a new baby I want to focus on him. We’re now down to no ducks. However they do fly back and visit us from time to time. That’s pretty cool!

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We’ve still got our first two goats Clove and Nutmeg.

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And our tom “Tom”

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We’ve also still got over 20 chickens and one rooster whose crow makes our farm a farm as far as I’m concerned.

Although we won’t be buying any more animals until we’re down south we’ll still be learning. All those sweet chickens will be butchered and provide our family meat for the winter.

Next spring we won’t be planting a garden. Instead we will be organizing and preparing to move the following summer. We’re all looking forward to that. Until then…

We enjoy the homestead God has blessed us with for now.

A few more pics from the last year on our little farm.

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And of course the most important thing that happened on our little homestead this last year…

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Now here…

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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Amanda May 20, 2015, 5:51 am

    I love being able to look back on all God has done in our life. Thanks for sharing your story on the Homestead Blog Hop!

    • KristyQuinn May 20, 2015, 9:10 pm

      Thanks Amanda! You’re right. It is totally amazing to be able to look back and see all God has done in our lives. I look forward to reading and meeting people through your blog hop soon! 🙂

  • Jody May 29, 2015, 1:10 pm

    I hadn’t caught up with you in awhile and it was so very good to see your year in pictures! The many blessings God has given you this past year was amazing! He is so good! Love seeing all the family and especially that new little wonderful, handsome boy!

    Blessings to you all and hopefully you WILL get to move to the South someday! 🙂

    Always Experiencing Him,
    Jody

    • KristyQuinn May 31, 2015, 4:55 am

      Hi Jody!

      It’s always nice to hear from you! I’m going to have to force some time and take a trip on over to your blog so I can catch up too. 🙂

      lots of love to you!

      Kristy

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