Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, November 16, 2009
Our biggest news of the year is that we are expecting our first child! The baby is due November 29th and we are getting very excited as time is nearing closer and closer. We have chosen to be surprised as to whether we are having a boy or a girl. I have been busy getting the nursery setup and think we are just about ready, although I am sure when the baby is here we will be completely lost!!
I will blog more about the nursery and post some of the baby shower pictures in the next post. This post is a pictorial tour of some of our highlights from the year...
Jesse had built a chicken coop for a friend of mine and it opened the floodgates. He built quite a few chicken coops and marketed them on Craigslist during the Spring and they were a huge hit as more and more people are moving towards sustainability. There was quite a movement of people adding chickens, even in the city to provide a source of eggs for their families. This is one of the styles of coops he built, he created many different types of coops depending on what the customer was looking for. The link to his website is: http://www.caprikodacroft.com/sullivancustom.html
This is a picture of our garden from the barn roof. This picture was taken sometime in July. We look forward to our garden and what it can provide us each year. Jesse spent a lot of time improving it from last year and each year it will get a little bit better. We were blessed with lots of fresh vegetables all summer long and we canned quite a bit as well. It is exciting to be able to provide ourselves with food that we grew all winter long. It is one step in being sustainable, which we both enjoy.
Here is some of our garlic that was harvested, this year we planted it in October and are looking forward to our crop next year.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
For Christmas, Jesse made me a wonderful sign for my goat business. A majority of it is hand carved and I was blown away by it! Today we posted it out on the road in front of the new fence that he built.
We decided to put a decorative fence up at the front of our property to add a little privacy as well as frame the front of our property. Our goal is to have a bunch of bushes planted in front of it and it will be so pretty with the plum trees in bloom later on this year. We also still have to figure out something for the top part of the fence.