Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Changes Around Our Little Homestead


We have made quite a few changes around here this Spring. Our Willow tree has gotten so big that we had to extend the flower bed around it and plant more flowers. Ben saved an old bench that one of his friends had planned on dumping and it made a perfect spot for mama's pictures.


We finally got around to planting the flower bed across the front of the house that I have wanted since we built the place! Ben had a stash of salvaged mismatched bricks that we used to line it with and the were just enough left over to make this little walkway in front of the door. I love it!!! I've wanted it so long and it turned out so much prettier than I even imagined!


A few weeks ago we extended the goat pen all the way up to the house. Now I can see my little goats from the porch! It's so cute! When we go out and call them in the mornings we can hear them running up the hill from the barn! I can even see them from the window over the sink now too. Oh, and do you see that milk stand that Ben built? Next week we start milking goats! 

In this picture you can see how close to the house they are now. Next we start planting the veggies! I'm really pumped about that....cucumber tomato salad can't be made soon enough.

I'm signing off here for a few days while we visit with some old friends from New York, they will be here until Tuesday. I hope to get some good shots of Brandon milking the goat. He has no idea that he has to do this yet, but Ben and Katie can talk him into trying anything. LOL! It will be priceless, I promise.

8 comments:

Marla Cain said...

Samantha, your place is a little slice of Heaven. I do so love it!

Cat said...

Love it. Wish we lived out in the country :) So serene and peaceful

Debbie said...

Your home is simply beautiful. I may almost make a person (in town) a bit envious... ;)
Have fun with your visit.

Julia said...

So pretty and restful!

Josette said...

I love when bloggers invite me into their homes. Love the milking stand...maybe one day I will have goats!

Jeannie B. said...

That is a lovely willow tree. Very romantic!! And I have old bricks around my front flowerbed too. I like them.

organicmommy said...

Your place looks amazing! We bought our place not even a year ago and I have so many ideas but they all take time. It is fun to watch how others make the changes that they too truly love

Sarah said...

such an amazingly peaceful home you have!