Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Around the Homestead

The kids in the neighborhood are on spring break this week. William decided to let them help till and plant their own little garden.
7 kids each planted a row. There are going to be all kinds of things growing. I just hope they will eat them. A few took a break to ride bikes.
Or to have a slice of bunny cake before going back to work in their garden.
Scooter and Harley have some new friends. We have more baby ducklings that have joined the 2 buddies. Scooter seems to fit right in with all of them though he and Harley still stay close to each other.


Anonymous said...

What wonderful memories these children will have from this experiment. I hope they have a lot of success and love everything they harvest! That's a cute bunny cake too! You and William have a good night.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, I love the new look of your blog. You are just so creative!!!! My poor blog is just plain-jane!!!! ha

Glad you are helping teach those neighborhood kids about what is important in this life... So many kids don't get the opportunity to work on a farm, or plant a garden. You are giving them a great education.

Thanks for another great post.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Is that your motorhome? blog details


I love ducklings. I want some...put them in with my soap order!!! lol

Brenda Eason said...

How sweet the children like to hang out at your place. Must be special to them.

grammy said...

How wonderful that the neighbor kids get to plat a garden (and eat bunny cake) at your house. Those parents are lucky (o: I think ducks are cuter than baby chickens...I remember how the two we had followed me all over the yard. so cute.

Raggedy Girl said...

It looks like a lovely camp. And the kids sure looks like they are having fun.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

JoyceAnn said...

You and William are wonderful to help those kids learn about gardening , they're Blessed to have you'll in their lives.

Love your Bunny cake , it looks so cute , I know the kids enjoyed it. Curious J and his Mom made one for our Easter gathering.

The ducks are so cute , we're getting 2 for the grands soon. My Mom's friend has some eggs hatching next week I think , can't wait to add to my flock.

~ Spring Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great day,the ducklings are too sweet.

PEA said...

Gosh, it's hard for me to fathom being able to plant a veggie garden at this time of year! lol We can't do that until the end of May/early June because there's still chance of frost before then. I bet the kids will have so much fun seeing how their rows grew when they come back:-) That bunny cake is just so cute...send a piece over please:-) Love ya sis. xoxo

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
What a wonderful thing to do for these children!
Love the cute cake!
Have a great wk.

L.Howerter said...

aww, I want some baby ducks! they are so cute.

I think it is great to get the kids involved with their own garden. Our kids love having one.

Small Pines said...

Such a nice thing to be doing for the kids - and they are learning while having fun. I think the garden might actually hold their interest through fruition! Duckies are gorgeous!

meggie said...

The wee goslings are so cute- so Easter!

Patty said...

Looks like a fun week at your homestead. Things are busy here as usual. Had to have a kid de-horned this week. We have always disbudded early but this one sort of slipped by

Joyce said...

I am a city girl so your blog is so interesting to me. We just took our grandson to the petting zoo this weekend and he loved the goats. I love your photo of those little ducks. So sweet. Thanks for sharing your photos with me.

DayPhoto said...

Spring break here also, but without the sunshine. Just wind and rain, and snow and wind.


Mary said...


I'm glad the kids got to plant a garden. I know the boys will eat things that they grow. We always plant tomatoes. They won't eat the ones that are bought in the grocery store, but will eat the ones that they help to grow.

Sorry I haven't been visiting much lately. With my knees the way they are, I can't spend much time on the computer. I need to keep my feet elevated.

Have a great weekend, my friend.

Dana said...

I love the bunny cake Peggy, did you make that?

Jenny said...

I would have loved to be a kid in your neighborhood growing up! What fun these kids must have with gardening and animals-snacks included! You're giving them such wonderful memories.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

So now you have become grandparents to the neighbourhood. Good for you.

I hope the kids know gardens have to be weeded and watered. I hope they show up for this and not just for the picking and eating.

Rosa said...

Well, I hope you saved a piece of cake for me. Those duckies are just too cute. I just want to cuddle with them! Awwwwww. xoxo

Barbara said...

Peggy Love your new blog look,=. Now sure when you find time for everything. With the two baby goats I am raising and all my other animals, there never seems to be enough time for extras. love the baby ducks, we just bought three more, maybe we will have some babies not.

Kathleen Marie said...

Oh wow! It is definitely spring at your house and what a fabulous experience for those children! What a wonderful thing to let them do. I hope you enjoy some fruits of their labor as well.