Friday, March 26, 2010

A Day At The Homestead

Days at Hidden Haven Homestead seem to go by so fast. Waking up to the sound of crowing roosters. Trying to get out of bed without disturbing Rusty or Troubles. Enjoying the sounds of the early morning while getting dressed to go feed the critters. The bunnies greeting me at the doors and even nibbling out of my hand as I fill their food bowls and give them treats. The chickens waiting impatiently till its their turn for breakfast and have them rush at me like vultures. Charlotte and the piglets hear me coming and are eager for their feed and treats. The piglets are already eating food alongside mom! Ms. Scarlett and Rhett Butler wait not so quietly for their breakfast. Checking to see the new baby bunnies, how many chicks Momma Hen hatched overnight. Making sure Momma Goose and Tessa the Turkey are doing okay while sitting on their eggs. Make sure the teen chicks aren't fighting over their breakfast and Fred the Turkey is saving some breakfast for Tessa. Make my way down to Lady and Tramp. They care more about their doggie treats than breakfast. Polly buries her doggie treat for later and eats her breakfast. Kuma enjoys the rubs and conversation over breakfast but gets down to it as I walk on to fill the bird feeders. Then its on to breakfast for Bud the iguana, Troubles, Whiskers and Rusty before I get to have my own. After breakfast its cleaning the cages and pens, raking and dumping the poo in the mulch pile. Work inside on downsizing for a little while before heading back out for yardwork, gardening, and decluttering buildings and things outside. The sounds of the animals talking to each other in the background is so calming. Watching the birds at the feeders and birdbaths is so relaxing. And then its time for evening feeding. The days are busy and go by so fast but I am enjoying every minute. I am so blessed. I hope each of you have a very blessed weekend.


JoyceAnn said...

Sounds wonderful , I love hearing the roosters crow in the morning too. I'm glad I decided to get roosters.
Bet , Rusty and Troubles love it there with all the other critters.

~ Many Blessings ~

madcobug said...

Sounds like a very busy but pleasant day. Helen

Anonymous said...

oh i love this post! i so wish i lived outside of the big city sometimes - this makes me yearn for it.

Lib said...

Sounds WOnderful! I am so Happy for you!
Hope you have a great wk.end!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wondrous Spring morning! I am sorry I missed your birthday dear friend. Sending along a big hug and lots of love.

PEA said... sound so happy and're home:-) You love doing what you're doing and there's no hiding that fact. My prayers continue for you sis, wanting only the very best for you. Love ya. xoxo

Kelly or Alex said...

Glad to see you busy and happy. It's strange how that goes hand in hand. Hope the bad weather missed you. Give the piglets kisses and hugs. I love piglets. They are so cute and smart.

Connie said...

Hi Peggy,
So glad you are on the farm doing what you enjoy so much. I know the animals love hearing your voice, feeling your warm hands as you love on each one and just having you back in their lives.

Good luck on the "decluttering" its a hard job to decide what to keep and what to get rid of - I was doing the same thing last summer.

Have fun my friend and God Bless you each day.


DayPhoto said...

You really do sound happy, Peggy. I wish you could stay there.