Flooding in January

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Last summers flooding issues really put my stress at a whole new level.  Whenever they say rain is in the forecast I get a little anxious.  After this past summer we know that our flooding issue needed to be addressed, and we put it on our to do list for the spring. However, now I’m rethinking this and it has gone to the top of my list of things to do and start working on it this winter.

I took pictures and videos all morning of the flooding as it progressed. This area is out our side door off the kitchen.

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Falling Down Fences/Gates & A Bathroom Window

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I was sitting down to start my first blog of the new year, and noticed that I never posted this one from the fall! Not sure how that happened, but hope you enjoy.  : )


We have a lot of fence lines and gates, and they are all overgrown with weeds and falling down.  We never got to them last fall, due to our house being as my daughter called “broken”.  This summer we gave up on the property clean up, and also thought that it would be better to wait until stuff started to die with the season change.

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Fence/Gate between the 2 barns.

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Round 2: Chicks for the Spring

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Now that I have gotten my feet wet in chicken raising, I decided it’s time I up my game. The coop we built can hold up to 40 chickens, and I plan on reaching close to that number. I want to add white, blue, green and very dark brown eggs to my mix, so here are the new chicks I ordered from Meyer Hatchery!!.

Exchequer Leghorns – Ordered 6 of these. They are excellent producers and should give me almost one egg a day.

 

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