First of all, I sincerely apologize for not getting this post up sooner. Time has been flying by the last few weeks and just when I feel like I've gotten "caught up", I realize there's a whole other list of "to-do's" that I have completely overlooked. So here we are, 10 days AFTER Valentines Day, but I wanted to show you a little bit of what we worked on that weekend.
Some people give romantic gifts. (we do also)..., but we also give practical things like saw blades, screws and manure. Ha! Regardless of the holiday, Farm Guy likes to be working on projects for me around the house. It's his way of showing me how much he loves me and cares for me. Finishing up any project is always something I can truly appreciate.
I actually was able to get quite a few seeds started. It was lovely outside for most of the weekend so I was able to sit outside, enjoy myself and get lots of new seeds planted up.
Noahh stayed busy, and kept us on our toes by causing as much trouble as possible. You know, typical toddler stuff.
Since we removed the deck a few weeks ago, we've been without a set of stairs coming off the back of the house. That's right, no stairs! Just a short ladder that we had to climb each time we wanted in or out of the back of the house. No biggie, but it was certainly getting old.
Erick had all of the materials we needed weeks prior to the project, but we just kept running out of time. It was nice that we were really able to focus on this big "to-do" that had been plaguing us for a few weeks.
While Erick built us a new platform and steps, I visited the chickens. Fluffy butt here was being quite the show off. She's so pretty, I just wish those feathers on her feet could stay clean! They really add to her charm when she's all "cleaned up".
So I want you to meet "Danny". (as in Danny DeVito). I named him this because he's just SO tiny. Even smaller than our smallest hen, "Anime", our Red Shouldered Yokohama. We adopted him after we re-homed our malicious Polish Roo, "Nugget". We felt like the girls still needed a guy around, but I didn't want to fear for my life each time I went into the chicken run. So this guy seemed to be the perfect fit for our flock and family. Seriously, he's just the smallest little guy and a complete sweetheart.
My precious "Anime". This girl is one of my favorites! (mostly because of the super small, white eggs she lays)...
The girls blessed us with a beautiful Valentines Gift as well. So many pretty eggs, all different and unique, just like they are.
Farm guy actually had gotten quite far along in this little project while I was meandering with the chickens...
Noahh just loved helping Daddy. She handed him each screw that he needed to secure the deck boards to the framing.
He actually completed the whole project, I just failed to get a "finished" picture of it! I'll have to do that for you in the next few days so you can see how beautiful it turned out. Now we have a nice little "landing area" when you step out of the back door, and a few steps leading you down into the covered patio area.
...and LASTLY for my Valentines Day surprises, Farm Guy magically constructed me a brand new farm-stand bench made completely out of reclaimed wood. I LOVE IT! For those who are able to visit our farm-stand, you won't be able to miss it. All of our goodies are placed on top of this rustic table, built by my favorite guy in the whole wide world.