Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A New Project, New Family Additions and More!

Happy Spring!!! Ours arrived with lots of rain and dreary today! But I'll take that over the snow my family and friends are currently getting in Maryland and Pennsylvania! If you live up that way, stay safe and warm!!!

A project that has been keeping me very busy and away from blogging is making over our kitchen on a budget! Our current home was built in 1968 and the kitchen I don't think ever changed, lol. It was almost a deal breaker for me when we saw the home, but we loved the property and so many other features so Jerry promised we'd fix it up as soon as we got some money saved... so March 18th marked 2 years we've been here and all this past week we have been making some changes. Can't wait to share it all with you but here's a sneak peek! :-)

One of the ducks we have just walked off her first egg she laid this season. Usually predators get them, but I'm hoping this one has a chance!

Sadly we are only down to 3, we had 8 when we moved here. Some from the prior owner and others are our neighbors, they love our pond! They go back and forth between his and ours. He told us he has had them over 20 years!! I didn't realize ducks could live so long.

So our new family additions, also keeping us busy are baby chicks and ducklings! Even since I have taken this picture they have grown so much!

                                                                So stinkin adorable!!! :-)

We will be getting their coop together soon and as soon as it is warm enough placing them outside. We had chickens back in Ohio and Jerry and Hayley built the most amazing coop! We were sad to leave it behind. I'll be featuring more about them soon.

Ruby and Annabelle were loving their treat of celery the other day and little Annabelle just turned a year old on March 10th!

Having 5 dogs we take turns taking each one out for some love and attention one on one, the other day we had Bella out with us... she was having a grand time! :-)

Filling the bird feeders is a full time job here thanks to the squirrels and I always think it's so interesting to see the strength and determination of a little seed to grow anywhere no matter what the circumstances may be!

          We found them sprouting and thriving on the bird feeder platform Jerry built for them!

This past weekend we spent the day with my dad and went up to the train show. We had a great day. Then the girls spent the night with him at his house and Jerry and I ran some errands, went to dinner and worked on the kitchen. We were going to try Texas Roadhouse but being St. Patrick's Day the line was wrapped around the building! So we popped over to the mall and got subs, big date meal, lol. ;-) But hey just having the time alone to talk and enjoy each other's company was nice.

                                                Kathleen was very festive for the day! :-)

This was such a sad wreck.... the bell is basically all this is left from it.... lives lost, injuries.... so awful!  Here is some more information to read about it if you are not familiar with the wreck.

 Just a quick post today to catch up! Soon I will be posting our kitchen reveal :-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!!



Karen Ann said...

I love your daughters' spirit! And your grounds are beautiful - And.. I had no idea you had so many pets! The goats are adorable :-)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you are doing in your kitchen, Jill. I love a good project.
All of the animals must be quite happy living with you all. The little ducks and ducklings are just the sweetest little cuties. I hope you will continue to show their progress as they get bigger. Have a great evening. ♥

Barb said...

Hi Jill!

Fun post! I love the cute little ducks, so fluffy and adorable!

A kitchen remodel! Can't wait to see photos, I'm sure it will be lovely!

Kathleen always makes me smile, she definitely walks to the beat of her own drum...I love that! I also think it's wonderful that the girls spend the night with grandpa, how sweet, and I'm sure he loves it.

Your date nights sound like ours used to be! One of the best dates I remember when our kids were younger, was getting take-out pizza and eating it in a park...we did that a lot!

Enjoy your menagerie of cuteness!

Hugs and Love,

Dianna said...

I have been missing you. I'll be looking forward to seeing what all has been going on in the kitchen! Glad you and Jerry had a bit of time to yourselves.

McVal said...

I can't wait to see how your kitchen turns out! And you have a bridge... Too cool!