Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WE HAVE BABY CHICKS!!

Jasmine just hatched three babies so far, two yellow and one black & white. Right now they are with momma Jasmine and are doing fine!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In the Air

The end of summer is in the air. You can feel it in the sun, smell it in the air and see it in the trees.

On a personal note, I'll write back soon on everyone's comments. I'm not that computer smart and for some reason, that I need to figure out, I can't repond back... go figure, it's operator error... me! I'll have Brian look at it and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Sorry everyone!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Butternut Squash

Our first (ever) bushel of Butternut Squash! I hope we never quit being amazed of growing our own food.

We love growing things!

Flea Market Finds

Yesterday's flea market finds... Brian's present, the "PUMPKINS FOR SALE" sign, little duck planter, an Autumn folk art painting, an old metal watering can and a small wooden window. Can you tell I'm ready for Autumn?!?!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday Morning Harvest

Brian and I picked all this on Sunday morning... yummmmm......

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Secrets of Happiness

"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health."
- Julia Child


Monday, August 15, 2011

Farm Hunting - Back on Track


Brian and I are back on track on finding a real farm for us and the "kids."

Just in Time for Tea


I got kicked out of my own chair by four little chickens!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life on a very small farm

A bunch has been going on this summer. We've got good news and sad news. The sad first, Blanche passed away on July 29th and we will miss her very much. Second, we also lost Brian's giant pumpkin plant. The one thing I don't think I'll get use to, loss.

On the good side, in the garden, we may have lost the giant pumpkin but gained a whole garden of veggies! Brian planted about a month and a half ago... corn, tomatoes, more peppers, eggplant, radishes, bean, peas, squash, spinach, orka and a Cinderella pumpkin plant. Here are the "kids" enjoy their time in the garden. Brian uses them as a organic way of getting rid of insects... it works!

We've already got corn growing...

The girls (Dorothy and Rose) love hiding inbetween the corn rows...

Here are the beans and peas...

Our first Cinderella pumpkin...

and here is our new poser of the family... Nigel...

The kid wants to be in every picture. Can you see him in the back? He's following me!

Here's Nigel again, the other fussy butt is his brother's, Duckie, who's camera shy.

You can't help but want to squeeze those little roosters.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This Quote...

gives me hope that we will get our farm, someday.

"Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place."
-Mahalia Jackson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Basket Case...


hee, hee, hee, hee!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Kids


From left to right, Nigel (little man rooster), Duckie (another little man), Rowdy (sweet little girl) and Jasmine (another sweet one).

We love these baby chicks.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Growing Up

Well, the "kids" are growing up fast.


We had to move them to the roost outside with their big sisters... not sure if they are happy about that.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

So True...


"The only control we have over life is how we handle what is given to us."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Other Babysitter

Yeah... not any better than the other one.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Introducing the babies...

I'm guessing it's time to introduce the new Seehafer Farm babies...

This is Jasmine (in remembrance of Jazz). She is the only one who's light yellow. Jasmine's personality is pretty passive, not a troublemaker.

This one is Duckie. Brian named her this because she absolutely loves playing in the water! Duckie has darker markings in her wing feathers.

This one is Rowdy... she is her namesake. Rowdy is the littlest one and SHE IS A TROUBLEMAKER!

And last but not least, this little man (we think) is Nigel. He is always getting the girls in a uproar, another troublemaker.

It just might be me but I don't remember the other girls being very high energy. These little new ones don't stop and if they do, it's only a moment of quiet before all heck breaks lose again!

We love the new babies and they are a great addition to the farm.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Good Babysitter?

Well, we've now got 4 Bantam chicks. I've started my new job yesterday and had to get a babysitter. Mama volunteered for the job...

yeah... right...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Butterfly Fly Away"


Sad news, Jazz passed away yesterday at 5:51pm with all of us around her. We cried and buried her right next to J.D. She won't be lonely up in heaven.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Prayers Needed for Jazz

This is Jazz and how we came about her is a long story. She is a rescue baby chick. Yesterday we had some dear friends come by, Anita and Dennis. On their way home they stopped by Petsmart for dog food for their "kids." At Petsmart was a lady that found this baby chick in her yard. She had no idea where it came from and no idea how to care for it. Without hesitation, Anita called us!

Without even thinking about it, we jump into the Seehafer Farm mini-van to the rescue! A BABY CHICK NEEDS OUR HELP!!!

As soon as we got her home, we got her body temperature up and try her to get to drink water, she was not doing that on her own very much. Jazz (we named her in memory of Dennis and Anita's wonder dog that passed away last year - Jazz was a wonderful dog!) was crying a bunch so I put a couple of stuffed animals in there for comfort and warmth... which believe it or not... WORKED! All night Brian and I were checking on her and the tempature of the baby roost. It was still touch and go with Jazz not drink water on her own.

We came up with a bright idea and as soon as it was 8am in the morning, we headed to Garr's (in Mount Juliet) and bought Jazz four new Bantam brothers and sisters (not sure what we have - straight run.)

Jazz is actually drinking water now with them and sleeping hard with her new siblings. We still need prayers for this little one. Jazz is not out of the woods yet.

Nothing like adding new "kids" to a house hold... breathes new life into it.

Memorial Day


The Seehafer family want to thank all the men, women and their families for their sacrifice, bravery and commitment.

Thank you so very much. You all are in our prayers.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grow


Here's the herb garden on the side of the house. It's so nice to walk out the door to get fresh herbs for recipes.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stormy Weather


The winds last night were just... windy! It was actually windy all day yesterday. We were blessed here to have all our trees to remain upright this morning. Some near by counties in Tennessee had lots of trees come down last night. Thankfully, the news reports that no one got hurt.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Start Today


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
-Maria Robinson