9/19/08

This girl is a woman now...

It's a special day in every young girl's life when she is transformed from a child to a woman.....

or, uhhhh....

in this case, from a little chick to the BIG CHICK on the block.....


Hooray for Belle- she laid her first egg yesterday!!

Snifff, snifffff... I'm so proud....

I think she is a little full of herself right now, since Gertie, Sadie, and Clementine are about a month behind her in reaching egg-laying age.
I haven't got the heart to tell her she's no where near REALLY BIG CHICK status if you compare hers' with Sarge's....


Just act like you never saw that last picture-I would hate to ruin her moment of pubescent poultry glory.





These next photos are posted to keep my marriage intact....
Hubby took the Farmall to a plow day last weekend, and the next day he excitedly asked,

"Did you put me and my tractor on your 'website' ?"
(He still doesn't understand what the word BLOG means, so he won't use it in a sentence...)

Me: "ummm.... no.... Did you want me to?"

He had this sorta crushed look and said, "naw, that's okay..... you've just always put them on there before, so I just thought..."

Well, I've been feeling like a real horses' hiney ever since, so....



I call this picture "Meeting of the Minds", or "How many people does it take to fix one of these things?".




I LOVE this barn....



Cough, cough....

Pretty tractors all in a row...




And what am I doing during all this?



Working REALLY hard!!

9/11/08

I think I'm in Love.....

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful in all your life??? *sigh*




Meet my new Silkie babies..... (My good friend Carole from Fowl Visions already knows about this... sorry Carole, this will be old news to you....)

This is Clementine......



This is Gertrude (Gertie)......




And this is Sadie.





And here are my original three-



Belle....
Beau....
and Cecil.....



I'm having a serious case of Chickie Love. Please bear with me.






I even love them from behind.....



*Sigh*.....

9/8/08

A New Look

There's a new look around the Fraker Farm- the house and the blog both got a makeover!! I hope you like the update! (Both of them!) We're still not completely finished with the "Labor Day weekend" project... (ahem, thank you very much, Hubby dear.) Only one more side and it will be completely done.

This is what we were up against- the mildew and getting the old stain off....






Here you can see the difference-

the way the front porch used to look.....


and the way it looks now.....




Whitey crows his approval. I guess that means we did a good job....




Now I'm off to catch up on what YOU'VE been doing!

9/2/08

Be back in a couple of days...

Apparently Hubby wanted to keep Labor Day weekend true to it's name, so we are in the process of staining the log siding on our house. (Which means pressure washing and scrubbing the mildew and old stain off with Clorox, then re-applying a new stain over the entire house.) Wouldn't you know, he picked one of the hottest weekends we've had in a month to start this project... jeez. (I've already tried whining and it's no use.....)
I'm off to pick up a paint brush in my poor Carpal tunnel-afflicted hand (this excuse didn't work, either), so I'll be back in a couple of days with pictures of the finished project.