Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Around the farm...

Before things started to get extra busy with the wedding, we went around and took a bunch of pictures of some fun stuff on the farm. The next few posts will not really be food related, so I apologize early! As with all of the other pictures, don't forget to click and get a bigger view if you wish!

The farm is in Southern Minnesota - near Albert Lea. As you first drive by the house, you notice this sign.

Mom has a ton of chickens and they are really producing the eggs this year. She sells them fresh from the farm and at the local farmers market.

As you can imagine, there are plenty of birds that hang around the area. Mom has lots of bird feeders and houses located all over. Here's a small one hidden in the midst of a very large pine tree that seemed to get a lot of traffic.

This feeder was close to the house and could be seen outside the kitchen window over the sink.

Even though our pups are still at Jeff's Moms house in PA until we get settled in out here in MD, we did get a chance to see Max's papa! This is Jax - we originally got him as a birthday present for Mom so she could breed her female American Eskie.

Since you have seen baby Sam, you know there must be goats around the farm. When you even think about getting close to the fence, they come running for some attention! These guys are way too fun to pass up a chance to pet.

And since we mentioned him, here is the baby as he goes on his daily walk. Yes, he is getting walked around on a leash - one of the younger kids was taking him out... (and boy did Jeff get jealous!)

So now you have seen some of the area that I grew up in. I have some more pictures that are less animals and more views that I will put up in one of upcoming the posts. Next post I am getting ready to talk about the preparation for the big wedding on the farm! Mom had all sorts of small things going on - this is of a small wagon that she turned into a stand that held a display for cards to be put into!


  1. Please ask your Mom if I can come for a visit. My two year old would love it there.

  2. I love all these pictures and tales of the farm. Looks and sounds like a wonderful place to grow up. How could you possibly separate that from your love of food?
    Good luck in your latest venture.

  3. Oh I am so jealous ... farm life is definitely something I could do. :)

  4. Great pictures! It looks very peaceful there. Have fun at the wedding!

  5. Personally, I love this series of pictures! The goats are adorable!! I can't wait to see more.

    I've been reading a lot lately, but haven't commented in months. Lazy, I guess, hehe.

  6. Linda - Hee hee, I am sure she needs a few months rest after how many people showed up - but after that, I bet she would be willing! She could always use some extra hands!

    Anon - Thank you for the encouragement!

    Cate - Me too, it was quite beautiful.

    Barbara - Thanks - the wedding happened last weekend, but I'll talk more about that soon!

    Teresa - I'm glad to hear people don't mind so much the off-topic posts!

  7. I love the farm photos! Can't wait to see more wedding photos, too!

  8. I'm a poor little girl in GA looking for a home on a farm -- think your Mom would adopt me? Will work for food! Gee, what a great place to grow up. How could ou leave it?

  9. just wonderful pictures.....looks like a heavenly , peaceful place.more!