It’s a farm life for me!

Brian said to me the other day that never in a million years would he have thought to have seen me on a tractor. Nor I him, truth be told. In our almost 25 years of marriage, we’d talk now and then about how much we’d like to live on a farm and now, we are living our dream. Someone pinch me (but not too hard!).
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We’ve been on our farm just a little over two months. In that time we’ve welcomed rabbits, cats, ducks, goats and chickens. In just over a month we’ll be bringing our alpacas to the farm. Five out of six of them expecting crias (baby alpacas) next spring. We’ve also purchased a Maremma puppy who will be coming to the farm at the end of July. As much work as it is – and believe me, it’s a lot of work – I am really enjoying our farm and its inhabitants. I’m in my element, grateful each morning when I rise and in the evening when I lay my head down, that the Universe saw fit to grant us this wish.
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Our farm is open to anyone who wishes to visit. Bring along your water bottle and camera and stay while.
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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa

We’re on the Move!

As of last night, we have an offer on our house! It looks like we’ll be moving to the farm in early April. So much to do . . . so little time! We’re looking forward to the move and bringing our Alpacas and Great Pyrs home. Let the fun begin!

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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa

The ‘ol Chicken Coop

Looking through pictures on the internet of our farm, I found this one of the chicken coop. Isn’t it pretty? Other than the old farm building out front, this is the only other red building on the property. It used to house chickens on the left and sheep on the right. For our purpose, it’s going to hold chickens and ducks . . . unless I can talk Brian into a miniature donkey . . .

It needs a bit of tidying up and perhaps some fresh paint, along with new nesting boxes and roosting bars. I might add some window boxes full of flowers. Do you think the chickens will eat the flowers?

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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa

Day Dreamin’

Now . . . we wait . . . for our current house to sell. My Angels have assured me that it won’t take long!

In the meantime, I’m day dreamin’ about what I want to do with our little gem of a farmhouse.

The short list:

  • rip out and replace the old farmhouse staircase (it’s great if you’re a long distance ski jumper!)
  • add a kitchen island (in white to offset the oak cabinets)
  • replace the tiny kitchen window (rip out the existing window and cupboards on either side and replace with a big ass garden window for more light and a view of the back yard!)

The long list:

  • paint, paint, paint, replace carpeting, paint, paint, paint, create garden with gazebo, get chickens, get donkey, paint, paint, paint

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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa