Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Maroney-doo-little clan

We have lived in Hereford for over six months now! It is amazing how fast time flies. It is even more amazing how fast time goes by, but it feels as though little changes. Mark was able to finish tiling the bath-tub, and now we are trying to work on getting the rest of the bathroom done before Cami arrives. There are so many things we would love to do with the house, and property, but it seems that time has the best of us, and we haven't gotten as much done as we would like.

We been able to keep a few things going... Our "farm" family is slowly growing! We got Toby back in January of this year. He is a good puppy. He is definitely Mark's dog! He loves to follow Mark around. I never thought I would like having a dog, but Toby is a good dog, and so I TOTALLY cannot complain.

In April, I started talking to Mark about getting some cats. I'm deathly afraid of snakes, and I was told they keep them down. Mark didn't buy it at first, and it probably was the first time he ever told me no, but I finally wore him down! The 1st part of June I brought home two kittens that my co-worker gave me. We had to bottle feed them for a few weeks, but even Mark was happy to do that! The grey cat is Gizmo and the stripped one is Tiger. Toby is so funny with them. He truly took on the "mommy" role and took care of them.

In April we got out very first chickens! They were so cute and cuddly! BOY do they grow fast! Here Mark is cutting their feathers. THEY are so big and ugly... Did I mention they stink too?!?! But I look at them as a source of food, so I am ok with that!!

A not so good looking chicken. We bought 10!! Seeming how they were so small, they couldn't guarantee that they were all hens. Last night I looked in the cage to find a much larger chicken, that looks quite a bit different than the others... It'll be interesting to see if we have a rooster!!
Mark did such a great job (with the help of his dad) on the chicken coop! I am pretty sure the chickens were glad to get out of their stinky box and outside!

I hope that in next few months we will be getting some fresh eggs!! If nothing else, it's been an experience!
After visiting the farm in Idaho, Mark is more convinced that he wants a cow... Actually 2. I won't be surprised if we end up with them in the next 6 months or so! With that, if anyone ever needs fresh eggs or meat (coming soon), you'll know who to call!!


Salazar Family said...

I LOVE the pics of your dog and kittens... So dang cute!!!

Kathy said...

I agree the pictures are very cute