Ducks waddling onto the porch to drink from the cat’s water bowl, chickens carrying baby moles across the yard only to see the scurry away a few moments later, chickens sitting on the back of my miniature horse, my pig, Arnold, oinking at me each morning when I go out the door – these are the best days on the farm. That is what made me decide that I should call this a funny farm report, because there are days that I have to take a double take to really not think that I am crazy.Those are the things that I deal with on a daily basis.
I normally write this report on Friday, but I just didn’t find the time to do it Friday. My husband and I were in Bloomfield, Indiana closing a deal on a 3 acre plot with a pole barn on it. We are the official new owners of it and I am happy to say that we may be able to operate a boarding facility there at some point or it may become the home to the petting zoo for autistic children that I am helping a friend get started. We aren’t sure yet what we want to do with it.
I have started making dog treats that I am selling for $1.00 per ziplock bag that I will use the proceeds from to help with the zoo. We are in desperate need of fencing and supplies for her to start this zoo this summer and I am doing all I can to help out. Once it is going, I intend to open a small gift shop there as well to help promote horses and other animals that help in the therapy of children with disabilities. I have thought about asking my daughter’s boyfriend to do some speaking for us as he has spina bifida and yet does most anything that he wants. He does not allow the disability to confine him and his goals. Sometimes the kids just need to hear from someone other than a doctor or parent that they are capable of doing anything that they want to.
My brother has now come to live with us and so we are a little more crowded on the farm. I am hoping that he can find a steady job and a place to live soon. I think that we need to turn some of the farm into an apartment building as it seems that I could charge rent and never have to worry about working. I might make everyone a chore list this week. I have already asked my husband for a dishwasher so that I can cut my load down some. Especially considering that my daughter and I will be starting school soon and my days will be a much fuller day than it is now. School usually takes most of my morning and then my afternoon will be filled with writing on here and my blog.
I have a few new ducks that I need to get photos of and put on here. I will try to find time to post a slideshow on here tomorrow of the new barn and some of the new farm things that I have not gotten a chance to show off. I am attempting to sell a couple fo miniature horses now and I am thinking about getting an alpaca. My husband is not keen on the idea, but I am sure that I can get him to agree.
For now, I am going to make this short as I have a lot to do and I have a big day planned of writing tomorrow. Hopefully, I will get to write the report again Friday and I hope to have plenty of news for you. Take care and may God bless each of you that believe in Him. Take time to hug someone today and make sure you give your pet an extra treat- you never know when you will lose them. “Y’all come back now”.