Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Our Animals

 Ty riding Scout for the first time. 
Our goats and a Kid.

Ty was getting his first pony ride on Saturday.  He did quite well.  Not a whimper out of him! 
Last Saturday we brought goats home to our barn.  Three Nannies and one Kid.  Two Nannies are about to have babies, so we are really excited about that! Bailey, Tayler, and Jake are each purchasing a Kid as an investment.  They have worked hard and saved the money to do so.  The baby that Tayler is holding is Jake's kid. He named her Jumpy (self explanatory name, right!?)  Bailey and Tay will choose their kid from the babies that come this month.  

Let me tell you how we hauled the goats home. he he he...

We do not have a pickup.  We don't have anything by which to haul animals home.  So, I took to the internet and googled 'how to haul goats home with a van'.  Yep.  That's how I figured it out.  Jason took the back seat of the van out, put a tarp down and duct taped it to the sides of the van.  Then he laid wood shavings down.  He also put up cardboard as a 'gate' to keep the goats from coming to the front of the van.  The three nannies were in the back and the kid was with our kids (lol) in the middle (the previous owner thought the baby may get smothered if she was back with the nannies while driving).  They hauled them home on a two hour drive.  They arrived safely and I couldn't wait to get out to see them (I stayed home with baby Ty because there wasn't room for all of us).  They are doing quite well in the barn and we are just waiting for the babies...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farm Fresh Eggs

 The other day I went out to collect chicken eggs.  I started laughing when I found this huge one in the 'Chicken Motel'.  Can you guess which one I am talking about??
 Here is another angle...
The one on the far left is the big one.  I don't even know how that hen laid it!  I couldn't wait to get back to the house to weigh it (that is a favorite thing for us to do: weigh the big eggs we find.)  The biggest egg we have found so far weighed in at 2.8 ounces.  This huge one weighed a whopping 3.4 ounces.  I haven't cracked it yet to see how many yokes it has, but I am sure excited to do that soon!  I will let you know what the outcome is.

Do you have Farm Fresh Eggs?  We love them.  I started selling them a few weeks ago.  We have 22 laying chickens and 50 chicks we just picked up last week.  Those will start laying in August (hopefully).  I will be making a 'Farm Fresh Eggs' sign for the end of our driveway so we can advertise and sell more. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

From Scratch Tortillas

So, I did it.  One day a while back I needed tortillas and I didn't want to run to the store.  I made them from scratch.  And these are my families ultimate favorite tortillas.  The kids get so excited when I make them for supper!  They are simple to put together and taste outstanding!

Flour Tortillas
4c. flour
2tsp. salt
1/2c. shortening
1 1/2c. warm water (add more if dough is dry)

Mix flour and salt.  Cut in shortening.  Add warm water and kneed dough.
Split into 12 balls.
Let rest for 15 minutes.
Roll out thin.
Cook on skillet (high heat) until golden spots appear.
Flip over, cook until golden spots appear on side two.
Kid Tested. Mother Approved.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Four Kids and our Horse

 Here is a pic of all four kids.  Ty is growing every day.  They all love Ty and we love all our kids :)
We also added a little horse to our family.  'Scout'.  He is gentle and perfect for the kids as their first horse.  I enjoy going out to the barn to get him ready for a little walk around our place.  We hope to add some goats soon, too!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Our Baby Boy!

 Ty Oyen Coleman
December 27, 2013
8lbs 9oz
21 inches
Our little baby boy has arrived and are we in love with him or what!!  He is such a sweet and mellow baby.  If you are wondering where we came up with the middle name 'Oyen', it's my maiden name.  Norweigen, can you tell?  :)  The kids love their baby brother and can't get enough of him!