Taking shape

My goodness!

So much has been going on; shaping up our little farm.

The fence project – is done!!!  The pasture still needs seeded (need a rain, first), but holy-hallelujah, the fence is built!

The goats' new home.

The goats’ new home.

Some more of the new fence.

Some more of the new fence.

The landscaping project is complete:



AFTER [Thank you (Bob) Niestradt Landscaping].

AFTER [Thank you (Bob) Niestradt Landscaping].

Our faithful assistant, Hunter, is home as of this morning – and doing well!  Now, to recuperate from the femural head ostectomy.

Hunter is already much more mobile.

Hunter is already much more mobile.

What else could be new?  OH YES!  Pig-farmer is back in business.  (That, of course, will lead to more ammunition inspiration for my blog.)  I also think that they mean more work for me….  Ah well, meet the new additions – Berkshire meat-quality pigs:





Now, I’ve got to get back to work.  Too much to do to sit still for long.  Have a good day!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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17 Responses to Taking shape

  1. Greg says:

    Cus everything looks great house and critters enjoyed the view go cards Greg

  2. Judy Seyfert says:

    Just remember, Marla, a Happy pig is a Tasty pig.

  3. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Only one rocking chair on the front porch? Why exactly did Pig Farmer decide to raise pigs. And what exactly do ya’ll do with the goats, i.e., what’s their purpose?

    • Ah, good observation! The 2nd rocker is there, just out of sight. The porch is L-shaped and it is back in the corner. Pig Farmer raised pigs as a kid and he is fascinated with them. We used to have show pigs – but with the kids older now, we decided to switch to the best for meat quality. Goats – Boer goats are meat goats. My two were an experiment to see if we enjoyed them (YES!) … now we will get does and raise our own. We’ll keep females to expand and sell the males.

  4. The landscaping looks great – doesn’t it feel good to have that all done?

  5. Love the landscaping. And the pigs are adorable even if they are quality meat lol

  6. pattisj says:

    Nice fence! The landscaping looks good, as does your buddy, Hunter. Bert and Bernice, like the names. Pigs have such cute faces.

  7. dayphoto says:

    It was fun seeing your place! A goat proof fence is always a big job, ever so worth it!


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