If you have followed my blog about architecture for a while, you have also been introduced to my family’s micro farm. Our children are in 4H, and they raise and show sheep. We also have 20 chickens, 2 bunnies, 2 dogs and 3 barn cats. Although the ‘barn cats’ seem to have missed the memo, since they end up spending an equal amount of time in the house. Chloe, our first barn cat, had her 6 kittens in my daughter’s bed when no one was looking. (We only kept 2 of them)
In the summer, I grow a wide assortment of vegetables in the garden as well as a greater assortment of weeds. By composting the straw, etc. from the barn, we are able to grow pretty impressive vegetables without commercial fertilizer.
We currently have 6 sheep. At least one is pregnant with two lambs and, more than likely, will give birth on the coldest day of the year. That is when we will be scrambling to make sure everyone is in good shape, kept warm and well cared for. I will keep everyone in the loop with some candid shots. In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite backyard photos.