5 Homes and Animals in the Snow

Sun Room in the Snow Something magical happens to a home with the first snowfall of the season.  Around my house, the kids and the animals are even more excited than I am as we run and throw snowballs.  Rosie, our mini Aussie, tracks in the snow, which melts on the floor, while I start a fire and my wife makes hot cocoa. The timing doesn’t always work, but when we can coordinate a photo shoot of one [...]

Backyard Chronicles-October 2016

Chloe, Queen of the Barnyard Rosie I never know what I am going to find when I go up to feed the animals.  This morning, I stopped to say hello to Chloe, our barnyard cat, then checked our garden to see what was left.  I had a few tomatoes, plenty of swiss chard, and some herbs.  The chickens were fine, although, their run was pretty muddy.  Rosie, as always, ran around checking on everyone. My next stop [...]

By |2023-02-25T11:43:43-05:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Animals, Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Miscellaneous, Sheep|1 Comment

My Favorite Backyard Chronicles

Bottle Lamb in Our Kitchen 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 [...]

By |2023-02-25T12:33:15-05:00January 10th, 2016|Categories: Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Miscellaneous, Sheep|3 Comments

Chloe Had 6 Kittens!

Rosie and Chloe Chloe Practicing Her Mouse Catching Moves Chloe Stalking a Chicken Our affectionate barn cat, who worked her way into being a member of the family, had 6 very cute kittens. When we first got Chloe, she lived in the barn.  After about 6 months, she subtlety let us know that she would also like to be a house cat by hanging on the screen of the kitchen window until we let her [...]

By |2023-02-26T12:25:46-05:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Cats, Miscellaneous|3 Comments