Monday, May 13, 2013

A Farm Update

     Hi, all! Since I had nothing else to post about, I figured I'd give y'all a little update on our micro farm, as there's been quite a few changes. The first of which being, we sold the goats. :( Since they weren't giving us food or making money, they had to leave. We also sold the peacocks and pheasants, for the same reason. So now we're down to:
1 ME
3 Minions
2 kitties
1 cockatiel
2 ducks
17 chickens
1 turtle

     It's all good though, because we'll be getting a cow soon! Yup, a delicious hunk of beef, all for ME!

     Enjoy the random shots that follow!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Ready for the tour?

This is Minion # 1, aka Augustine/Auggie

Blue, the cockatiel. There's a clothespin on his cage because a couple weeks ago a squirrel got into his cage trying to eat Blue's food. For reals.

The flower garden that used to be a burn pit.

Mom loves these purty pink flowers.

Our little tiny oranges.


This beautiful little ness that in some bushes growing along the fence line.

A chives flower

Part of the garden; L to R: onions, corn, beans and corn, tomatoes
This is our nearly 60lb potato harvest. Pretty impressive!

The chicken coop. The big patchy area of grass is where the peacock and pheasants pen used to be.


Tomato plant that's about 5ft tall

We didn't intentionally plant any of this little area (where everything from the sunflowers and down is growing); most everything's growing from goat, chicken and pig manure, with a few "old" seeds thrown in. We call it "the Mystery Garden"

Roses growing in the chicken coop.

Back to my perfect figured self!

Chickies and a duck

Mom thought this picture was kinda cool

Why can't I go in the coop?


Unfortunately, I'm no longer allowed to have straight eggs. Apparently I have a food sensitivity in addition to my allergies. Bleh!

The garden, or as much of it that'll fit in the camera frame.

Minion # 2, Boston

Minion # 3, Phoenix 

This duck is in the "hospital crate", because "we" attacked her a few weeks ago. I use quotes around "we" because I was wrongly accused. I'm also the only one of us four who didn't get blood on myself.

All this fun stuff, and I don't even have to get in my car and go somewhere!


  1. We sure are gonna miss the goat's and the peacocks Nola! They were so much fun to see and hear about. Butt we totally understand why they had to go to new homes.

    We love the firepit garden! Are those "cabbage" plants (as my Mommy would call them)? Not real cabbage, but the flowers/plants that look like them? Mommy said they are really cool looking.

    Oh NO! Someone attacked the chicken? That's not good sweetie. But it sounds like you were not involved. Good thing!

    Hope you have a great day. We leave FL in 10 days so we have a lot to get done around here.

    Lily Belle

  2. Love this tour. It's so interesting to see what's going on and the pictures are wonderful. I like seeing the minions. Boy, I bet Blue was surprised when the squirrel visited! Hope ducky heals up soon. That potato harvest IS impressive. My dad used to group potatoes and they were SO delicious.

  3. What a great tour. It is too bad you were blamed for ducky's injuries. It is also too bad the goats weren't making food.

    Have a great day, Lee and Phod

  4. Thank you for the tour of your mini-farm Nola...momz especially likes the burn pit turned into a flower garden...very clever to make something pretty from something have so many great "volunteer" plants growing...That must be a great place to live

  5. Very cool little farm. We miss our chickens and garden, I love fresh peas and carrots!

  6. thanks for your tour, we loved the rose bud shot, and nola with the egg...and well just all of them!
    stella rose

  7. Hello, Nola darling! You are so very lovely. Sorry to hear that some of your friends have moved on, but we crabby girls find your estate very pretty. We would very much like to see your turtle as he/she probably has a very fasionable shell! OMC and eeeek that a squirrel got into Blue's home! THE HORROR.
    Little Pinches,
    Shelldon, Beachnut, Oceana

  8. I love your little farm! "minions"-hahaha!!

  9. A couple of years back my pawrents sold all of our farm animals too cause they said it would be cheaper to feed the animals $20 bills instead of feed...I sure do miss the daily fresh poop!! So glad they kept I am also glad that the y'all survived too!


  10. Wow, your micro farm is still pretty neat. That's a whole lotta potatoes. What are you going to do with them?

  11. Wow, what a farm! Too cool.

    Elyse and Riley

  12. You really have green paws Nola, love the pics of your veggies and baby oranges and limes.
    Love the chickens too and nests, aww.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  13. And a partridge in a pear tree?

  14. Sorry to hear about the goats, but it looks like you're still doing great. :)

  15. Hi Nola!! You look so cute driving your own car!! And what beautiful pictures!! Love the picture of the chicken eggs! Cows are so fun! Mommy always wanted a dairy cow but we have only ever had beef cows. They are fun though. Especially the calves.


    Pee.s. I am still on the cooked food diet :D

  16. We're sorry the goats left. We liked them.

    It's exciting when food starts to grow on your very own plants.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  17. Nola....
    Wait. What?! You sold the goats?! I cannot believe that!! {But, I do understand your reasons....} ;)
    Uh, Nola? You are facing the wrong way!! Your car's steering wheel is in front!! Nola, perhaps you could use some driving lessons!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  18. We understand about the Goats and Peacock and stuffs... since the Camera thingy.

    WOW you got ALL those Potatoes??? THAT is SUPER.
    Love the pic of you in your CAR.

  19. Too bad about the goats and pheasants, but you gotta do what you gotta do:) Bet those eggs are delicious. Wish we could have chickens here.

    Your flower garden is so pretty. And best of all, we loved seeing the minions:) We need to see them more often.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. That a girl duck? I can't get enough of duck eggs- they make a custard like no other. My amazing cheesecakes become over the top incredible during duck egg season.

  21. Look at all that good stuff! We love farms. Cool ride you got there
    Benny & Lily

  22. That's too bad about the goats, peacocks and pheasants. You still have a great little farm though! Can't wait to see your cow once you get one. That'll be neat!
    Phoenix has grown so much, wow!

    Love the mystery garden! My Mom and I recently planted some mystery flowers. We had no idea what they were, so we just threw the seeds in some soil and we're waiting to see what pops up, haha.

    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

  23. Beautiful photos Nola, I just love your farm updates! I planted sunflowers this year, and they came up a few weeks ago.. nice big glossy sprouts, it was incredibly exciting. Then a large grey ground squirrel came and ate them all. Such is life :-)

  24. We're sorry to see the goats go. We like goats! Mommy's thinking of getting a budgie...
    We hope the duck feels better soon.

  25. Oh boy! I'd have fun running around your farm! :)

  26. OMG. Such beautiful photos! I am jealous of where you live. It looks heavenly.
    I love the bird eggs in the nest. We just had our baby Cardinals hatch. Wish I had thought to catch them as eggs. :)

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