Life Abounds

As Tammy mentioned yesterday, the farm is all of a sudden abuzz with new animals, the first sounds of summer (frogs just started croaking this week!), seeds sprouting and the daily tasks quickly multiplying. We are (let’s be honest, Caleb is . . . ) moving the sheep daily, checking on the chicks in the brooder, moving the egg-mobile, gathering/washing eggs, monitoring two groups of pigs, and prepping pens that will house broilers in the field in a few short days.  I am busy trying to keep up with the pace, start seeds indoors, have some assemblance of a normal school day and help when I can with farm chores.  I confess that I am not a skilled gardener, but I am trying a few new things this year, a sunflower teepee- which the girls are especially excited about, a bean teepee, and I am planting significantly more flowers to encourage the bees.  Our strawberries just started to bloom and we are thrilled at the prospect of fresh fruit in our backyard!  I have other aspirations like building a new swing and expanding the flower garden in front of the house, but that may have to wait until another season.  One thing at a time.  I hope that your week is likewise filled with life overflowing!

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About Betsy Curlin

Betsy is married to Caleb and they have three children. Betsy is home with her girls and spends her days teaching, cooking, exploring, and taking part in endless tea parties. In addition to helping Caleb with everyday farm chores, Betsy also runs a photography business. She enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, and spending time together as a family.

4 Responses to Life Abounds

  1. Kristen says:

    Betsy, your work is so lovely! Thank you for sharing the beauty all around you.

  2. Such beautiful pictures! As always, your animals look so happy!

  3. Helen says:

    Love your pics. Life on a farm in the Spring, you can’t beat it. Lots of work, but very fulfilling.

  4. Danielle :) says:

    Hello! I’m looking for a book list to help my daughter (8yo) and I learn about raising chicks. Do you have a link you could share or book suggestions?? I’m incredibly new to this and starting from scratch, so any help would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂