The one thing I will miss the most with summer ending is the evenings spent out on our deck simply watching our birds enjoying their free ranging.
We’ve already had some evenings that were too chilly or rainy for sitting out, but there will still be plenty more to enjoy. The colors in our gardens are slowly fading but they are not giving up yet. As you can see in the photo below, my hubby is drying out and stacking the firewood for the upcoming winter!
What you might not have noticed in the photo was that my hubby was giving one of the chickens a ride on the tractor!
For this Thankful Thursday, I want to say how thankful I am for him. He has been doing so much more around home and farm since I’ve opened my shop. He’s taken over feeding Luke supper, making Luke’s homemade food even, and does the majority of the care for the birds: keeping the coop clean, and all food and water full. He puts the birds to bed every night, and takes Luke for his walk on his days off.
I am so thankful for how much he loves our animals, and never complains about all the care they need. He helps me with preparing supper almost every evening, and he’s also often enlisted to help me with things around the shop: hanging pictures, moving furniture, repairing things! All that is along with his regular chores of helping with the gardens and getting firewood ready for the winter. This year, for the first time in a couple, we bought some firewood so he could have a break from cutting trees and splitting all the wood himself. There was just too much going on with getting my shop and the gardens ready back in the spring and there are only so many hours in a day!
Hopefully things settle down soon and he can start working on wood for next year; it’s one of his favorite things to do around the farm. All of his hard works makes it possible for me to have a little down time too, enjoying the evening with a glass of wine while watching our flock, for a few minutes anyway.
Don’t let anyone kid you, even on a small farm like ours, it’s still a lot of work! But we are both thankful for the farm and our birds (and farm dog Luke of course!), and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. ♥
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Lynn LaChance says
Love that Tom guy to pieces!! 🙂
Such lovely pastoral scenes of your farm!
You are very blessed to have such a helpful hubby!
I certainly am!!
Melissa K. Clinton says
I have the utmost respect for both of you for following your dreams and seeing them come true. Your farm is beautiful.
The only thing I wish is that we had done this when we were a bit younger and had more energy (but we had no money then – LOL)!
Beautiful time of year for you. Sometimes the cost of something like firewood is well worth it. Especially when it means more time for doing things like giving chickens tractor rides.
Important stuff! 🙂
Tails Around the Ranch says
Looks like a few trees are turning colors on the farm. Bless your hubbie for always being there for you, Luke and the farm.
We’re getting some spots of color here and there, but overall I think we usually have more by now. Not sure how the drought is going to affect our foliage.
Bell Fur Zoo says
OMG that is so cute!! Lovely things to be thankful for. It’s so nice to have team work especially with all ya’ll have to accomplish each day. Enjoy the last bits of summer up there I think ours will hang on for dear life til October :/
Jenny @ Bell Fur Zoo
It was feeling quite autumn-like for a few days, but summer seems to be back today! Not sure how long it will stay around though, but definitely not until October here! 🙂
Ellen Pilch says
That is so sweet that your hubby gave the chicken a tractor ride. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog for the loss of Polar Bear. XO
You are very welcome. ♥
JoAnn Stancer says
Such a beautiful site!
Your farm looks idyllic. I love seeing your husband giving a chicken a ride! 🙂
He can be kind of silly sometimes, but he really does love the birds!
What a beautiful farm, and you both are such a good team!
I was raised on a dairy farm so I’m aware of all the work that entails. It’s nice you don’t have houses on the side and back of you. I could do without that, but it is what it is.
I loved the shot of your hubby with the chicken. Nothing wrong with that. I appears you have a wonderful husband like I do. Always supportive and helpful.
Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug to you and lots of smooches to Luke. ♥
It’s heaven for us to not see any neighbors, it’s what we always wanted!
Yes, I think both you and I were lucky to find the men of our dreams. 🙂
Brian Frum says
That looks heavenly to us, we’d love to live on a small farm, and yours looks wonderful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Just think of all the barn cats you could have! 🙂
aaaah it’s fall and we have no firewood…. thanks for the reminder ;O)))
Better get going on that, it will be cold soon! 🙂
Nice looking farm 🙂
You are lucky to have someone that cares and also does his share or more of the work. Doing it all on your own would not be possible. I guess you two are a pawsome pair.
We do work well together! But you are right, we would not be able to do this without the team work.
Ducky's Mom says
Awwww, that’s sweet! I bet he appreciates you as well!! I love the pic of the chicken riding on the tractor! Your farm is gorgeous!!
Thank you, Sue! I think we do work pretty well together.
Molly's mom says
You have such a beautiful place and a wonderful husband. I love all of the color in your garden!
I’m a lucky farm girl! 🙂