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Our New Vegetable Garden!

Today was one of the best Sundays I’ve had in a long time.

My wife and I picked up some top soil today for the new vegetable garden we planted.

It’s been a long time since I’ve “played in the dirt” and it felt good. It was freeing to be away from my phone and laptop all day… I could feel my brain relax as I shoveled dirt for hours, pulled weeds and got my hands dirty.

The girls were at Ginny’s House so Lacie and I just had Benji today… and he loved it!

Every time I started the riding lawnmower to go pick up another load of dirt (we had a trailer on the back) he would drop whatever he was doing and sprint towards me! One of his greatest fears in life right now is missing out on a lawnmower ride so I always make sure to wait for my buddy.

Here’s some pictures… Continue reading

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner


A few months ago we decided we wanted chickens so we could have our own supply of farm fresh eggs. We got them just days after they hatched and now they are about 3-4 months old. They should start laying eggs in less than a month now.

We started with 15 but one was killed by a dog and a coyote got another. So we have 13 now and we’re much more protective of our chickens. In fact I’m planning on going coyote hunting soon!

Here are some pictures our chicken adventure:


Our baby chicks. Continue reading

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