Monday, August 8, 2011

♥Our barn♥

Here I am going to show the evolution of our barn. We purchased our property over 13 yrs ago, hoping that, in time, we would fill our 10 acres with animals, and buildings. Well, finally, in 2008, we got our first set of miniature chickens...which my husband built a coup of all coups for...then later that same year, we got our first 2 little miniature herefords...Carly and Claire-a-belle.

Being that I was not raised a country girl, everyone was so surprised how much I fell in love with cows!! Now, these miniature herefords are not like any cows, they are our pets. We have bottle-fed them, showed them at the county and state fair, and now these 2 have become mommies themselves....having our first calves at our little farm. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!

a replica my husband built my boys for Christmas!

We have now finished our barn, which was hand made to look old, all by the hard working hands of my husband. We ordered our lumber from Idaho, which is all rough-cut. The end result is perfect for our miniature farm!
This is the first calf born in the barn this winter...Denver and his proud mama, Carly.

Now, being that I am in love with these animals, I am finding it hard to sell them. My husband, who IS a country boy through and through, is trying to teach me "how it's done", knowing that they will give birth again next year does help...but so hard to let go!
I will post new pics of the calves soon, they have gotten so big, and enjoying the summer here at Irishman Acres!

This is "What I NEVER knew that I ALWAYS wanted"

A born and raised city girl, finding the country life to be the real me! Every day is an adventure, and each season brings new excitement and experiences. I am learning and loving the path of finding my true passion....making this little farm our HOME!