A Week in Review is a series where I summarize all the latest updates of farm and fixer upper life in one spot. Last week I shared all about our Farmhouse during the Spring.
A Week in Review: Spring Farmhouse
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Farm Fence Update
Kurt and I spent a few afternoons this week installing fence gates. This is another example of a task you hope will be easy and go quick just to find out it’s tedious and takes time. Lucky for us we made better time today than Saturday. I guess you can say we are getting the hang of it! Only one more to go and another to adjust and the fence is officially ready to use! We are so excited for Nala and Ari (our live stock guardian dogs) to get to run free in the new fence, they will have so much space they won’t know what to do!
Update: We let Nala and Ari run in their new 5 acre fence last night and they were so happy I almost cried. More on this and pictures coming soon!
Our New Normal
This is how are days looks lately. Lola sits cuddled up in her favorite chair watching Kurt and I work from our dining room table. It’s not a bad set up if you ask me. I always wanted to be able to bring Lola to work, but bringing work home will do!
A Day in the Life – Farm Edition
I know this picture isn’t the best quality (apparently Kurt is ready for an update hahah) but I wanted to share what my days look like lately. Installing our fence gates and loving on the chickens (when they will let me). The one I have here is Diego, our New Hampshire rooster. Is is by far our biggest chicken and probably one of the nicest.
This week on Instagram I shared an update on all my plant babies. I’ve used my extra time at home to really study and practice growing plants from seeds and cuttings. I’ve been reading, watching you tube videos, and experimenting. I’ve had some successes and some failures, but I have been learning a ton. I love learning about topics and then sharing helpful tips with you. Learning from others experiences is how I learn best. I can’t wait to teach you what I learn about gardening as I continue to experiment and hone in on my skills.
What is a hobby you have been interested in lately?
The Miracle of Time
Isn’t it amazing what a difference time can make? Just a couple of days ago I was standing in front of our coop wearing my winter jacket looking at trees that were barely budding. Today I spent the day working outside in a tank top, planting flowers, and admiring how the trees seemed to turn green overnight. Just look at our magnolia tree and it’s stunning pink blooms. Time makes all the difference and when we are in the midst of an uncertain time that feels to have no end in sight, just remember that time will make the difference. This may be our new normal but it’s not a constant. This too shall pass. 🙏
Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift
I want to share a gift I got my mom for Mother’s day. I was able to give it to her early because she surprised me with a visit (6 feet apart and outside, but better than nothing)! I gave her this necklace from a family owned business, Dear Ava, and she loved it. Although, the message inside was the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for a mom in your life be sure to check them out!
Mother’s Day Gift – Necklace
DIY Raised Garden Beds
Last week I also shared how to build your own raised garden beds on a budget. You can find the plans and instructions HERE.
A Week in Review: Spring Farmhouse Summary
That wraps up another week. It means the world to me that you take the time to stop by my blog to learn more about what is happening at Diana Marie Home and Flint Creek Farm. Be sure to check back weekly for more updates. We will have new farm babies in a few weeks and I will be sharing the first pictures of them here!