Yeah! We found our farm!
We bought it in January of 2014. These images are from our first trip with family to the farm. We got a lot of work done and got to finally get into the pond and see how big it really is. One of the nephews, got to experience Ducks flying at him as he walked toward the nest. We shot a few pictures of the 11 eggs and then moved on to the middle of the pond. Brian (6’4″) and Jacob stood waist deep in water when they got to the middle. Eric and I stayed on the perimeter and took measurements.
A silly picture of Kathe (R) and Debbie (L) on our April work trip.
When we got out of the pond, we all had to go back to the hotel for a hot shower and dry clothes. Even in the first week of April, it was too cold to just hang out in the water. The house was in worse shape than we thought so we decided it would be best to rebuild. First we had to move closer to the farm.
The Eagle. The first inhabitant of the farm. And the Frog…
Debbie and I were excited to see what wildlife we would find. The first two animals we saw were a Frog and an Eagle, so we named the farm after them. As we had more time to explore, we found many more frogs, several kinds of birds, including a great Blue Heron, and a few snakes. We saw deer and Elk Tracks (there is a 130 head heard of Elk in the neighborhood) and smaller animals: Gophers, voles, and a Coyote. They are much harder to photograph, but when we get good pictures, we will put them on our Animals on the Farm
The Pond in spring