Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Farm Girl's Dream

I don't live on a farm, but I was raised on a farm.  My parents had horses, ponies, birds, dogs, cats, and the occasional turtle.  Now they have alpacas on their farm.  I dream of having my own farm.  But first I will have to learn how to drive a tractor.  Maybe Grandpop can teach my boys how to use his.

Kids that grow up on a farm are happy right? And goofy sometimes :)

I'd like to have a log cabin style ranch house with a huge wrap around porch.

I'd love to have a photo studio and do portrait photography on my farm.

What kid wouldn't want to grow up playing in the woods?  I know my boys are so happy being outdoors.

Especially when they play with sticks and poke by camera.

I'd like to grow things on our farm too.

I'd have lots of bird houses for the boys to terrorize check on.

Grow some grapes to make our own jelly.

I'd grow lots of flowers in my garden.

Tiny will be in charge of smelling them :)

We might even have a pumpkin patch.

We'll have a swing set too.

A man made pond for fishing and swimming.

Of course we'd have a tire swing.

Every night we'd go out and play with the alpacas and have races in the field.

Look there's a rainbow on Jatoba. She is so sweet.

I'd give my alpacas photography posing lessons at night. Make sure they all know how to line up nicely.

Then we'd take a golf cart ride at dusk and look for owls.

But see some doves instead perched under the willows.

And a Red Tailed Hawk looking for some dinner.

I see you hiding on that limb little bird.

But when it gets too dark we'd head inside and try our owl hunt the next night.

But since we don't have a farm we are very lucky to get to go to my parents farm whenever we want.  Maybe someday I'll have my own farm with 3 merino sheep, 3 cashmere goats, 3 alpacas, chickens, and dogs.  Oh and maybe the occasional turtle.  I'd sit on my big porch knitting, spinning yarn and take lots of pictures.


thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Beth said...

wow, looks you all such fun at the farm. cute!! love the baby alpacas ... so sweet & tiny. (:

TexWisGirl said...

you are very lucky to have your parents' place nearby. the boys can enjoy all the freedoms of country life and your folks do all the maintenance and upkeep! :)

Mary said...

Cute boys and cute alpacas.. moon pic is fabulous, too.

Brian King said...

Wonderful pictures! Your boys are handsome little fella's! Even if you don't live on a farm now, it's nice you have access to one. It certainly is beautiful!

Debbie said...

i hope this dream comes true, and if it does, remember your blogging buddy ;)))

you have an amazing spirit andee and the cutest kids i have ever seen!!

Hannah said...

What a lovely post. I dream of living on a farm too, although I never have before so my view of it might be a bit romantisised!

Buttons said...

Oh this post makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Your boys are going to love when you get your farm but for now I think they love visiting this special one.
Awesome photos. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your boys are so cute! I confess that we have a tractor and I don't know how to drive it...

Nancy Claeys said...

I love this post Andee. So well constructed and the images are breathtaking. I hope you realize your dream someday, but in the meantime, enjoy your parents' gorgeous farm. xo

Pat said...

What a beautiful post, chock full of wonderful photos!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent post ~ I love spending the time with you on your parents farm ~ Great photography! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Terri Buster said...

Fantastic pics and the boys are so sweet! The alpacas are pretty cute too- one day you will have your farm...don't ever give up on your dreams!!

Tito Eric said...

What a charming barn (top pic). And this is such a charming photo essay. The shot of the moon is just as beguiling.

Cheers ... visiting from A Rural Journal!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Such cute photos of the boys and the alpacas. It's wonderful that you have your parents farm to enjoy. Don't give up your dreams of having your own.