Flicker’s Lair Blog

My Happy Place

by Heidi on December 3rd, 2009
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This weeks You Capture had me all confused, there are so many things that make me happy and that I love to photograph that deciding what to do seemed like an impossible task.

Then it struck me, I write for 3 different blogs, is there any reason that each one couldn’t have a post? I couldn’t think of one, so if this is against the rules or you are bored of me, I am really sorry.

Over at Willow’s Paws & Claws Rescue I am sharing the very happy story of the kittens we rescued from under a tree last summer, and over on the Circle of Friends blog network I wrote a post about walking to the pub! But here in my virtual home I wanted to share with you the story of my Happy Place – our physical home.

At the end of March 2008 we bought our beautiful farm, Ruis Dair Homestead …

Ruis Dair Homestead

… we got some Chantecler chickens, Shetland Sheep and Muscovy ducks …

Chantecler chicks

Shetland sheep - ewe & lamb

Muscovy duck & ducklings

… we dug a new vegetable garden and got a livestock guardian puppy …

Steve, Winnie, Willow and the new vegetable patch

… we survived the winter …

Kittens in front of wood fire

Ruis Dair Homestead

… and here you will find us loving the lifestyle …

Aspen our Maremma livestock guardian dog & Shetland sheep

… with cats in our shopping bags!

Merlyn in my shopping bag

I actually keep a page detailing our population statistics, which I update at the beginning of every month, if you want to know more about how our population went from 16 to the current total of 126 (the highest was 170)!

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  1. Wow you had a population of 170 – that’s a lot of mouths to feed! Those chicks and lambs are super cute!

    Comment by Jade @ No Longer 25 — December 3, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  2. I love little chickies! how can they not make one happy!

    Comment by Mendie — December 3, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

  3. Love all the animal pictures!

    Comment by Sarah — December 3, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

  4. Your farm is very beautiful! I love the country : ) So wonderful! What lovely images!

    Comment by Life with Kaishon — December 4, 2009 @ 10:25 am

  5. Oh — you’re living my dream! I hope to someday have a farmhouse, with chickens & goats!

    Comment by Semi-Crunchy Mama — December 4, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  6. Such cute little animals and what a gorgeous setting!

    Comment by Lolli — December 5, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

  7. Wow! Thats a lot of animals!!

    -Alana Jo

    Comment by Alana — December 7, 2009 @ 1:16 am

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