THE SIMPLE LIFE ON OUR OZARKS QUAIL FARM
- THE SIMPLE LIFE ON OUR OZARKS QUAIL FARM
- MISSOURI OZARKS, United States
- After I retired I wanted to stay busy on our farm. My almost 30 year career was in the hunting & fishing industry, so raising the birds I had hunted for years was a natural for me. Being married to my best friend, wife & help mate is all I could ask for. My wife of 34 years and I love living on our farm and doing the chores it takes to maintain it. We are living a wonderful slow life in our retirement. Our grand daughter is such joy. Having a big garden to feed us, raising bees for honey, loving our pets and no debt. I feel blessed to have enjoyed this country living and sustaining our family through growing our food and simple ways my whole life. I am happy to see others across this great country deciding to live instead of just collecting more. A less-stress farm life is making us very happy. *******************************************************
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My favorite this time of year is the Mockingbird. Our yard has a few tall persimmon trees along the outer perimeter and these birds will find the tall trees and just sit there and sing all kinds of different songs for a long time. This doesn't last very many days then they are mated and nesting, but it is so cool. The hummingbirds are just arriving. We have 4 feeders out and will add a couple more as they gather. I think we usually have about 50 -75 hummers all summer. The orioles, grosbeaks and many other migraters always give us a visit. That will happen anytime now. Debbie loves her flowers and has thousands. The phlox and many others are making it known it is spring. My favorite is the hosta. We have them scattered all over and they really brighten our place up. I raise a few Bonsai trees, too. They are beautiful tiny trees and I enjoy trimming them. This weekend we are going to work on our fly pens. Fix any holes, clean around the electric fence and start tilling inside to plant crops for the quail. Over the winter Debbie made three family quilts. One for our son and his wife, one for our new grand daughter and one for me. Debbie is very talented and we all are greatful. Real soon know it will be very busy, but I am going to take time everyday to enjoy my retired rural life.