I could not live anywhere but in the country. I don’t think I could breathe if I didn’t have nature right outside my door….and windows – especially in the winter when sometimes it’s nicer to be inside looking out! When we bought this new home, an old farmhouse, almost three years ago now, the first thing we did was add a sliding door and window on the end of the house so we could see into the backyard. We have not regretted it one day since. That’s exactly where Luke was standing while watching the deer in our recent post.
For this Nature Friday blog hop, we wanted to share some photos from around the farm. We may not always love the cold, but you sure can’t argue with the beauty of the snow!
This is what you see when pulling into our homestead:
Looking back towards the road. You’ve probably seen the side of our pole barn in a lot of my photos. It’s one of my favorite scenes, with our flag on the side (which I got when at the BlogPaws conference in SC) and our old wagon wheel we found on the property.
Our recent snowstorm caused the wire roof of the chicken run to come down! You can see the heavy snow piled on top…no wonder, and the wire hanging down in the back. The birds aren’t worried though (and no one tried to fly out)!
As you know, Luke and I try to get out on our trails every day that the weather allows.
See all the tracks in the photo below? Those are all from the deer Luke was watching the other day. They came back that night and came even closer to the house. Good thing Luke is a sound sleeper!
We’re expecting another HUGE snow storm on Sunday. These poor trees just barely got rid of all that snow from the last storm!
What a beautiful sky on our walk this day! This shot was taken as Luke and I walked down where our vegetable garden is, looking up towards our upper lot. We actually have three lots, each 5-6 acres, and our house is on the center one.
I’m pretty sure Luke loves it here too!
Are you and your pets country or city lovers?
Thank you to our friends at Living, Laughing & Barking in Our Backyard for hosting the Nature Friday hop! Please visit other blogs through the links below to enjoy more of nature’s beauty.