Sunday, May 2, 2010

An Old Gate and a Tractor Supply Pallet

I love Laurie and her painted signs at Welcome to Turner Farm

I loved the signs because they were done on free wooden pallets, and I had several pallets already at the house.

I also had a great old white gate that I had picked up on the side of the road.

I decided to try my hand at what Laurie had done.

I don't even dare to think mine are as  good as hers, but I do love both of them.

This Kinser Home sign sits at the foot of our driveway right in front of our shed.  It welcomes our visitors as they pull down the drive.

Our little hobby farm, which is what I like to call it, consists of five acres, fourteen chickens, a garden, a small orchard that we are having little success with,  a compost bin, a cat and the five of us.  

At some point, when we have more time, we would enjoy maybe having a little more livestock.  Not sure if that will happen, but maybe.  I think a milk goat would be nice.

Did you see the egg sign that says .10 a dozen?  My husband is afraid someone will think that's for real and that the eggs really are .10 a dozen.  Don't all people realize what decorations are?

Can you see Big D towering over all the other chickens in the back?

He is such a novelty at our home.  People love to look at him because he is such an abnormally large rooster.

He makes for good conversation, that's for sure.

Thanks to you all for stopping by today and visiting with me at our little hobby farm.

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Mary said...

Your hobby farm looks so official...and I LOVE your signs! :)

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
That's quite a crew you have there on your little farm. Big D looks to be struttin his stuff.
I like your welcoming sign and you did a good job. Looks very down home farm house.


Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Love your hobby farm signs,a nice welcome to all your visitors!

love that last picture of the rooster and chicks

Barbara said...

I love your little farm and such cute signs you have around, have a great time with your little critters, I do love mine, and them eggs are the best.. Hugs Barbara

Katie said...

I think those signs look great! I don't think I knew you were on a farm. You should get a milk goat - we saw some adorable baby goats this weekend and I want one!

Laurie said...

OH AMY! I Love them and love the twist you put on yours! They look fabulous! I've had plans to create more, but family matters and our new venture have taken up every spare moment and then some. Blessings!

Mary Lou said...

Amy, What a wonderful farm..I grew up on one so miss it. Now in a condo. Not even much room for iris but thanks for your comment today and for visiting me.

Debbie said...

I really, really like this! Old wooden gates are on my list of stuff I like, the older and more weathered the better.

And though I have been following you for a while, this is the first that I realized that you live on a little "Hobby Farm". I like the term and love the concept. I would love to move to the country from subdivision land and have a little place of our own too.

And you even have a rooster to crow you awake? Okie Dokie. Thou shall NOT covet thy cyber friend's house... thou shall not covet thy cyber friend's house... thou shall not...

Ginger said...

Love your signs. We'd love to have a "hobby farm" one day, and chickens are a distinct possibility.

nostalgia*gal said...

AMY! I did not know you had chickens! My dream, alas no chickens here. Next house.

So happy to read you had no damage. Just finished cleaning up the mess here. Water up to our neighbors slowly going away. I am just so Blessed Gary in his truck was not caught up in that flash flood.

lucy said...

love your little farm and the signs. Chickens are just the cool and there is just NOTHING like your own fresh eggs!

Ericka said...

We also have 17 chickens, 5 ducks and also run a small goat dairy. Goats are our pride and joy! We love them all like children and they are so kind and loyal.

Kolein said...

I love the gate and the signs!!! And chickens! Is it hard to have chickens and a rooster...just wondering!

Jason Crowson said...

Just wanted to let you know I linked to one of your pictures of the pallets on my blog. If you'd like me to take it out just let me know. Thanks, and your pallet signs have inspired me to make one by the way.