Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The pond is full!!!

Yeah! The pond is finally full! It was sitting about 3/4 of the way full until the rains over the last few days. (Sorry, not the best pic, but it was raining!) We have added blue gill, bass, catfish, and minnows to our evergrowing farm.

Also in addition to our farm are
3 new Southdown sheep.
We got one ram and two ewes, one of which is pregnant and due on Ed's Birthday, Oct 6.

The house is still coming along slowly but we are getting there. I have put several pics from the summer below in a seperate posting. The wheat was harvested on June 24 turning our beautiful front yard of golden wheat into an empty field of mud again.

Here are a few pics from the summer. Some updated pics of the house, the pond in progress, Ed Dak and Lys on the ditch witch trenching, and the summer wheat being harvested.
Its been a long crazy summer but things are coming together slowly. The pond is now completed and full of water and fish. We have AC up and running (Whew!). The trim work is in and the the process of staining now. Some of the cabinets are installed and the hardwood floors are also installed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rain Went Away!

We have finally started the sheetrock! Things are finally going again. The kids are out of school and ready to get back to the farm.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Another weekend with the Braatens

This will be kind of short, but I want to get into a habbit of updating this site for the family. We went to Riverfest this week and saw Eli Young Band Weds. Took the kids to see the Wichita Syphony last night and the fireworks for the end of Riverfest. Here is a picture of Dak climbing the coconut tree. We picked up the Gunieas and took them to the farm today, but burried the suberban trying to get the new chicken coup out to the back 40. The chicken coup is now right next to the trailer and the suberban until we can get the tractor out to pull them out, but the Guineas are all good! Oh lol, and I have 300 trees to plant this week if the sun will come for a few days!

Ed and Becky

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

House Update 05/12/2009

The house is coming along slowly but we have made some progress! Here is a newer pic....
Since this photo, the outside is mostly done, all the siding is on, and now we are trying to complete the inside. All the wiring is complete and the insulators are finishing the beginning of the week. We hope to start sheet rock the last half of this week. We'll have to wait and see if Mother Nature is good to us or not.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away!

The house is at a total standstill. Because we have the porch cap to still pour I didnt want to put rock on the driveway. now its too muddy to get into the house. The pond we are building is half done and now I have to pump it out again once we get the sun to shine! The wheat is growing good though!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Our Family

Meet the Braaten Family

Ed and Becky, AKA Daddy and Momma

On Vacation

November 2008, Vail CO

Alyssa Wish

July 2008

9 Years Old

Dakota Edward

August 2008

6 Years Old

Aubrie Hannah

March 2008

5 Years Old

Ashlyn Rebecca

March 2008

3 Years Old

Hope Danielle

August 2008

2 Years Old

Wayne Wesley

August 2008

5 Months Old

Friday, April 17, 2009

Braaten Family

This is going to be a work in progress. I will update soon.