Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
In the meantime, I've got to figure out what to do with all these eggs.
Last night I made a spinach, bacon and potato frittata and it was enjoyed by everyone but G (he's seven, okay almost eight and still pretty picky). Tomorrow will be a cookie baking day, I'm quite sure I'll use up several for that.
I requested a few egg cookbooks from my library. Hopefully I will be inspired!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sorry for the glare. This egg was our first "bigger" egg and when I cracked it open there were two little yolks in there. No Danni, I didn't weigh it. Mainly because I don't have a scale here at home to do so. I'm waiting until after Christmas, just in case someone got the hint that I wanted a scale. ;0)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Suzanne's blog: At Home with the Farmer's Wife posted about The Shack. Lots of people around me have been mentioning this book so I thought why not and lo and behold she picked my name. Woot! Woot! I'm totally surprised and excited.
Soooo, stay tuned. I'll let you know when I get it and what I think when I read it then I'll have a post offering it to one of you!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
These are the boots I wear the most right now. When it's really moist.
In the sun.
My trusty closed toe crocs, this is what I use in the dryer times.
These are my fav. I lurve orange! I only use these in the summer for a quick trip out to the coop.
*and yes those are comfy house pants. ;0)
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I've learned a couple of things so far about myself: 1. I have a really hard time waking from anesthesia, when I had my appy 6 years ago, I don't remember having such a difficult time, but I wasn't under as long either. 2. Me and narcotics don't mix, I knew I didn't like codeine and always refuse it when offered by the Dr. but now I know vicodin isn't good either, and morphine makes me want to scratch my face off. So, they gave me ultram which I guess is just a step up from Tylenol but sure did the trick for me. No crazy completely relaxed body and hyperactive brain, no crazy hallucinations, no crazy psychotic dreams. Just pain relief and sleep.
I've also learned how much I show affection towards my boys and how difficult it is to do that right now. I guess I hug them A LOT! Because I can't do that very easily right now and they keep trying. LOL K, I'm off to rest, maybe knit a little and catch up on t.v. Cause I can't do much else.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Time to put the trees up. Yes, I said trees, plural. Just two this year. I have three. ;0)
We don't do real trees here, two reasons: 1. The first year we were married we went out to get a tree, it was cold but a pretty winter afternoon, with in the hour it took to pick out a tree, an ice storm hit. It wasn't pretty and it took nearly a week to get that tree defrosted! 2. We have extended family members that have pine allergies.
Anywho, this is our annual tradition, Christmas music on (no Christmas shows, too distracting) and Santa hats. And it begins:
This is what we call "fluffing" the branches.
This is the tree master, he reigns supreme on putting the tree together.
G says there is no reason to stand up to fluff the branch, he can do it perfectly well in the reclined position.
The finished product. We go for the wherever they want to put the ornaments look. Oh, see that tree skirt, I made that the first year we were married, it's reversible. This side looks quilted the other side is a snow scene.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday morning they were up dark and early and out to the the stand they went. At about seven AM I was helping G get ready for school and we were keeping an eye on the hunters from the dining room and kitchen windows. G had walked away for a minute and I walked to the sink to do something looked up and saw a Mama doe and a yearling, called G in to have a look and about then, BANG! P had shot at a felted buck or possibly a Duck (doe with antlers) and missed. Then the deer ran of course. But the shot flushed out another group of them from the west and DH shot the buck you see in the pics.
Talk about one excited and yet at the same time disappointed boy. It was his first time and he rushed the shot. Now he knows for next time. He was right in there with his Dad though, my soft hearted boy helped field dress, skin and butcher that deer without blinking.
G was so happy that it happened before he got on the bus. DH was happy it happened the first day, he hates the cold and P was wishing we had more than one deer permit. Maybe next year.
Two happy guys!
How did this boy turn into a young man?
A few more years G and it's your turn.
Roo #2- Pat, mean, frustrated, dinner soon. ;0)
Roo #3- No name, not mean or aggressive yet, still will be in my freezer soon.
Roo #4- Yolkie, issues, issues, issues. Not staying in this world much longer, but not dinner.
FYI-I only ordered one roo and there was one marked with a blue head when they came. That would be Rooster. All the others were OOPS! by the hatchery. I used Cackle Hatchery out of Missouri.
So, after the Holiday weekend we will be down to 12 birds, 1 Roo and 11 Hens.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So, what's next? I mean really, I could use a break here God!
Friday, November 07, 2008
- Chickens are unpredictable. They zig when you think they are going to zag.
- No matter how many people tell you how easy it will be, expect some difficulties.
- Chickens are fun to watch. They can entertain you for hours.
- Chickens poop A LOT!
- When you decide to let your flock free range, I mean really free range, expect some difficulty in getting them back into the coop. If you are by yourself you may end up chasing a chicken around for half an hour or more because she simply doesn't understand English. She can't get it in her super small brain that she could go up that ramp into the coop. After using a broom and other objects to try to "gently" guide her up the ramp you may resort to removing your shirt in an effort to scoop her up in it. DO NOT DO THIS. It will not work and you may or may not be spotted by a neighbor! (Thank God we live 700 feet off the road with trees all around us)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Boo will be 1 and #1 son will be *gasp, 12. How did that happen? It seems like just yesterday I was holding his tiny body in my arms. Now he's almost as tall as me(really not saying much, I'm a shorty) But he's counting down the days til 12, he gets to set up front in the van(or so he thinks). He's checking at least every other day to see if he's grown. Slow down I say, it goes by so fast! Just yesterday I was pushing you in a stroller, just yesterday I was teaching you to tie your shoes, just yesterday I kissed your boo-boo's, just yesterday you held my hand to walk into the store, just yesterday you cozied and cuddled with me, oh what will tomorrow bring? Serious talks, razors and hair gel? Girlfriends and cars? Heartbreaks and scars. Lord please protect him as he grows, please protect my heart.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
What in the world does she expect us to do? I am not going out first, who knows what's waiting for us out there!
Oh, move out of my way! I'll go first. K, I don't see anything out here that wants to eat me. Come on out girls I think it's safe.
Hey, everyone there's food out here!
Mmmm, yummy! Tomatoes and feed. Oh my, look at all this glorious green stuff and dirt! Are we in heaven?
We are in Heaven!
Look at us! Hey, where's everyone else?
Hey girls, what's going on? We're too scared to go outside. Well, you don't know what your missing. Maybe we'll go out later. I don't know, you all look like a bunch of scaredy cats to me. CATS! Are you crazy woman, we are not going out there with cats! Silly chickens.