Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oops, I blinked.

Don't Blink.
Not because the Weeping Angels will get ya' (sorry, Doctor Who reference)
But, because I did, and now it is nearly Independence day.
I swear that yesterday was just the beginning of planting season, and that my now nearly 11 week old chickens were just wee widdle babes.
Here are a couple of random blooming flower pics.

So, I did take some pics of the babes when I first moved them into their new home, they were nearly 6 weeks old at the time.
That is their little baby chicken treat (and nutrition booster) hanging back there, in case you were wondering.

Here they are as of this morning, at nearly 11 weeks.

Now, the Lacey's (Silver Laced Wyandottes) are named Flora and Flossie

And the Aussies (Australorp) are named Maude, Mazie and Mabel

I grew up around chickens for most of my life and I guess took them for granted (as well as the fresh eggs since there was always plenty of those too!) But, apparently absence does make the heart grow stronger because these funny little gals have just made me so happy.
Manly says they are probably some of the most spoiled chickens ever.
(Its hot today, so they get one of their special treats.
I slice up watermelon and put the slices in individual ziploc baggies and put them in the freezer, then on a hot day, they get a watermelon frozen treat:)
Anywho, other than spoiling chickens, gardening and farming, nothing too exciting around the farm.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Daddy's Day!

Happy Fathers day to all the wonderful men in your lives and a very special Happy Daddy Day shout-out to my wonderful Father!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

~ Happy Mothers Day ~

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum's out there and to my very own special Mum.
Love you bunches, Mumsy!
Hope all you special ladies who mother anyone who needs it, take time out today and enjoy a cup of your favorite drink, put your feet up and are able to relax.
You deserve it!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I got you, Chickie babe!

Manly bought me Baby Chicks!
I have wanted to get me some chickens for awhile now, and apparently this last week was the time.
Or we were in the right place at the right time. Or Manly could not resist the little balls of fluff, but had to remain his Manly self.
Either way, I am thrilled to pieces.
We are starting with just a few.
Believe it or not, we are also not building the coop, well, technically we are, because its coming in a box all in pieces, but we are not building it from scratch.
Manly is very busy plowing and planting right now, so I told him it was okay if we purchased a little coop.
I think we both feel a little bit guilty, but when I look at the coop, its cuteness makes me feel better

We got two breeds of chickens.
Australorps and Silver Laced Wyandottes
If you are not familiar with chicken breeds, than I will share with you what my grown up babies will look like.
The Australorps:

The Silver Laced Wyandottes:

But for right now, they are just itty bitty widdle fluff balls!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend with all your favorite people around you!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Just call me Aunty...

So, I have not talked about crafty things lately but that does not mean I have not been finding time to squeeze it in.
I made this blanket for my new sweet little niece, Maddy Jean

Just a side note, Manly and I made the chair that the blanket is on too.
I painted it with leftover pink paint...that does not match anything in our house, but does not bother me, because hey, its a pink chair!
I feel like a princess when I sit on it:)
Anyway, so I made the blanket a little bigger than a normal baby blanket, that way it could be used for snuggling later on as Maddy grows.
Of course, I used machine washable and dry-able yarn, because we all know, spit up and spills happen.
I may be done with that blanket but my fingers were not done with granny squares.
It started as just going to use up the scrap yarn to now, I am going to pick up more of certain colors for entire different project...
I like the granny squares though, because as things get busy, I can still make one in an evening even if I am only sitting down for a few minutes.
Anyway, thats what I have been up to on the crafty front, how about you?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stark Raving Mad

Somewhere, long ago, I mean like thousands of years ago, A woman stood by while her fella sprinkled a few seeds on the ground and then brushed his hands together and said "Babe, I think this will be our year" (or something like that, I am sure)
She should have tackled him to the ground and smacked him good and hard, and then hollered "Stop it, you fool"
If she did that then, it would have saved millions of Farmers Wives over the years from wanting to do it.
You see, Farmers this time of the year become absolutely stark raving mad.
It all starts with one fool jumping the gun on a warm-ish day in February, he gets in his tractor and starts driving around, than it's just heck on a holiday for everyone else.
Most Farmers might not even be able to get into their fields yet, but that does not stop them from pacing the floors at 11pm licking their lips, scratching their arms and looking every bit like a junkie who needs his next fix.
There is something about that dirt, I guess.
Its gets into their bloodstream and drives them mad till they can get into that tractor and start plowing up some earth.
People think Gold Fever is bad, well, than they have never been married to a Farmer in March.

I can almost guarantee that just out of this picture is his wife, standing there with a rolling pin wanting to smack her hubby.
Because its spring time. And I just know.
But, she doesn't, she goes back to the house and bakes a pie.
Someone once told me that if you married a Farmer you either liked that life or maybe you were a little crazy too.
Probably a little of both for me.
Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to put this rolling pin to use and go bake a pie...