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...







Monday, March 17, 2014

~ Oh, Happy Day ~


Have a Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

So? Are you...

Ready???
You know what I am talking about.
The preparations. The decorations. The Libations.
Oh! You say you forgot? Or just not feeling it this year.
Shame be upon you!
But, maybe I can help.





Feeling your Irish pride rising up in ya, yet?
No?

Well, maybe this will help...
Nothing like a bit of Irish music to get ya going:)




Monday, March 3, 2014

Springtime?

Wanna know how I know springtime is coming?
Well, these little guys start showing up...


She actually has twins, one is fawn colored so its rather hard to see with the corn stalks in the background.
So, I tried to get closer,to get you all a better picture, but Mama was getting nervous.
Here is a pic from the bushes where I am skulking. See? What a good Mama. She still knows there is a weirdo out there taking pictures of her babies. Dang Paparazzi anyhow.


So, I decided to leave Mama Cow alone with her babes and here is some other pictures from my walk...


This fella was cracking me up.
He kept coming up to the fence when I was trying to take pics of the calves.
I think he was saying "Hey! You wanna picture of me too?!?"

Miss Polly

Sun setting over a good day