Monday, July 06, 2009

~ Our 4th of July Weekend ~

Our 4 Th of July celebration was good , hope yours was too. We had a cook-out , grilled BBQ chicken , stuffed mashed potatoes , tossed salad , green beans and baked beans ....... yum , it was so gooood. My son-in-law put on a fireworks show , it was beautiful , but I forgot to take pics. The kids all enjoyed the pool , the adults just enjoyed conversation.
Curious J spent alot of time here last week since he was out of pre-school for the week. Friday morning I let him use my camera to take photos , he took photos of the hens , thought I would share his first try at taking photos , he really did well. So all the photos of the hens were taken by him except for the 1st photo and the last two. The 1st pic was taken by me , it shows the grapevine wreaths I made last year and a little wall hanging with 2 hens saying " Friends to the very End " it hangs on the side of the chicken coop.

Jolene aka Arlene (Curious J always calls her Arlene)


Mya in the nesting box.

Breakfast Time

The old long chicken tray feeder came from my Grandparents farm.

Looking for greens !

Mya taking a dust bath.

We've got another guinea hen sitting on a nest , she's nesting under some steel near DH's garage. We only had 5 guinea come to roost Friday night , so I thought we might have another one on a nest , Saturday morning she was at the coop with the others waiting to be fed. I didn't have time to watch her Saturday because I was getting everything ready for the cook-out , but I found her nest yesterday.
~ Homestead Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Glad everyone had a good time.

Curious J did great at taking
those photos!

Oh, that is so cool that you
made your own grape vine wreaths
and cute wall hanging!

Did you notice a change in the
laying of eggs after the 4th?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Peggy said...

what great photos Curious J takes!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie ~ I have noticed a change , we've got 6 eggs each day over the last two days , why would you ask. I had been getting 4 one day , 5 the next and 6 sometimes.

Hi Peggy ~ Hope all is well with you. I found your new blog through Julie yesterday , but didn't have time to comment. I was making blackberry jelly , reading some blogs in between washing jars , sterilizing , juicing berries , making jelly and hot water bathing.

~ Many Blessings ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I thought maybe all that noise from the fireworks might of ruffled some feathers in the Hen House and caused a change in the produce department.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. Have you noticed ads showing up
in your blog entries after you've posted and before you view what you posted?

I think that is so weird.

If you write about chocolate
they imediately match it with
a chocolate ad and know what
you wrote about.

Have you read 1984 b/4?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie , It's happened once or twice , I think Google wants you to promote ads on your blog. They know exactly what we're blogging about and match up ads to the topics or labels. If you go to gadgets , you can add advertisments to your blog .

No , I haven't read 1984 , what's it about ?

~ Blessings ~