Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Hope You have a Wonderful Earth Day !!
~ Bee Blessed ~
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Little Froggy and I gathered dandelions Saturday , he enjoyed gathering the blooms and loved the dandelion fritters.
I still haven't found the other guinea nest , but I know there's one somewhere. One of the guinea hens disappears each day , but she has been coming to roost each night. The others continue to lay eggs in the nest I have found.
Mr. Sneaky Snake is still hanging out in the old oak tree.
The chickens have found a nice cool place to hangout during the heat of the day.
My Tommy Toe tomatoes are almost ready to transplant.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Did you know that lead contaminated soil is a problem in many cities in the U.S. and is a condition that often significantly impacts the health of our children? Studies demonstrate that lead-poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body, compromising healthy brain development and leading to poor performance in the schools, attention deficit disorder and even juvenile delinquency. The good news is that there is a solution, and it is why I encourage you to participate in The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a simple, fun and important project supporting a solution to lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans as a model for other cities across the United States with the same devastating problem.
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To learn more about getting involved, visit the website: http://www.fundred.org/ and spread the word to your family, friends and colleagues!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
This was the first time I've tried this recipe and I was pleased with the results , they're very tasty and make a healthy snack.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Curious J and Little Froggy looking for more roley-poly bugs.
Curious J squirting a tree frog with the water gun , I guess boys will be boys .
He thought it was funny until the frog jumped , I told him that frog was going to jump on him , that put a stop to the squirting (LOL).
~ Many Blessings ~
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
~ Guinea Nest ~
~ Mr. Sneaky Snake ~
The Monday after Easter I found the first guinea nest of the season , but there was an unwelcome visitor that had found the nest also. He was huge , I hope to capture him and remove him from the premises soon. He has gotten away twice now , he went under the logs near the nest the first time I saw him. Yesterday I spotted him coiled up in a rotted tree trunk while I was picking dandelions , I could tell he had eaten a few eggs. I made the mistake of taking a picture and he went back inside the tree. So , I'm on a snake hunt , hope to capture him soon. He wasn't near the nest I saw him at the last time , so I wonder if we have another nest somewhere , of course it could be another sneaky snake.
~ Ms. Violet ~
~ Buttercup ~
~ Ms. Rose ~
~ Dandelion ~
~ Ms. Iris ~
I finally gave the new girls names , Spring inspired flowery names for them. The egg production has been off , suspected they might be laying somewhere else. I've been looking for a hidden nest , but so far I haven't found one. I did find a chicken egg in the guinea nest above. I've been keeping a close check on that nest and I haven't found anymore chicken eggs in the nest and there doesn't appear to be any eggs missing. So maybe I scared Mr. Sneaky Snake away from that nest.
Jazz and Joy have adapted to their new surroundings , they cry each time they see me. They're letting me pet them while they eat their sweet feed and every once in awhile they come close to see if I have anything else. They have escaped twice through the makeshift gate , but they didn't stray very far. The chickens run from them and they chase the chickens , thinking the chickens are playing , it's a cute sight. We've gathered some free chain link fencing and hope to get started on their permanent fencing this weekend. They're living in the chicken run right now , the fencing is fine , it's the makeshift gate they keep knocking down or finding away around. I've been letting them out in the afternoon for a little while so they can romp and run while I'm feeding the chickens a snack , filling water containers , picking violets or dandelions. Lilly Belle has turned out to be quite useful , she stays busy looking for mice. I've found several in the yard that she has taken care of , but she doesn't eat them. Now , if I could just train her to take them into the woods or somewhere besides the yard (LOL).
Hope everyone is having a great week :0)
~ Many Blessings ~