Saturday, January 30, 2010
but we don't think the Guinea Fowl were to thrilled with the Snow ~
~ I finally got the hang of walking on this stuff ......
and I just had to plow through the snow on the slide (smile) ~
~ We saw Something Beautiful ............
~ Boy , was I give out when we came back inside ~
~ Be Blessed ~
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
10th Giveaway -win a chance to have one of my goddess angels made just for you!!! http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/01/10th-giveaway-new-decade-new-year-new.html
( This is an example of her Creations )
~ Beautiful Blessings ~
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I found the little suitcase in the attic a few years ago while I was getting the Christmas decorations down. It belonged to my youngest daughter when she was Curious J's age , so I brought it down and passed it along to him. He always brings it when he spends the night , it's a little worn , but well loved , makes me smile each time he comes through the door with that suitcase. Seems like yesterday that my daughter was packing that suitcase to go spend the night with her Grannies. Dh's mom bought our oldest daughter one too , he was a burnt orange color and had a little girl on the front. She couldn't find another one with a little girl , so she had to buy the suitcase with a little boy for my youngest daughter , she loved it anyway.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
The chickens are enjoying the mud puddles , I filled their bowls with fresh water and they headed for the puddles to drink , guess the rainwater taste better (LOL).
Another view of my boots , I don't know what happened , but they're different colors , they weren't like that when I bought them. I take them off and leave them on the back porch , so I think maybe the sun shining in faded one of them.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I do use old pillowcases for other things , such as laundry bags. I've been washing the Grands stuffed toys in pillowcases , they work great for that. I also use a pillowcase (t-shirt style , pictured above) to dry my greens , just wash your lettuce , spinach or other greens and toss them in the pillowcase and shake , set aside and the pillowcase will absorb the water.
What do you use your old pillowcases for , are there any ideas you would like to share ?
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I've picked out a name for the rooster on the left , he's brave , so I'm calling him " Geronimo ". The other rooster is more of a gray color and has white ear lobes , I've thought about calling him " Ashes " or " Charcoal " , but I'm not sure about those names. Anyone have a name suggestion for the Roo on the right side of the pic , should I give him a chief name too?
Update ~ I decided to go feed and water the chickens this morning , before I edited and publish this post , as I finished up and was getting ready to come back to the house , I noticed Geronimo puff up and start crowing , he crowed about five times :)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
The Girls Checking out the New Roos !
Mya gets close , who is this guy ?
~ Still , CURIOUS ~
~ The Roos trying to get away from the Lady with the Camera (LOL) ~
I released the roosters yesterday and so far so good , but they're young , so I'm not holding my breath. They aren't crowing yet , how old are they when they start crowing , anyone know?
~~ Many Blessings ~~
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Start Asparagus Bed
Accomplished this goal , but plan to move the bed this Spring. I shouldn't have put it so close to the chicken coop :(
Plant Grape Vine
I didn't get new vines planted , but we have an old vine we cut back and this Spring we plan to build a new trellis for it.
Plant Apple Trees
I didn't get new apple trees planted .
Plant a few more Blueberry Bushes
And I didn't get any blueberry bushes planted either.
Start Strawberry Bed
I did get a strawberry bed started , but it needs to be moved and enlarged.
Start a Garden Journal for 2009
I did enjoy creating my garden journal , it really comes in handy for looking back at what I did well and what needs improving.
Continue Herbal Studies
I did well with this goal , identified several new herbs growing around the homestead. I made tinctures , oils and used wild herbs in my cooking. This is another goal I'll continue this year , actually it's a lifetime goal.
Build a Faerie House
I created a " Fall Harvest " themed fairy house , not exactly the house I wanted to create , but I did get one made.
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Walk and Hike more
I did walk and hike more this past year , but it slowed down over the summer months due to ticks. Then Fall brought rain , rain and more rain , so didn't hike as much as I would've like to. I don't mind the rain , but I'm a little fearful of sliding /falling and getting hurt , so I've stayed out the woods.
Pick -up litter along the Roadside / Once a Month
I'm ashamed to say I didn't follow through on this goal either. I did pick-up litter around the driveway each time I went to the mailbox , guess that counts for something.
As I start 2010 , I'll be making new goals and keeping some of these goals too.
~ 2010 Blessings To Everyone ~