Today's Devotional

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hen Varieties in New Pen

Spring is here and I really love our flock of chickens.  They sure have varied dispositions and mannerisms.  I've put off naming this bunch that we purchased as young pullets last year.  Maybe, because every time I give something a name and show my love for it a predator will come along and take them away. 

Its chick days at some of the hatcheries so guess this could just be the time to give them names.  We purchased these last year and now they are laying in full force!

Today is a journal post as I will be keeping track of their egg laying.  While doing the research I found out many interesting things about these breeds. I wanted to link the egg colors to each hen so this will help me in the future.  Some are a given, but then some are so similar it's almost impossible to tell which hen layed/laid which.

 Exciting times, young hens, farm fresh eggs, and maybe new chicks to come soon!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Our New Little Red Chicken Coop

I won this adorable chicken love sign from Purina and it looks great on the pen!  Today we're sharing our newest little hobby coop with you.  Screwdriver in hand and doing it alone, wish me luck. All I can say is if there is a will there will be a way!  A little maneuvering and my little garden wagon and it was done!  Join me today as I share the putting together of this simple little kit from Sam's Club.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Relaxing Chicken Day

This morning it felt so wonderful.  It was cloudy but the temperature was heavenly!  I took a walk to visit with the hens and roosters.  

Recently we lost two of our family flock. One was Screech a small rooster and the other I named after my mom Dot, she was a Barred Rock.  I loved those two and isn't it the way it is the ones you love the most seem to go away first.  Something got to them and the rest of the flock is really skittish.  

I also am cleaning out the old hobby coops that have really gone down over the years and that is also making them a little confused .  It has to be done as you will see in some of the following pictures. Join me on my walk and visit with the backyard chickens.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Farmhouse Curtains in the Craft Room

Sharing the Farmhouse Curtains made not long ago on some fabulous print to order premium fabric.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I'm Dreaming of Easter Cakes

Thoughts of Easter are on my mind.  I'm sitting here with my morning coffee scanning the internet for beautiful and probably some pretty good recipes and ideas.  I thought I'd share a few of them with you.  They're not mine but look very delicious!  Click the links below the pictures for the recipes.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Simple Living, How Hard Can It Be?

One would think it would be the easiest of things to do, to live simply.  Wouldn't you think that?  I once did.

Over the years, life, family, circumstances make that almost impossible. One of my goals is to do just that, live as simply as possible.

How hard can it be?  I think, as blessed as we are, it can be extremely hard.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Who doesn't like macaroni and cheese?  I frankly don't know anyone that doesn't.  It has become such a staple on our family tables over the generations until, sadly, we take it for granted.  The grandparents on down in the family have always made their favorites.  The kids when little wanted the infamous blue box macaroni dishes.  I've made the soft cheese sauce macaroni, but always come back to my old fashioned baked.  Today bringing back my recipe for that.  I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Great Gardening Tips from Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson

You probably remember a post done not too long ago about this man, his gardening and his life. If you'd like you can read more about it in Quite a Gardener Quite a Man.  He loves to share, and does so often.  

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Who Has the Gardening Bug?

Look at these beauties!  I almost forget yearly about them until they pop their little heads up and start blooming!  It is beginning to look a lot like Spring, around here!  I'm beginning to feel the need to get my hands in the dirt.  We've had three of the most beautiful days, bordering on hot this week.  Are you ready for Spring?

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Easy Beefaroni Bake

We cook so many homemade sauces around here, but  every once in awhile,  even we need a break! Do you want a semi-homemade recipe with very few ingredients?  This is one of my quick and easy recipes.