Ranch Dressing

We sure love Ranch Dressing in this home.  Well, to be truthful, we love most dressings and good food for that matter.  I probably should call this Ranch/Dill dressing, because of my love of Dill. 
We are still enjoying the Aerogarden.  I have some planted an assortment of lettuces, That makes for quick salads at any given time.  The best thing with the amount of recalls on lettuces and our food sources this is a healthier way.  Grow your own.  It's that wonderful time of year to do just that!

FlexClip Product Review

Today I am reviewing a new program, so far I am very pleased.  It is called FlexClip.  I've used it several times in the past week.  FlexClip is a simple to use but powerful video maker that helps you create videos for any use in minutes.  Join me today as I share this program with you.

Morning After In The New Pen

Who knew even a change of scenery would make chickens happier?  I sure didn't.  This bunch is singing daily and the truth is they want me to sing to them in the evening. Yes, I can't sing a lick, but they enjoy it!  They everyone, lay the next day and sing all day going about their business.

Chick Days everywhere and for sure around here.  It is wonderful to have them and they lay such beautiful golden yolked eggs.  They are much healthier for you than CAFO eggs, safer too. I love the Farm Fresh Eggs.

We have lots to do in the chicken pen, other improvements as I now call 'Shanty Town'. Sharing their happiness today, as I get ready to garden and do yard work.  It's that time of year folks, if you can get outside for the huge amount of pollen!  

What? Retro, Dating Fictional or Not? Short Story.

Chuck and I just had an anniversary.  We actually remembered this one!  Yes, I'll admit it, there have been times in our lives when others, their problems and care, have contributed to our forgetting our own anniversary!  

A wedding anniversary makes one think about the years, the time you met, what attracted you to them etc.

Today's topic: Dating, Choosing your mate, hopefully for life and who would you choose?

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!

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.

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.

Farmhouse Curtains in the Craft Room

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

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.

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.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.