I sat down to type up a new post about an hour ago. Just as I began, I heard the rain begin with gusto. Sigh... Guess what I did? I put on my trust old coat (technically it is my husband's but I have commandeered it as it has a really long waist and covers… Continue reading Two Brown Eggs, A Leaky Chicken House, & One Happy Duck
Each morning I wake up with a very full to-do list. Everyday I go to bed with a lot scratched off the list and yet at the end of the week there is so much yet to be done. As I write tonight, I can feel the slight sting on the back of my neck… Continue reading Chickens Again and Rose Pruning Goats
You know when you have on of those days that just seem disjointed and purposeless? Well, today was one of those days for me. My outlook did improve as the day went on. Maybe it was tied to the weather. For a day that started off rainy and cold (for Texas), it really finished off… Continue reading Spring is Springing
Both today and yesterday were spring like, making us long for the cold to be gone for good! But alas, rain moves in tomorrow and cool temps follow bringing another couple of mornings below freezing. But the weathermen have missed it before, so maybe it won't get so cold. One can hope... We certainly took… Continue reading The Weather Is Teasing Us & So Are The Goats
The quiet pastures and dormant trees passed along as our old truck headed down Highway 19. The winter landscape is a lonesome one, I miss the green fields and wild flowers along the road. Tony and I made the trip to Palestine this morning to pick up a load of vintage and antique doors. A… Continue reading Monday is Here & Chicks Are On The Way
With all the eggs we are getting these days, egg salad sandwiches seemed like a good choice for lunch. While I had a carton of eggs out making pancakes and sausage for breakfast I dropped a dozen in the pot to boil. Jonathan makes a great egg salad, he also is good at deviled eggs… Continue reading So, it’s Wednesday or Maybe Eggsday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywbxFCxX1gg For my sister's genetics lessons at Coppell High School. my chickens have taken center stage. I will keep you posted on the hatching!
The first little puff ball- he surprised us by being early.In November, my biology teaching sister hatched some eggs for a class project. They had one hatch out of 2 and a half dozen eggs. I had hatched just before her and only got 3 out of 18 eggs. I have never had hatch rates… Continue reading New Peeps!
These ladies thought this one box was the best one!When doing farm chores, especially the morning chores I have a particular pair of green, cordorory overalls that I love to wear in the winter. They are warm and comfortable with plenty of pockets. Of course, they are not pretty and I have no idea of… Continue reading A Messy Morning
One of our favorite activities around our little farm is incubating eggs. It is absolutely amazing to watch the little babies peck at the shell and finally pop out. So, tonight we set 18 eggs in the incubator and in just 21 days we will have a fresh batch of chicks.Last spring my mom, sisters… Continue reading Peeps Are On The Way!