Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Time For Eggs!

The time has finally come where our girls are starting to lay eggs. I went out this morning and found evidence of three possible eggs that were laid, most likely overnight, but the eggs are still not strong enough to form an egg. One of the photos you can obviously see that there was an egg but it was paper thin, the other photo is totally scrambled.....just wish it was scrambled in my frying pan.....

The girls were so proud of what they tried to do, when I took the lid off the coop they all hopped in, were talking up a storm and crowding around me as if to say "Mom, did you see what we did?"

It's an exciting time here on our homestead!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Where do I start?

It's almost the end of July, and I feel like I need at least two more months so I can feel like I've got something accomplished. I don't forsee any canning in my future this year, I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the other tasks I have to accomplish. Wishing I was Laura Ingalls and could spend the days, the 70 degree days, on my little farm getting everything just the way I like it.

The Chicken Coop is done, for the most part, with many kudos to my Dad for lending his expertise and tools, and my nephew Noah and my son Jake, they helped on Saturday's to get this job done and we are so happy it's done.

The kids love to play with the chickens, and the rooster, yeah, we have Pat, the unknown bird that is now known...we will fatten pat up and then....say goodbye...I don't want to upset my neighbors with a rooster.

We also have spent some time at our local baseball games, the Iron Pigs, last week we were given tickets to some VIP seats that we just loved, here is Jake enjoying the game.

We also have one summer birthday under our belt , Emma turned 10 in July and we celebrated by giving her a surprise Luau at her grandparents pool. We all had a great time and beautiful weather. Here is a photo of Emma celebrating in Sunday School.

I will try to update again soon, when I find time......anyone willing to give some of their time, I'll forward my address...lol