Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring babies. 


I had a hen hatch 10 chicks in an old dog box by my back deck. She is a proud mommy. Nine babies are doing well. One chick was born with bad legs & lived one day. They are so adorable! I have another hen who should be hatching her babies any day now. 

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Farm life. 


We bought some bantams & Orphington chicks today. B is so excited! 


Today, I was feeding my calves & turned around to see my 6 year old helper taking it easy. Love this kid! lol 


My boys helping gather the calves we worked this past Saturday. So proud of them. They love working on the farm with us. 


Here’s another pic of them following the calves to the holding pen. 


Here is B taking it easy while we worked calves. He’s chilling with the farm cat. 

I hope all your animals are healthy, & all your seedlings are growing strong. May God bless your homes abundantly as He has mine. 

~A

Eggs. 

I enjoyed finding these beauties yesterday. I love my chickens so much. I got a double yoker, a large brown one, & a tiny egg from one of silkies mix hens. 


Look at the double yoked in my hand. It’s huge! Lol. 


I hope you all have a blessed day. 

~A

Snow???

It only snowed once here this winter…..until today. This afternoon, it started with sleet which turned into snowed & is still snowing. The last time I checked, we were between 4-5 inches! I had to go cover my new blackberry vine & put my strawberries back under straw this morning. Lol. 

Under this straw are my strawberries which were getting bloomd already!


The weathermen were calling for under an inch. Anyone surprised that they missed it, again?! I love it when God shows off His abilities in weather control. Let’s see, we have had tornado warnings 2 nights, 70 degree temperatures a couple days, soaking rain once day, & low temps & lots of snow…..in the same week! 

My front deck when the snow first began.

My deck a couple hours ago.


The snow is so beautiful! I’m about to get bundled up and go feed my bottle calf. Did I mention, it’s STILL snowing?! We may get to make Snow cream this year after all! (Eeeeekkkkkk!!!!)

I hope you all have a blessed evening & a wonderful Sunday. 

~A

Homemade Bread

This afternoon, I tried a French Bread recipe before I picked the boys up from the bus stop. (It almost made me late! Ooops!) I’ve made bread a few times before. The Amish friendship bread (the kind with the starter that you share) and also a plain white bread. This was the first time to make French bread though. It was very simple & made my house smell heavenly! At the end of the recipe, it said you may add herbs & cheese if you prefer. I chose to add cheddar cheese & garlic salt to mine.  

I have to say that I was impressed. It was very easy to make but, most of all, my very picky children ate it! My youngest ate three pieces!!! Cha Ching! Momma needs a medal! Lol. If you don’t have picky eaters, you’ll not understand the magnitude of finding a new food they’ll eat. Praise the Lord for this brilliant bread! 

Here is the link to see the recipe. (I found it off Pinterest but, it was originally written on WordPress!) https://urbanstrawberries.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/french-bread-quick-and-easy/amp/

Enjoy! 

~A

Crazy hen.

We were getting to leave home to run errands, & my truck loving hen jumped into the back. I shooed her off the hay fork & climb inside. I look back at my husband loading tires then, turn toward the front to find her on the hood telling us off. Lol. She’s determined, I’ll give her that. She thinks my truck belongs to her. She loves playing in the back, laying an egg occasionally on the hay strings, or sitting on the hydraulic hay fork. I’m thinking, she desires to be a farmer. 

Chasing Hay

We have a few long horns in our herd. When unrolling hay, they love to get in the path. I hate it when I’m alone feeding & trying to unroll a bale with cattle blocking the path. I think they do it on purpose! Especially, when they throw hay at me with their horns! Lol. I’ll have the bale going good, & one of them will walk in front of it! It stops it still. 


 Today, my husband & boys were able to help me. My boys think it’s the greatest! They don’t mind it a bit when the Cattle block the path. They laugh & run after it. Maybe if I still had their energy, I’d love it too! 

I hope you all have a great night & a blessed Sunday. ~A