Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Tomato Guardian

 We made up a quick scarecrow, to guard the tomatoes. Made from some old clothes and other things, she came to life...
Isn't she just darling?

Monday, August 22, 2011

No More!

Remember last year.. when the raccoons came, while we were on vacation? Well, if you don't they ate our whole little cornfield! Well, not this year! We finally gave in, bought, and put up an electric fence. We tried the music thing, with no luck. But, NO more coons! Now, don't worry too much, it will not kill any of them... just give them a little zap! 
I look so cute and I love sweetcorn! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some Chick Pictures

 Sooo cute.. and they know it!
 They were being a little camera shy! We will get more pictures later..

These are just some pictures! When we move them to their bigger quarters next week, more pictures will come! They are so darn cute though. There are seven of them... but, some were under Momma Rosie. She is such a great mother! 

Have a Great Weekend!! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

We Now Have...

7 little baby chicks! Whoo! Pictures are still to come, promise!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We Hear Peeps!

Remember, Momma Rosie laying on 16 eggs? Well so far we have two baby chicks (that just hatched) and I have a feeling more will hatch tonight! But, it's too dark to take pictures, tonight. Pictures will come in the next few days, promise. Anyway, the first one that hatched is rust color like Rosie and the other is black! We are so excited!
Just thought we would share our good news!  


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Walk In...

The Garden! 
Well it's just a few pictures, but still...
 Honeysuckle vine, not so much orange anymore, but still really big!
 The cucumbers, and that's just a small part of them.
 Yummy, cucumbers!
 That's a BIG frog!
 Yellow lily
Pretty pink hollyhock..

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chicken Fun

 I found some fun chicken facts to go along with some new chicken pictures!!

 There are more chickens on earth then there are people!
 Chickens can run at a speed of 9 mph...(I didn't know it was that fast!)
 A hen can lay up to 300 eggs a year.
 The record for laying the most eggs in one day, from one hen is 7! Wow, I'm lucky if I get that from ALL my chickens in a day.
 The greatest number of yolks in one egg is 9!!
 A hen, while laying on eggs turns each egg 50 times a day so the yolk doesn't stick to the shell.
 These are some pretty crazy fun facts! 
Do you have any good chicken facts?

Saturday, August 6, 2011


There is a wonderful giveaway over at a neighboring blog, "Life on a Southern Farm," that YOU need to check out! The giveaway is for a two hole HensPal Nest Box, made by a Georgia farmer. They also have a wonderful blog and lots of good reads! Go on and take a gander... 

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Look Around...

 We are going to let Rosie lay on her eggs and see what we get! Well they are not all her eggs, the others helped, but she is the only broody hen. 
 Rosie is laying on a total of 16 eggs! We will keep you on the update and hope we get some chicks!
 Snoopy, as we renamed him because he lays on top of his house about 90 percent of the day. Is off his house to lay by the frozen water bottle and cool down.
 Fresh garlic, laying on a screen to dry out. Yummy!

 Wagon full of flowers!
 Cone Flowers.. a favorite!
 Pansies on an old chair
Flowers in a chicken water..

Have a Wonderful Day! 
And Thanks for Visiting.. Come Again!!