Integrating Chicks into the Flock

Eight weeks ago our family adopted two Ameraucanas and two Rhode Island Red chicks.  Bringing home new little babies is so exciting.  The boys love picking them out, holding them in their hands and naming each new little face.  They are so delicate and helpless.  We are tasked with teaching them where to find their…

Treasured Blooms: Planting Dahlias

It’s so nice to see them dazzling in the garden when many other summer blooms begin fading away. Much like our elderly friends, whose wisdom from simpler times should always be treasured.

Our First Loss

Anyone who follows my blog knows that five months ago I became the mother to seven little baby chicks. Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Moanna, Tianna, Pocahontas and Belle are my fluffy hens who now reside in a largely renovated coop on our property and bless us with fresh eggs each morning! I shared in “Operation Chicken…

Let’s Talk: Flowers & Homemade Essential Oil Tick Repellent

For me, late spring brings that nagging itch to be outside as much as possible! I love azaleas, tulips and the other early spring blooming flowers but my absolute favorites open up in late spring, greeting me just as my intense allergy symptoms tend to calm down.  Just this week both my peonies and rhododendrons…

Operation Chicken Coop – Complete!

Apparently chickens grow REALLY FAST!! The last post I made featuring our girls was in March and they could easily be held in our hands. Now just two months later, they are almost fully feathered and active pullets. At around eight weeks old we moved them into their new coop and it has quickly become…

My Top 10 (FREE) Things to do on a RAINY Day!

Yesterday my little one and I enjoyed a warm sunny day at the pool! I love those extra warm days that appear in May before the older kids are out of school and everywhere you go is bustling with crowds. There were about eight other kids at the pool, all of whom were little, cute…

“D” is for Digging…in Rice!

While I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, garden or chicken coop, the majority of my day revolves around my children.  Outside of keeping them clean, healthy and well fed, I try to nourish their physical and mental needs as well.  We love to be outside exploring in the yard or on a…

New Family Addition: Chicks!

A few weeks ago my little family grew by SEVEN! Ariel, Anna, Elsa, Tianna, Moanna, Pocahontas and Baby Belle were all added to our aspiring homestead. Being in a house with all boys, I was set on Disney Princess names before we even got home! I am in dyer need of some princess energy around…