Thursday, November 29, 2012

Egg-Celent Find!

I've been such a bad blogger lately.  Between work, home and the pharmacy, I feel as though I never get caught up, let alone have enough time to blog about it.  

When we open the chicken coop door in the mornings, only my heritage breed girls, Ida Mae, Mable and their babies, Fannie and Barry stay in the coop run-in while the other girls and guy fly the coop.  They laughed at our attempts to keep them enclosed...and I'm secretly happy about that.  So, they jump into the open window that houses all our hay and lay their eggs.  I was feeding hay one afternoon to the horses, and found a nest of 24 eggs (pictured above).  Little Steven came out to help me, and we brought them in.  The blues, greens whites and occasional brown eggs are so pretty.  Seeing as the temps have been in the 20's-40's the last week or so, (especially in our barn), I decided they were good to eat.  And they were!  YUM! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lost Randomness

I was browsing through some pictures and found these...little tidbits of summer while it's turning colder by the day.  

 Itty helping us dig up the second crop of potatoes...

 I'm sure she had a bath that night...

 Pyper loving on Hannibal.  

Rolling out the dumplings for our homemade chicken and dumplings.  They're both growing up so fast!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gnome Man's Land

Yep!  I'm THAT mom.  I sew outrageously tacky holiday dresses for my girls and even considered making a matching dress for myself.  Luckily, I decided against it.  On Halloween, Pyper and Raegan wore their spook-takular dresses all day, while anxiously awaiting my arrival home so we could go trick or treating!

 Pyper was getting ready for the cold weather (35 degrees, with misty rain and wind), while I got costumes ready...

 Itty played a little ditty...

 And I got them dressed.  Here are my little garden gnomes.  I made all the parts of the costumes except for the turtle necks.  The elf shoes were made out of felt and fit over their shoes like spats.  Their hats and capes are from a wool sweater I bought at the Goodwill for $3.50, and the cool vintage mushroom material, I bought at Jo-Ann's this summer.  Yep, that's how long I've been planning this...

 Each hat was made from the sweater's sleeves.  Of course, I had to push the cute factor a bit more and add felt pointy ears and white beards. 

 We stopped by the pharmacy to see daddy.  Pyper is rallying her buddies, Steven (Thor) and Hunter ( a pirate) to take cute pics.

Alma, our trusty technician, holds Itty Gnome.  It was one of the coldest Halloween's I can remember, and only made it to 4-5 houses before we headed to our church's Halloween party...INDOORS!  It was a blast though.