We Ordered Our Chicks, Made Clay Sculptures and More! 2017 Week 6

It was a lovely day so we decided to get some work done on that garden fence. Hopefully it will do a better job of keeping them in than it did keeping them out.

Brooke got her sculpture done and we think it turned out pretty nice…

We finally decided what chicks we wanted and got our order placed. Here’s what we’re getting…

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Turkey Problems and I Skype With Casey James! 2017 Week 5

We’re wondering if or when our goats will kid…. the lizard escapes and clay sculpting begins…

Lately our turkeys have started becoming aggressive towards us. All the downed tree limbs we have laying around have come in quite useful at keeping them away. We’re trying to figure out a good solution on where to keep them since letting them free range isn’t working out.

The weather finally cooperated (sorta) and we were able to get out in the garden and get the fence opened up to the coop. We got a little cold so we cut the work short and plan to finish up next weekend. We’re one small step closer to getting the chickens in the garden!

It’s a nice afternoon so we took advantage of it and took a little stroll…

Oh my gosh… I’ve got a super fun announcement… I’m going to get to skype with… well, you better watch the video to find out!

Casey James is putting out an album independently so he had a kickstarter to help offset the costs. One of the items on his kickstarter was a skype session with him and so my kids, knowing what a huge fan I am of him, got me that for Christmas!! Oh my gosh… today is the day I get to skype with Casey James!

The turkeys were giving us more problems so we penned them up until we can either butcher or sell one of the toms.

Yep.. it started out being one of THOSE kind of days, but it ended on a good note.

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Power is Back On, Clean Up Continues 2017 Week 4

We woke up and our power was back on! Now I can get caught back up on dishes and laundry… yay… I think?!? Joking aside, it was nice to be able to get back into the ole routine again.

Started out the day with chores then we decided to share one of our favorite easy brunches with you. Miley wanted to do some baking so we got out her Easy Bake Oven and whipped up a little cake from scratch!

It’s clean up day! It sure is a lot of work getting all those limbs cut and picked up, but looking at the positive side, we’re able to build up our stash of fire wood. And… if we can find a chipper shredder to rent we will make lots of good mulch for the garden!

We are taking a last minute, unexpected road trip again today. Brooke lost a band on her braces and her tooth was bothering her, so we made a trip the orthodontist. It was a fun day despite one of the turkeys leaving a very unpleasant surprise on Brooke’s car yet again.

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Ice Storm Was Short Lived But Left Us Without Power

The first part of the ice storm arrived and it’s looking like it might not be as bad as it was predicted. The temps stayed a few degrees warmer than expected so that helped to not have so much accumulation.

We just thought we lucked out and made it through the storm without loosing power. Unfortunately, the rain picked up through the night, we ended up with more ice accumulation, and woke up to no power.

One day everything is covered in ice… the next day it’s gone! If we have to have ice storms, this is the way to have them. Our power is still off but the day is so beautiful that we don’t really notice the power being out.

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We’re Prepared But NOT Ready For This Ice Storm

The ice storm is still heading our way. We’re as prepared as we can be but not ready for it at all.

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I Hear There Might Be An Ice Storm Coming

There’s a big ice storm predicted for our area so I’m starting to get a plan of action and figure out the best way to prepare.

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We’re Having A Day Out!

Come along as we take a trip out of town to the orthodontist!

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We’re Deciding What Chicks We Want To Order!

It’s that time of the year when all the fun catalogs start coming in the mail! We got our chicken catalog the other day and have decided it’s time to get our chick order in so we can be sure what we want is available at the time we want them to arrive.

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It’s A Party Filled With Games and Relaxation

We’re having another get together with the family with lots of food, games and relaxation! There’s even a bonus tutorial on how to do a facial mask complete with cucumbers… can’t forget the cucumbers for the eyes, ya know! 😉

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Training Chickens to go to the Garden for Soaked Grain

Even though we don’t quite have our fence and coop ready to put the chickens in the garden yet, doesn’t mean we can’t go ahead and encourage the chickens to hang out in the garden as much as possible. I’m feeding them their soaked grain every morning in hopes it will make them want to spend more time in the garden. After our one really nice day, it turned really cold so we haven’t been able to do more in the garden. I decided to take advantage of having to be cooped up in the house by getting the Christmas tree taken down.

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