Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hens Gone Broody


Throughout most of the summer we’ve had two and, at times, three broody hens all sharing the same nesting box. Let me tell ya, having to fight one broody hen when gathering eggs is quite a chore, let alone two or three. Normally I will take a stick, or whatever I can find, and hold the hen back while I reach in and grab the eggs. But with two or three in there, there’s no way to hold them all back, so I just brave up, go for the eggs and deal with the pain of being pecked from all different directions. It makes me laugh when my husband and kids gather eggs because off and on through the summer, they’ve come in saying, “Those (insert random not so nice word) broody hens are so (insert other random not so nice words.)” They can be quite irritating to deal with, for sure.
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Back From a Break

Well, as you can tell, I took a little break from here. It wasn’t an intentional break, it just kinda happened. Things got busy, life happened, and before I knew it days had passed by before I even had a chance to finish a sentence, let alone a whole post. It’s been one of those crazy summers where no matter how hard I work it just seems like I can’t get ahead. We’ve had some big changes happen with my son moving out and my older daughter working more hours. With them both not around as much and not being able to help out with chores like they used to, we’ve had to make some adjustments and get into a new routine. It’s been a fun, exciting, yet challenging time as we start this new chapter of our life.
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Easy Minecraft Creeper Cake


Minecraft… it’s the thing that’s taken over my kids’ down time. It even zaps time away from chores, school, or other tasks… creeping in from all angles and bringing productivity to a screeching halt around our house. Let’s just say, if I had a quarter for every time I said, “Shut that off and get busy!” I’d be pretty wealthy right now.
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Fun Time at the Fair

Well, the fair is over and done for another year. Right now we are all in this dazed; don’t know what to do with ourselves mode, which is pretty much the norm for us after the fair. We spend so much time preparing, the kids put in lots of time and hard work on all their projects, the fair comes… there is a blur of business, craziness and fun all wrapped up together… then it’s over. It always takes us about a week to get rested up and back into a routine of normalness again. It was all so much fun, we all had a great time, learned a lot, and made lots of great memories.


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