Dairy & Gluten Free Cookies

Cookies are one of my great loves. “Gluten Free” was a term that until recently, had never gone thru my head. Then I met Miss Sara. Miss Sara is a gracious, lovely lady I met during a brief period of madness in my life when I thought I wanted a restaurant and bakery. Everyone has…

Things I did not grow…..

I have grown lots of things in my life.  Several hundred pounds of corn and squash.  Close to 1,000 chickens. Maybe more.  And a little human.  This took the longest.  I even managed to grow and keep a houseplant alive for almost 2 years.  A feat in and of itself for me. Some years are better than…

Wicked Walk

Wednesday July 9th was much like Wednesday July 2nd.  Hot, humid and mosquito plagued.  So I waited until fairly late in the day to venture out. Here is what I saw. Apparently the chickens wanted to join me on my walk.  Or they thought my camera bag contained scratch.  After a brief, mad dash in…

Tuesday~The new Monday

Yesterday I took a vacation day to celebrate my daughters 6th birthday with her.  I still went in to work for 45 minutes to order feed but hey, 45 minutes is better than 10 hours.  So it was awesome.  This morning I get out of bed, late.  I go to make Addie a peanut butter and jelly…

Four Eyes

Some people have really strict moms.  “No you may not stay out until 9:01, 9:00 sharp or you are GROUNDED young lady!”  Some people have super over-protective moms.  “No Susie, you may not push the button on the elevator without protective gear, you don’t know WHO has pressed that button or WHERE their hands have been.” Some people…

Bathing Beauties

If chickens printed a pin-up calendar these gal’s would probably grace the cover!  I present to you “Hot Chicks 2014” they bathe like they mean it!

Dorian Gray

Did you ever read ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde? I recall the first time I ever read it, it was one of those books which makes a life-long impression. I find Dorian Gray walking around in my mind at the oddest times. Although considering he, being a rather odd character himself, shouldn’t…

French Silk Trifle

Whenever there is a function which includes food (wait, that would be ALL functions).   Whenever there is a function I take a dessert.  Rarely will you spy me toting in a salad or rolls.  Nope, I’m a dessert toting kinda gal.  Although I did make a corn casserole for an Easter dinner this year but…

Wicked Walk

Wednesday July 2nd was hot, humid and filled with an unholy number of mosquitos. And I had a blister. So my walk was short this week, I circled the woods behind my chicken pen. Here is what I saw. I love how this vine thing, looks like something from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.…

Meet the Flock-Part Six

Ameraucanas have a special place in my heart. Of the first 20-something chicks I bought over 3 years ago there are only 3 left and they are all Ameraucanas. Some folks like to call them ‘Easter-Eggers’ for the blue and green tinted eggs they lay. I have found they are excellent layers and obviously hardy…