Sneaky Snake

Last week, I was casually checking eggs and freshening up the water when I saw him.  Black, with a pretty pattern, small, glossy eyes and a red tongue.  He saw me too.  And he left, after participating in a stare-off with me.  I guess I won, since he left first.  I told Addie about him,…

Wicked Walk 2/16/2016

School, laundry and chickens dominated the day.  However, the Texas weather has been…….awesome.  So we both took a break from our duties and explored the yard, field and creek. Here is what we saw. Addie took over my camera, and along with five thousand, two hundred and eighteen pictures of my car, the horse trailer and…

Wicked Walk 2/9/2016

I spent this particular day waiting for 3 hours at the tax office, only to discover they were unable to see me.  Thus, my morning was spent.  I arrived home and threw together a lunch for my starving child.  Then I attacked my fruit trees with pruning shears. Then I went for a walk. Here…

Wicked Walk 2/2/2016

I never dreamed I’d be taking a walk the second day of February in 78 degree weather.  My fashionable sweat shirt was entirely too warm.  Yet, there I was, walking the back woods around 4:00 p.m.  Poor Addie, I left confined to math homework, which resulted in many tears before the days end.  Bloody math.…

Wicked Walk

Hello and Happy New Year to all my dear readers!  I hope your holiday season was blessed and stress-free.  If it wasn’t, I’m glad it’s over and let’s hope that 2016 is an improvement.  You probably saw on the news that last week, in Texas, we had 80 degrees and sunny weather on Friday.  On Saturday,…

Wicked Walk 11/26/2015

I spent last Wednesday franticly baking, cooking, scrubbing, scurrying and basically losing my mind in preparation of Thanksgiving.  The lady I work for was hosting thirty people.  My grandparents on my mother’s side were hosting thirty-two people and my dad’s side, twenty-three.  And I got to help all of them.  Which was great and glorious and fine,…

Berries

I planted an apple tree.  The one, single apple fell off due to a worm.  I planted blueberry bushes.  The chickens ate every last one in their reach, leaving me about five.  I planted peaches and plums.  The deer not only knocked off the fruit and ate it but also stripped the lower 2/3 worth…

Chickens Don’t Swim

I want to know.  Are the poor decisions kids make out of innocent thinking or sheer ignorance?  Take for example my sweet Addie, lover of chickens, worms, snails, slugs, tadpoles, horses, the color pink, Third Day Christmas songs, mud and stuffed animals.  All-in-all what you would call a smart, cute, well-rounded child.  Plays the piano,…

A Herd, a Girl and a Bee

These pictures I took Easter weekend at my grandparents house.  It is Memorial Day.  I know I’m behind.  I’m sorry. Enjoy.  🙂  I love holiday weekends. And spring. And Texas. And my grandparents. And clover.  And America. Have a great Memorial Day and thanks to all those who have and those who still are sacrificing themselves for…

First Outing

Remember those adorable chicks I introduced y’all to last month?  Well they have been growing like crazy and were REALLY ready to bust out of their little crate alongside their mother.  So I let them out to explore the world they hatched into and while doing so discovered something.  Baby chickens are the most difficult thing…