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 8/12/2015

It hasn’t rained in our part of the state since late June.  As far as I can see there are only 2 benefits to this fact.  Number one-the local water department is making a fortune off me and mine trying to keep trees alive.  Number two-the forest smells glorious.  The scent of dried pine and…

Wicked Walk 5/20/2015

I was in Nacogdoches yet again for work and Addie was my helper for the entire 10 hour day.  After we closed down the store we needed to stretch our legs a bit and since it wasn’t raining, thank God, we went over to the arboretum at Stephen F. Austin state university.  SFA happened to be the location…

First One….

I have one little girl.  Down the road there are four.  And Sunday they all came over to play, I sent them to check the eggs and let the chickens out for their evening stroll.  Almost immediately there were shrieks of terror and thundering footsteps.  I knew before I heard a word the first snake…

The Enemy

I have found chicken keeping to be therapeutic, relaxing, rewarding and fruitful.  Except for those times I find it tragic, frantic, exasperating and somewhat pointless.  I enjoyed a mix of these latter emotions over the weekend. Let’s start with pointless. While mowing the yard Rob found this nest under the propane tank.  I have two…

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…

Field Trip~Freshwater Fisheries Center

Freshwater Fishery Trip! As bona fide homeschoolers with an adorable gaggle of girls in our little group you know we have to take lots of field trips. Well, not LOTS. But enough to keep it fun and we recently had our best one ever! If you are ever within an hour or so of Athens,…