happy birthday to Chex

happy birthday to Chex

Happy birthday to Chex! When we picked Chex up from being neutered, I had one question for the vet, “How old is this dog?.” He responded that he was right about a year old. Before we could even get to the truck, big sis said “mama, if Chex is 1, then he needs a birthday … Read more

box bus wrecks and giant peanuts

Between a toilet leak and yet another chicken attack, this week turned out to be a rough one. Thanks to box bus wrecks and giant peanuts there was still plenty of laughs to be had…by me at least. The toilet has been on the to do list for a while, but soaking wet carpet was … Read more

starting to feel like spring

It’s starting to feel like spring around here. The weather has been much warmer this week, which means we’ve been super busy outside. The weeds are already starting to grow and I need to get on the back patch before I can’t anymore! The grass is also starting to turn green and the birds are … Read more

playing bob the builder

playing bob the builder

“Mom, we’re like Bob the builder!” I heard that on more than one occasion this week. We spent the first half of the week playing bob the builder, building a tv stand. This lovely old door was part of our wood pile coming into this house and I knew I wanted to build something out … Read more

sweets, treats and a birthday girl

sweets, treats and a birthday girl

So MANY sweets, treats and presents!¬†We baked a cake, cookies and cupcakes. We made play dough, we had a sleepover and we played in the snow, multiple times. What a busy week it’s been! Lil sis turned 3. She was very excited for her new 3 year old shoes, but not so much on her … Read more

chickens, horses and cleaning

Chickens, horses and cleaning, then sleep and repeat. Feed the chickens, feed the horses, feed the family. Clean the coop, clean the stalls and clean the house. Surprisingly, the girls are still into helping at least on the first two and sometimes on the third. With extra chickens in the coop now, we have had … Read more

baby chicks moved out

baby chicks moved out

The baby chicks moved out! My house no longer smells like chicken poop…hooray! The big hens love their new boxes and the chicks are enjoying having more space. Dad did a wonderful job hanging it up and in no time, the girls had it full of shavings. The top row had to be immediately blocked … Read more

welcome to our chicken hotel

welcome to our chicken hotel

The chickens are starting to go crazy laying, so we needed to update the nesting boxes. Welcome to our chicken hotel! We spent just about every afternoon outside this week working on cleaning out the chicken coop and building new nesting boxes. The girls did pretty good at entertaining themselves while I did my best … Read more

coatracks and a barbie scale

coatracks and a barbie scale

When the highlights of the week are coatracks and a barbie scale, it clearly wasn’t an eventful week. I have been desperately wanting to get our laundry room re-done so we had a place to hang up our coats. The colder weather here means more coats, gloves, hats, boots…and mud, which means a whole lot … Read more