Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Little Chef Stove & Myrtle!

Recently I bought this darling
 vintage children's stove that 
I keep on my kitchen counter.

Added my little timer to the top of it!
Humm, looks like Myrtle!
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 What a face!
Have a happy & bright day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baby Shower for 14th Grandchild!

This past weekend we had a BOY BABY SHOWER in our home
for my sweet daughter~in~law Stephanie!

This baby is the 4th for Nathan & Stephanie

and our 14th Grandchild!
These are a few pictures of this and that!
We had to make the punch we used for daughter Heidi's shower 3 years ago.
It's always a hit!
HERE are the recipes for the

*PUNCH*
*CHICKEN SALAD*
 *CHEESE BALL*

that we served.
Aren't the duckies adorable!
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Front porch.
Daughter Heidi made this darling diaper wreath
that is made with the colors of the nursery.
Daughter Shelli made these yummy cupcakes!
We couldn't eat just one!
This is sweet Stephanie.
She is holding what I called a "jelly roll"
of more then a dozen burp cloths made by her Mother Eris.
They are all different and beautifully made!
The bundle was HUGE!
Stephanie's sister Stacie (a twin!) made this onesie and many more.
We are now waiting for this sweet baby boy coming in about 3 weeks!

Can't wait!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gathering Eggs!

Daisy is always there to greet and welcome me in!
I love gathering the eggs each morning
or sometimes early afternoon.
Myrtle diffidently laid her egg here. 
She is the only one who leaves her "calling card" (feather)!
She is the mother of all the hens.
Sometimes a bit toooo bossy!!!
With 5 newly laying hens,
the eggs add up mighty fast!
Their eggs vary in size since they just started laying 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Strong shells and bright yellow/orange yolks!
Lots of grass!
Beautiful Kate below.

Emily & Nellie were camera shy today.
So sweet and how grateful I am for my girls.
There is Sunshine in my soul today!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Sheets & Vintage Sewing Box!

I bought some new sheets (actually 3 different sets) for our 2 guest-rooms.
I have always loved Rachel Ashwell's collection 
and was thrilled when TARGET, yes Target stared caring them!
They look sweet with the quilt my parents gave me years ago.

I washed the sheets first thing with my homemade laundry soap. 
Smells so good!
They are 100% cotton and impossible to get all the winkles out but
that's what makes it true~blue shabby!

Above is one of my 2 vintage sewing boxes.
I leave this one in this quest room because I love to go in there, kick up my feet and crochet.

In the corner is a very old "dry" sink. 
It has a tank in the back that holds several gallons of water.
The water comes out the spout and drains in a big bowl enclosed under the sink.
I love this sink.
I also bought the bed skirt from the same Rachel Ashwell collection.
The bottom of the bed skirt is eyelet.
Leaving it with the winkles in.
I found the vintage redo sewing box at one of my local antique shops.
It a perfect size to hold all my crochet supplies.
I love crocheting dishcloths that I sale in my 

I was watching Little House on the Prairie
and low and behold,
one of the women was using a sewing box!   
The sheets actually remind me of a high~end hotel quality.
Crisp and beautifully made.
The other sets are white with tiny flowers on them.
Thank You so much for visiting!
It means so much that you did!

Monday, June 30, 2014

First Egg!

We have our first egg!

The question is, who laid it?
3 of my chickens are 5 months this week and
2 are 4 1/2 months.
 I didn't see any nesting going on so I have no clue.
I finally have a hen!
Hubby had it timed just right…
he finished the nesting boxes last weekend!
Sweet little thing!

Have an egg~citing day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spouting Wheatgrass For The Chickens!

I am so excited that I spouted some wheatgrass for my chickens!
I know this will be great especially for winter.

I searched Pinterest and found several ways.
 I took pictures through the 8~9 day progress.
From soaking overnight to harvest.
The wheat starts to spout very fast!
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Look at all those little roots!
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I tasted the wheatgrass and it is very refreshing!
I will be making a batch for us to juice with.
The chickens LOVE it!
This is one of their favorite treats …
wheatgrass, corn, dried mealworms & oats!
I have made several batches since I took these first pictures.


Have a Great Day
Thanks Bunches for Visiting!
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