Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hang in there people this thing wont let me add more than 1 picture per post so here I am again. Midgets 6th birthday went great we had only family this time so it was all conversation and giggles from everyone and no shyness. Princesses are in right now so I baked a cake in the round pans and stacked and cut and frosted my butt off trying to make a princess dress for her barbie to stand in. I know most of you have see these things in the baking department of your local grocery store. They have the top half of a barbie on top of a bell shaped cake. Well I said "what fun is half a barbie?" and made a bunt cake for the dress. It was hard to find a medium sized bunt pan. I looked everywhere and finally gave up and cut a hole in a round cake. It wasn't perfect by any standards (if I can find a picture I'll post it too) but midget was thrilled and so I was too. The lady in the picture is my late Aunt Shelia and this is sadly one of the last pictures we have of her. We miss you and remember always!

Field Trip!

This is our trip to the Biltmore Estates. I let midget use her dress up princess clothes and walk the whole tour while pretending she lived there during it's beginning. I asked her all kinds of questions about how it felt to eat at such a big table and things like that. We even took her to the wine tasting with us. She had grape juice while we sipped and savored.
I had a wonderful time of course : ) . I love the look and feel of history. The guides loved our pretend play and even played with us a little. We spent most of the day there and then drove about an hour and a half to get home again. Anyway more of our history later!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Our first successful garden was Midgets' (nickname for my only baby) sunflower garden. I didn't think they would grow at all because that spot used to be where the drive- thru gravel driveway was in the old picture we have of this land. I should have known that the "good" spot was going to bomb! Anyway, the hens enjoyed the bounty of sunflower seeds and I did boil some in salty water and then bake them so we could enjoy some too.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chick Days

So here we are again. Let's go back a couple of years. The first thing we did to begin our self-reliance was get day-old chicks. We ordered 25 chicks. I chose Buff Orpingtons, Black Austrolorps, and a few Americuanas. Let me tell you 25 is too many!!!
I raised them anyway. Then gave them away, all but 6 hens. I've learned my lesson. Next time I'll just get the chicks at the feed store : ).
This catching up is going to take a while folks because I'm a seek and peck typer. I'll post again soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's been so long!!

It has been 2 years! I could hardly believe it. I had completely forgotten about blogging until I read a book called Homemade From Scratch which lead me to a blog about a FARM called ColdAntlerFarm which reminded me about my own planned blog. Well I will try to catch up soon. First though I read a couple of other blogs because I love Farm Blogs. I found Below The Plateau and this little Quiz so I thought I would post my answers here to give a better picture of who I am. 1. Ring! Ring! You receive a phone call from a national sweepstakes organization saying that you have won a life-time supply of your favorite beverage!! What would that drink be? I think I would choose Sundrop. though I don't drink soda often. 2. If you could live in a Jane Austen novel, which book would you pick? What character would you be? I love historic novels and would choose to live in Pride and Prejudice probably as Jane because she is so quite, shy and homish. 3. What is your theme song, that favorite song that absolutely matches you? Poem by Taproot 4. You are trapped on a deserted island. Your only supplies are the clothes you have on, and a box with five things in it. What are those five things? I would want to be left with a big knife, rope, matches, a pot, and a shovel (A cell phone is cheating right?). 5. Chocolate or Caramel? Chocolate of course!!! 6. Vacation! If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Well I've always wanted to see Scotland and Ireland. 7. If forced to do one of the two, which would you do: sky diving or scuba diving? Why? Skydiving, because if something happens at least it's beautiful and over quickly. 8. Favorite TV show, and why? Monk, I mean he is sooo neurotic and funny/cute. 9. Are you a coffee and donuts sorta lady, or a tea and scones type of gal? Tea and scones but not hot tea, iced tea. 10.The time machine has finally been created, and you are the first to be able to use it! What era would you travel too? I love the clothes and hairstyles of the ages gone by but I would most like to be in the colonial era newly in America and just starting this thing. 11. What is the last movie you watched? Wuthering Heights 12. Ding-dong!!! Your favorite actor/singer/celebrity is at your front door! Who would it be? Audrey Hepburn no question! 13. What was your absolute favorite toy as a baby? Mostly instead of a certain toy I liked to play find the different thing. My mother would move something and I would find this difference and laugh forever. 14. What types of blogs do your like best? (examples: DIY, cooking, journal, ect.) Farms, DIY, and crafty blogs are my fav. 15. What is your favorite Bible verse, your "life verse?" I don't have a fav bible verse. Instead when I hear a verse or quote from the bible that strikes me I just try to think about it for a while. Great fun right! It made me think about somethings and laugh at others. Later I'll chat more. Bye!