Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Has it Been That Long?

I've been busy taking care of these:

Our spring and summer have flown by. Now I find we're already getting ready for back to school.
I was talking to a friend from Ga. and realized it's been 1 whole year since we turned in our foster*care license. I do not miss the stress at all. When asked if we'll be fostering here, I just can't imagine living that way again.
For now you will have to be content on listening to my chicken raising & Boy raising woes. Not quite as entertaining, I know.
My chickens are Easter Eggers. They lay blue,pink,green & other "tinted" eggs. They should start laying by mid August! I can't wait. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures. My husband says that first egg will be an 800.00 egg.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lego Boy

Look what he did with all those stray Legos!

Just kidding!  This is at the Lego store in Down Town Disney. They have such cool displays.
Can you imagine the patience of the people who's job it is to build these things?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Why I Will Never Go To The Beach For Spring Break Again


View to my left......

View to my right...

There were Waaaaay too many people in one small spot of sand for my liking.
It was so hot, I gladly paid 3.00 for a Pepsi.
The Boy will have to get his sand experience in the fall or something.
THAT was crazy. Not again.

Then, you have these things roaming all around.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

What a difference a week makes.

The Chicks and Daffy are just over 2 weeks old now. They have to be the fastest growing animals
known. I swear everyday they double in size and Daffy triples! He was the same size ball of fuzz as the chicks 2 weeks ago. He's kind of left them in the dust now. But the chicks are holding their own.
These guys are so messy. No wonder they call them fouls. They foul their water 100 times a day. All I seems to do is clean their water & feed. I can't wait for the next couple of weeks when the temps finally go UP and they feather out, and out to the coop they go. Then I'll worry about if they are OK all night long.

The crops are coming along nicely. All these plants I've grown under the grow light for the past 6 weeks plus the ones I bought Saturday from the local high school AG dept, should round out our garden nicely. Let's just say we are going to be very heavy on the tomatoes this year.

Let's not forget my small crop of Yorkie. He's not been introduced to the chicks yet. I'm afraid his fierce killer instinct may terrorize them.

And last but certainly not least. A Boy enjoying the not really spring yet weather. But any chance to ride his beloved 4 wheeler. Maybe he can use it to herd the chickens & the Yorkie.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Has Finally Sprung or Kind of

All my newly planted bulbs are coming up! But who knows how long the blooms will last with the weather we are having. One day it was 82 and literally the next it was 40! We seem to be bouncing back and forth like that for the next few weeks.
The most exciting news around here is:   I have Chicks! and not just any ole chicks. They are Araucanas. Or Easter Egg chickens, because they lay colored eggs. Pink,green,blue. Oh, and 1 black duck named Daffy. I bet you can guess who weaseled a duck out of the deal.  I have NO idea how the duck is going to live in the run with the chickens. But right now he seems content to just be a chick in the brooder.

                                                       ( day old chicks)

                                                        ( Here at about 1 week old)

Chick sure grow quick! Everyday I go down to clean up the huge mess they make and you can literally see they've grown over night.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Animal Kingdom Lodge

I've wanted to eat at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma, forever.Yes,like since I was born.
I weighed 15 lbs more than when I went in, but it was worth every bite. Those Zebra Domes
are to die for. I only showed half my dessert plate, because frankly, I was embarassed that I ate 10 desserts. No, not really. I like to get my money's worth. If you ever have the chance to eat there, go for it.