Friday, April 24, 2009

A Welcome Surprise

I went to the barn to discover my stray chicken is sitting on eggs! What a welcome surprise. For some odd reason she prefers the comforts of my barn and the companionship of Clover my pig to her former home (my neighbors). I hope she has lots of little baby chicks.
Kissy went today to be spayed, she is out of surgery and all went well. I will be going to pick her up soon. I will keep you all updated on the bees! I am nervous and excited at the same time. The bee box still has not arrived. Which is making me worried the bees will arrive before the box. I am hoping that is not the case.
The house is coming along nicely and I will have new pics very soon. There's hamburger steak and gravy simmering in the crock pot and buttermilk biscuits and potatoes to come later. The freshly laundered quilts are flapping in the breeze, it's truly a lovely "summerish" day.
Blessings to all!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Bees are Coming!

For a long while now I have been toying with the idea of keeping bees. After watching the movie Secret Life of Bees, then I really wanted to give it a try. So today I finally took the plunge and ordered all the necessary equipment and the bees. They will be arriving May 6 th. I have no idea how to begin the new hive so we enlisted a local bee keeper who we know. We need all the help we can get! I have also been told we will not get any honey the first year because the bees need it to survive the winter. Which is a little disappointing, but good things comes to those who wait. Hope you all are having a blessed week.

Monday, April 13, 2009

House Updates and Easter

Old sink I found at a antique shop
Pics of the bedroom and bedroom closet

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We sure did, we had church service on the family cemetery. The weather was spectacular and we had a huge dinner afterwards. The above pic is of the bunny cakes I made. We had so many different and yummy foods it was overwhelming!

Now on to house updates............we have electricity and have been working away. I am so excited to see how its turning. Above are a few pics..... I found the old sink and paid $25 bucks for it! I will be using the sink part not the old metal cabinet in my kitchen. It will most likely need a new faucet but other than that its in perfect condition. Hope you all had a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday Morning Blues

What do you do when it's cold and dreary out? Take a nap of coarse! My doggies have sleep all day while I have went to and fro through the house sewing, cleaning, painting, and stuffing. Lol, I usually have ten different things going on at once. My mom has a picture of me when I was young, I had fell asleep in the floor with about 20 story books scattered around me. That is me to a tee, I can never be satisfied with one task at a time. I love to multi task. Hope you are having a productive day :)
Kissy (lol I have no idea why her eye looks deformed in this pic, it's really not)

And last but not least Daisy!