Friday, May 24, 2013

Catching Up...

Good Friday morning.  I'm off work for the next four days and I'm looking forward to the time.  Of course this morning I was awake at normal work day time - 4:15am - with a migraine no less but an Imitrex and a cup of coffee and it's going away.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stayed Tuned ...

I have LOTS of pictures to share so stay tuned.  It's been busy around the Rockin' M farm so I haven't been able to post.  Please check back.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

L-I-V-I-N-G ... life! What about you?

Thank you for not giving up on me.  Just wanted to drop in and let you know what I've been up to for the last three weeks since my last post..................   L-I-F-E !!!!  I've been up to life and I hope you have too.  Goodness ... isn't it great?  Absolutely !!!

I've been working very hard around here trying to get the gardens up and going and YES YES YES, I got my chickens - I call them my girls.  They are pretty and still too young to lay but who cares.  The girls are getting accustomed to their new home and us.  I got them Monday afternoon and brought them home.  I cannot wait each day to get home to see them.  They like seeing me too because I come bearing hen scratch.  They do not have tails to wag like a dog but they are excited I can tell.

Tonight I made the rounds to see if any of my produce plants are producing produce and they are.  Tonight I found a small squash, little okras, several tomatoes (I only knew of one last night) and some peppers.  The flower seeds are coming up nicely also.  LIFE ... it's wonderful.

So this is a quick catch up but I've been missing you all and getting to write so I am stopping just long enough tonight to send out a few words and some pictures.

See my chicken coop?  My sister and I put together the dog kennel which is now my chicken coop and then I secured chicken wire all the way around it for the safety of my girls (there are 4 laying hens ... no stinking rooster that crows).  The only time a laying hen makes noise is she clucks when she's laying her egg ... well I would cluck too if I laid an egg, wouldn't you.  Anyway so I ... yes I ... built those nesting boxes by myself last Friday on my day off.  The legs are the sides of an old end table my sister had and wasn't going to use (I told her to save them you just never know when you might need good wooden legs and waaa laaaa ... I did).  I went to Home Depot (I'm in love with that store) and bought cull lumber ... yes, that is correct cull plywood lumber and three 8 foot 1 X 2 for the framing and a box of screws and came home and starting building.  I only spent $10 to build it and I have lumber left over for my next project ... a potting bench made from a $10 garage sale baby changing table.  Pictures when I get it finished.

So here are pics of the girls.  They are pretty.  There are two Wyndotts and two red sex links (don't ask me about that name, that's just what they are).

 Below are some of the flower pots/wagons/flower beds I have going and of course pictures of my produce.  <laughing>



So there you have it ... I'm not missing I've just been living.  I am so blessed to be feeling so well.  I still have my joint aches and pains and I am still walking 1/2 to 1 mile a day.  God is so good and has been so good to me.

Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as for the Lord, and not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. --- Col. 3:23-24

Blessings and much love !