Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank a Soldier

From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
--Thomas Jefferson--

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Anything is an improvement!

I love the projects we are taking on around here!  Mema tells a story about her nephew Nicky.  When she and her family moved into their house in the country, folks came out to work.  Nicky told his mom, "I like working out there.  Any work you do is an improvement!"

Thursday, May 27, 2010


We haven't even been outside this morning and I have pulled 2 (crawling, not biting) ticks off of Theo and 1 off of myself.  Yesterday, I pulled 3 off of Eden (they were already biting) and one off of Theo!

I was thinking of waiting on the chickens until we were a bit more settled, but I think we need some form of tick control!  So, I have been dreaming today.  I know I don't want a large flock.  I want 6-8 birds at most.  I want a pretty egg basket.  Well, not the actual basket, but the eggs in the basket.  I want friendly breeds.  I want good layers and possibly dual purpose breeds.  I want a coop with a run.  I plan to let the birds "free range" on a part time basis, but want them to be penned up when that is more convenient for me.  So, this is what I have come up with...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Glimpse of this Country Life

We said goodbye to Davis Avenue on April 22nd.  Brandon and I chose this house before we 
were even engaged.  We got engaged in the front yard, we spent 8 great years there.  
Both of our babies came home there and we have a lot of memories wrapped up in these walls.  Bittersweet (okay, mostly sweet).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Twisty-turny life!

I have been neglecting the blog. Not because there is nothing to report (because there is),
but because I am a bit annoyed at the way things are going and I hate to sound 

Our house is SOLD! The new family who bought it closed on April 22nd. We moved out of 
the Davis Ave house on the same day and into Hunter's Grove!