Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You gotta check out what we been up to!!

What have we been up to lately? That is a good question that I know is on everyone's mind.

This is a pic of my wonderful husband making a redneck chair to hunt out of in his blind this deer season. He is so creative. I never would of thought to do something like this. It is an old computer chair with a bar from his old inversion table hooked (probably duct taped) to it so that he can rest his gun on it.
                     Here is the final product. Doesnt that look comfy? Sorry about cutting your head off.
Here is a picture of my chickens making good use out of an old abandoned rabbit pen. Even my animals do not let anything go to waste around here. It was a nice place to sun themselves. Silly birds.
Yesterday I stewed some tomatoes to can. House smelled heavenly. I love the smell of tomatoes cooking. They should make a candle with that smell.  :-)   Maybe they do. I did not take a picture of the end result so right now close your eyes, I am waiting for you to actually close your eyes. (insert Jeopardy theme here) and now picture these in 11 quart canning jars. Isnt that beautiful. I always say we are never going to eat the canned goods this winter because I want to just admire the beauty of them. tee hee hee
These 2 beauties are the best thing that has happened here this past week. They were born on September 11, 2012. Arent they precious? Seriously, the one on the left is named Precious because I kept saying awwwww come here precious so I decided to name her that. Her sister's name I will not take credit for. Her name is Moo. One of my girls thought that she looked like a cow when she was born so they decided to name her Moo. Oh the names they come up with! We now have a Cheddar Fry, a Mohawk, a BabyLynn and now a Moo!! I love the names the girls pick. They are much more original then what I pick. The rest are named Nellie, Bella, Sweet Pea, Joy and Champ. Mine are boring in comparison.  Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed day!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RIP garden 2012

Here is a picture of my garden in it's early days. Wasnt it beautiful, I worked hours upon hours keeping it weed free and dreaming about all the wonderful produce it would be giving me. I could already taste all that homegrown real veggies, not the fake stuff you get at Wal Mart. I will give my garden credit, it did do wonderful for the amount of rain we got but because of lack of rain and lack of water in our well it just up and died on me!! I have come to the conclusion that you do not have to do a darn thing for green beans to survive. I got tons and tons of them, so that will be our main veggie this winter. The peppers and potatoes are also thriving but the tomatoes are another story. They did really well for awhile and I was getting beautiful tomatoes each day. It was wonderful going out each day and picking those red fruit. Yeppers, I know that they are a fruit. Did you? *wink* But as the sun got hotter and the rain got less they slowly stopped producing as much fruit and one day they literally fell over and died. The falling over might have been because when I was making my trellis for them I not so wisely used yarn. Just in case you get the idea to use yarn, it is not the best idea I have ever had. When it did actually rain the yarn stretched and weakened so the weight of the plants knocked it down. Oh well, you live and learn. This past weekend I went through and pulled up all the tomato plants since they passed away. My zucchini and watermelon did ok and I actually got an edible cantalope this year but my cucumbers is another sad story. The deer that I love watching at the bottom of my yard eating apples that fall to the ground decided it would be great fun to eat the cucumber plants in my garden, they also ate the zucchini plants but I think that they are indestructible because after I made it so the deer couldnt get in the zucchini seemed to heal itself but the cucumbers gave up the fight. They died before they even had a chance to get started but one silver lining on this dark cloud is that I found out that we all really like zucchini pickles!! Yum yum yum!! I hope you enjoyed my garden story and that everyone has good garden stories to tell, have a wonderful and blessed day everyone!