Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Egg-citing! Also, Keeping it Real.

Yesterday was a big day for the chickens; we had our first egg! I had marked on the calendar that our pullets should start laying right around August 15, so we obviously have an overachiever :) There was another egg today, so we'll see if they start trickling in now. It never gets old....finding the little treasure of a fresh egg.

Remember how I wanted to keep things real for you? Jacob found the egg yesterday. It was a discovery because the young pullets really just don't know what they are doing yet. Their funny little eggs (about the size of a golf ball) can be found anywhere. This particular egg was found in the coop itself close to the water bucket. Both Abigail and Jacob were so excited, and since Jacob found the egg Abigail carried into the house. She was told to put the egg in the refrigerator. She decided that she had to use the restroom first, so she took the egg with her (of course - wouldn't you?). So, the egg makes it finally to the door of the 'fridge only to be dropped right before being placed on the egg shelf :( Sad day for Abigail but a good teaching opportunity for mama (words such as "mama knows best" may or may not have been used, ahem).

Today we tried again. Another egg was found - in the nesting box. Abigail was given another shot, and the egg is now sitting in the refrigerator waiting for daddy to come home and be shown the prize.

In other news, new soaps are being produced, cured and listed; so please take a little time to check them out. Also, I am almost to a goal of 150 likes on my Facebook business page. I would love for you to "like" me too :). Thanks a bunch!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday List

Sometimes I like to share my to-do lists; maybe I'll revisit them someday and giggle over the jobs with which I was pre-occupied! Also, I'm nosy and like to read other people's lists; so maybe you want to do the same?

1. Work on potty training this week. Since it's a fairly quiet week, we can get in a few days of stay-at-home focus on Lydia. She shows such an interest, so we'll see. We are not in a hurry, but it would be nice to have one less person in diapers!

2. Buy chicken feed, dog food, and a replacement belt for the vacuum.

3. Finish preparations for Bible study tomorrow night.

4. Bake muffins (usually I double the batch and have the on hand for the kids' breakfast for a week or two).

5. Brush the dog. Little Miss Gretel is shedding like a crazy dog. Poor thing is hot!

6. Sew something....idea for the etsy shop!

7. Cut castile soap and shampoo bars that were made last week. BTW...have you "liked" my facebook page yet?

8. Pick green beans and bemoan the fact that something happened with our squash and zucchini plants that makes them not produce. What could this be? They have plenty of blooms and plenty of pollinators just no baby squash!

9. Finalize the kids' school curriculum orders for the Fall.

10. Attack the mountain of laundry!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nothing Says "Fun Road Trip" Like...

a nice, sticky lollipop! My blog cuts off some of the picture, but my son actually shows up if you click on the picture itself (the first one).