Showing posts with label farm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label farm. Show all posts
Monday, May 05, 2014

Spring Wisteria Wreath

Us Southern gals are at it again, this time....... with flowers. 



I definitely feel more accomplished with my gardening skills then I am of my culinary skills...and lack there of.  In fact, I would rather be digging in the dirt , then cooking in the kitchen any day. 
Which is precisely where I was, putting this beautiful Wisteria Wreath together.



One of the first plants that I planted in my garden 11 years ago were 2 Wisteria vines. Each year, they come back bigger and prettier then ever. Every year I have to prune them multiple times so they don't look completely out of control, like my hair on some days. 


The funny thing is, I had never considered using the cuttings for a wreath....until this weekend. So with shears in hand, I snipped about 15 clippings and attached them to a grapevine wreath using floral wire. 


 Snip, attach and hang.




I decided to hang it on one of our feed sheds near the pasture. Now, feeding time is met with a big ole smile, by me....and the animals. 


The donkeys like the wreath too!

Be sure to visit my other pals for more flower inspiration.





grateful for~
seeing my mom and sister this weekend




PS- If you missed last months 'Oh My Word....Monograms, click here.



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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Explaining "Chicken Heaven" to Your Child

The first day of our Spring break started off with my own first..... explaining Chicken Heaven to my son.


If you follow me on Facebook here you saw that we got 6 little chicks on Friday. Now we have 5. This adds to the clan of 2 donkeys, 3 dogs, 3 kids, 2 cats, 7 fish, 4 deer that broke my fencing the other day while jumping, 1 husband and a pack of screaming coyotes that kept me up the other night.



My children were ready to experience chickens, ready to care for them, ready to collect the eggs....just not ready for the demise of them.


If you don't live on a country dirt road, surrounded by the sweet smell of chicken farms being cleaned out ( not really it's a nasty stench) or have raised chickens in the past, you may not know that the mortality rate of baby chickens is very high. Reasons can include pre-existing sickness, or living conditions such as lighting and heat, which is one of the main reasons for early death.




Reasons we can understand....... but not my little guy. 

Have you ever raised chickens or had the "chicken heaven" conversation...... how did it go?




Grateful for~
the comforting hug and love from daddy





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