Thursday, March 28, 2013


Today I am thankful that my chickies survived their first night with us!!! Now to get through three more weeks of nights to be out of "danger" and I will sleep better and breathe easier...I think. Then it will be concern for the wild animals that may come for a visit when I least expect it, or my wonderful Bella (border collie) that thinks that "if it runs, I must chase it"!!!
I'm pretty sure my gray hair is going to have more company before all this is settled!!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The chicks are coming!! The chicks are coming!!!!

I don't know if you have picked up on this, but we are city folks becoming country folks. We have in the last year or so bought 6.5 acres of land,
built a house on this land,
are preparing to fence the entire property so we can get goats and cows one day, heirloom gardening, planting fruit trees, building a chicken coop,
and getting chickens.

Now, I know that it doesn't seem like much, but to me, it is incredible.
Not only am I a city girl, but I am also NOT a farm girl in any way!!! I have never lived on a farm. I have never been around farm animals. I do not like smelly things. I do not like getting dirty (except for gardening).  That being said, CHICKS ARE COMING ON WEDNESDAY!!!!! Do not panic. Do Not Panic. DO NOT PANIC!!!!! I keep telling myself this, but I am not listening!!!
I am completely overwhelmed with the thought that these 6 little (tiny) animals will be dependent on me for the rest of their natural lives.{This did not bother me when it came to children for some reason. I guess because one day kids grow up and can state their needs...}
And goats, oh my word, don't get me started!!! While I love the thought of having goats, I am not loving the thought of having goats!! I am conflicted about something that hasn't even happened yet!!!

I really need to step back, take a deep breath, and look at what God has done for my family. The list is long....Take one day at a time and hope that all 6 chicks make it through their first few weeks with us!!!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Results of hard work and dreams

I have found that I do not have the time required to blog every day. Sorry. Well, not for you, for me. Mainly because it is a goal that I just cannot accomplish at this time in my life. I still find things to be thankful for everyday, I just don't have the time to post them on here!!

But for today, I am thankful that we are finally seeing results of hard work!!

My husband's winter project of building a chicken coop from scrap wood (from the building of our house) is almost complete!!!! It really is more like a chicken mansion, but who am I to judge?? The chickens will have plenty of room and I am impressed that it has worked out like it has. Our chicks are coming next week and we are super excited!!!!

We have been attending Beekeeping classes in the hopes of becoming beekeepers soon!!! We picked up our first Hive today and will be getting bees next week!!!! So, we are on our way.....we are so very excited to be doing this. It has been a dream of my husband's for quite some time!! =)

Next on the list of things to do/get is goats!! Ha!! My hubby will make a country girl out of me yet!!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Day 35: Health

Day 35: Today I am thankful for my health. Well, my overall health anyway.....

I have bronchitis and it is terrible. I have never had it before and it is kicking my butt!!! I am not a smoker (which was the doctor's first question...?....) but somehow my bronchial tubes or whatever are rattling, and I cannot stop coughing without this awful medicine the doctor prescribed. And when I say awful, I mean, nastiest,eye watering, makesmewanttoheave awful!!!! But when I take it, I do not cough. Simple as that. 

I can't imagine what those who suffer with lung issues go through every day!! It is a terrible feeling to think you can't get air.

I am thankful that this is not a regular sickness for me.