Thursday, February 23, 2017

Chicken Happenings

I thought I would write a little update on our chickens.

*We currently have 15 hens and 2 roosters.

*We have had chickens for 6 years now. They are so fun to watch. We love to let them roam during the day on our homestead.

*We have never before had 2 roosters at one time. Our neighbor has about 6 roosters and wanted rid of some. We took one at first, then my husband came home with another. I thought that with the large amount of land they can roam on, they would be fine. I was wrong :)

*Rooster are so protective over their flock of girls. The first rooster we got says "this is my place, move out!" So we have had some rooster fighting over the past week. We all voted at dinner on what to do about this situation. There were lots of ideas coming from our boys.

*The vote came out, that we would try to find a new home for our black rooster.

*My husband found a man at his work that is going to take the black rooster on Friday. We are thankful. They have been fighting for blood. Something I have never witnessed, but it is surely true. Rooster are soo protective over their hens.

*This spring we have plans to repaint our barn. The boys want it to be red, but we shall see. Our house is a light green, and I'm not sure red would go well. I love that our boys are so involved with the happenings around the farm.

They truly love our little quiet spot in West Virginia.

How are your chickens doing if you have them? We currently get around 8 eggs per day. Some of our girls aren't laying anymore due to old age, and too young. We just love watching them scratch and peck. They are very friendly to us and the boys as we have raised them from chicks.

Happy Thursday!!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Motivation Monday

I have been trying to watch what I eat and excercise more in the new year. Some days I do awesome and I'm so proud of myself!

Other days, not so much.

I've realized I need motivation. It can be something small for some. For me, it's a bad picture of myself. One that doesn't look like me anymore.

I must become hard on myself.

Disciplined. Strong. Self-controlled.

So today we went for a long walk in the park. It was nice and the weather was beautiful around 67 degrees.

Do you have some type of motivation? 

Please share!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Going on 10 years

Very thankful for our marriage.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Memories

We have tried to slow down, but with not much luck. Christmas time is a busy time with friends and family. I do enjoy that!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Sweet Sights

Our sweet boy is 13 months old.
He had just has his bath and I was keeping his head warm from the cold.
We are having cold nights here in WV. Around 18 degrees at night as been the norm.
Keeping the fire going, and the hot chocolate & coffee handy.
I love how the cold keeps us in. It slows us down. My family had warm potatoe soup for dinner tonight. After we made candy cane cookies. Then a family board game. Two rounds worth after the sweet baby went to bed. Ending with a baths and bible study. My kind of evening. 
We got a little dusting of snow and more to come next week. Hope its a lot! My boys want to enjoy the beautiful white. Wishing for a white Christmas. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November is closing

How can it be? November is gone so fast. This whole year is gone so fast. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Along with all of you, I'm so thankful for my faith and family. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Family Time

I will be gone from this space for a while. It is time to reflect on my family that I've been blessed with.
We are going on a trip to TN for a while. We are all looking forward to it. The devil has been creeping into our plans. Putting sickness into our homes and hearts. Praying that we will all be well in time.
Preparing my heart for Thanksgiving. My focus is going to be on the people in my home. Specifically my relationship with my husband. I love him, and pray that I am the wife he deserves.
I am leaving you with a few pictures from this past weekend.