Sunday, July 29, 2012

A little LOL for today!


.....the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground.
.....the trees are whistling for the dogs.
.....the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance water comes from both taps. can make sun tea instantly. learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
.....the temperature drops below 90 F and you feel a little chilly. discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer your car. discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. actually burn your hand opening the car door. break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 A.M.
.....your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and
end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"?
.....the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
.....the cows are giving evaporated milk. are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
Thanks mom  ☺


Just when all of your animals are getting along and doing fine DRAMA happens!!! I was with my girls at my neices birthday party yesterday when the hubs called... breathless... I knew instantly something was wrong, I kept telling myself don't cry, you have a farm things happen, be tough, don't cry, it's okay and so on. He finally told me two BIG dogs were in the yard he didn't know how many chickens were gone but he was sure one of my banty roosters was dead because the dogs wouldn't quit biting him. The hubs screamed at the dogs, threw rocks repeatedly, tried to kick at them they just wouldn't quit. Needless to say one of the dogs ran back to it's home the other didn't come out of the woods for awhile. By the time I got home I was a basket case worring about my chickens, the idiot owner of the evil dogs, my husband, and so on. To my relief all of my hens and pullets were safe! I could only find one of my bantam roosters and gently coaxed him out from his hiding place and saw the 3/4 in gash in his back :( They have so many feathers I couldn't really tell if he was hurt anywhere else, his back was missing most of it's feathers, the sight of it broke my heart. He was limping pretty bad but Im sure its from the gash on his back. The other rooster finally came out of the woods limping 10x's worse than the first. It took us awhile to calmly catch him to see his wounds. His back was also gashed up, gooey, and gross :( Since they were both bloody we seperated them in their rooster hut so they wouldn't hurt each other. We added a fan and a screen front door to their coop for the night but today we had to let them out they would have died in this heat it's 111* I'm glad they are alive but I am also really worried about their wounds, so far the other chickens haven't pecked at them. I am feverishly keeping the coop clean so the flys will go elsewhere! Fingers crossed the little guys pull through and heal from this. As for the dog, the owners became concerned when only one came home, in my opinion they should have been concerned when TWO LEFT!!! They walked the streets and the other dog came out from where it was hiding and they took it home. For people to be so careless with their animals makes me sick. I didn't want my chickens hurt and I wouldn't want to hurt their dogs, but if their dogs were in their yard none of this would have happened!!!!!!  Those people hadn't had a dog in two years because their last one, a pitbull, got shot. I feel sorry for the animals in such careless care, and shame on them for being that way!!!! I'm done ranting! Enjoy this sultry Sunday ☺

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chicken Chasing Update!

We only got one done tonight, but skinning it is the way to go especially if they aren't real big! It didn't take near the time it usually does. We took the breasts and legs, didn't even open the bird up and cremated the body. That part was the most stressful, because we are currently under a burn ban but we had it contained in our fire pit that was surrounded by cinder blocks next to the water hose, no biggie!!!! What's for dinner tomorrow BBQ chicken!!!

Chasing Chickens!

Chasing chickens all over the yard in 100+++  weather, not fun! I think they know what's about to happen. Next time we will leave them in the coop and do this early in the morning. I just didn't want them hot, and now I'm hot!!! Because of the heat we are going to try and skin them, instead of plucking! Hopefully this all goes well :/

Friday, July 20, 2012


I just want to say welcome and thank you for following my blog! It's always exciting to see new visitors and visit their blogs as well ☺ So welcome AccidentalHomesteadHousewife, Jackie Ahrens, Hiddenhavenhomestead, Kim(fellow Okie), Modern Day Redneck, and Sunnybrook Farm. Modern Day Redneck puts links to his followers blogs when he welcomes, which is too awesome!! I am techno challenged and don't know how to do that LOL! But I do encourage you to check out their blogs if you haven't yet, they are full of information and inspiration!!! Happy Friday~~Kelly♥

Thursday, July 19, 2012


one of the fans in coop
I haven't posted anything recently but I have been chugging along with my usual chores, driving kids to camp, and READING! Nothing beats a good book or two ;) in the summer!!! Well the books are done and it's back to work!!! The temperature here in Oklahoma is 104 and is expected to get higher by the weekend! UGGHH!!! I could no longer deal with the bunny fuzz and doo doo in the house so I moved them (yes them, I got a new baby boy and he's soo cute) back outside, just in time for this heat wave. I've had fans going in the chicken coop for my two broody hens for a few weeks now, and I have added a fan and mister to the rabbit hutch and a mister to the goat pen. In the nest box we had only one fertile egg and it got cracked yesterday (sad) so no baby chicks this time. We had to build a new nest box for the other layers, since the girls are hogging up the two boxes in the coop. We are also having a rooster issue. I think I posted it before but out of five straight run chicks I got five roosters (won't do that again). So out of those I only want to keep my two feather feet bantam roos, the other three we are either going to eat, sell, or try to barter them for something we want ☺ We are in the process of fencing ALL garden areas, the chickens are reaking havoc on my poor plants. The summer garden is half spent and I am now planning my fall garden. Cooler weather and rain wishes for everyone, enjoy this sultry day ☺
mister and fan for hutch
mister in goat pen

new nest box built out of old kitchen cabinet
two areas for laying ☺

Thursday, July 5, 2012


new purse ☺

I have broken away from crocheting dishcloths and tried my hand at new and bigger projects. Last night I finished up my NEW purse!!! I am so excited! I love one of a kind purses so I made my last purse out of fabric (with NO pattern) and I adore it, but I have crammed so much into it the fabric is starting to wear in spots and it's not looking so well! So check out my new purse! It's smaller, and I probally won't be able to cram much in here but it'll do for now

This is my old purse
Before I tackled the purse project I had made a couple of mesh bags. They are perfect for carrying my music books or whatever I would need (to entertain myself) into the woods while my goaty's browse ☺