Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Food Dehydrator

Nesco Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator and Jerky Maker FD-60

So the hubs borrowed a food dehydrator to make deer jerky. Did I tell you all he got his first deer? It was just outback in the woods not too far from the house, well he's addicted to hunting now. I'm not loving deer meat so far, either I cooked it wrong or they processed it wrong, but it was just wrong!!! Any recipes would be much appreciated ☺ So he made jerky, and I just cleaned the machine today and I just happened to have a bag of cranberries and two pineapples that I got for a great price!!! So I am dehydrating those and so far soo yummy!!! We may never return this item to his friend or it needs to be on someones Christmas list!!! Has anyone used a dehydrator before? What did you shrivel?

And Mama bear, I am going tomorrow to the post office! Dealing with this little puppy is a big pain in the butt! I have to take it everywhere so I don't go anywhere and if I do it's a really quick trip! But the post office will be my quick trip tomorrow ☺

Sunday, November 25, 2012

And the winner is.......

Mamma Bear!!!! Thank you to everyone that commented, this was fun! Congratulations Mamma Bear you can send me your address to  daveandkelly1@gmail.com ☺

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Last Chance ☺

Okay guys last chance to sign up for my giveaway I will put the names in the hat around 6 in the morning but will wait till my little one gets up so she can do the drawing so go comment on my post for your chance to win some soap Good Luck☺

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends!!!!! I love blogging because of you guys! I talk about some of you, like you live down the road LOL!!! I hope everyone has had a great day ☺

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Babies and 100th Post Giveaway!!!

The prize!
My youngest daughter is finally on the mend. We had to go back to the doctor Tuesday because she had a fever that wouldn't go away. They did another chest xray and her pneumonia was clearing up, but the fever was a problem. They gave her another antibiotic to take and it has helped her finally!!! She didn't eat for days and still doesn't eat alot and taking two antibiotics she has a messed up stomach. Attempted school today and ended up back home two hours later. I'm confident she is getting better, now I just need to get her tummy up to snuff.

My puppies to go bag

Yesterday I made my puppy a travel bag out of  two placemats, a napkin, some lace, and an old canvas bag. Cost me maybe three bucks and eight hours off and on of putting it together. I love it! Almost as much as I love this puppy!!! I don't know how I could love something soo much in such a short time, but I adore this little girl. Her name is Angel ☺

♥her little eyes opened two days ago ♥
Now for the giveaway! I can't believe I have posted 100 times, WOW!!! So in celebration I am giving away two bars of my goats milk soap! Just leave a comment on this post and I will put your name in the hat! The winner will be picked November 25th I know that's a long time but with the holidays I wanted everyone to have a chance to enter ☺ Have a great weekend everyone and good luck!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Puppy Update

I took one of the puppies back to my dad's house. It was the runt of the litter and I didn't feel like it was thriving on formula. They are letting the mama dog nurse the pups twice a day and supplementing the rest of the time ( thanks to the homestead lady's advise, she's been eating cottage cheese and tums) and the pups they have are BIG, mama's milk is the best for sure!!! I kept the little pup I will keep as my own. She is still smaller than my dads pups since she's only getting puppy formula. I'm going to mix her up new formula that's goats milk, yogurt, egg yolk, and syrup. I'm hoping this mix will be good for her! She is eating, peeing, and pooping great so hopefully this new formula will make her want to eat more and put on more weight. She's a little doll and I can tell she's going to be ROTTEN!

I got a suprise gift today, one I have wanted for years! It was quite a suprise and I'm still in shock! But I now own a Kitchenaid stand mixer!!!!!! Let the baking begin!!!!!!

On a crappy note, my youngest has been sick for over a week and only went to school Monday. A trip to the doctor on Thursday and we found out she has bacterial pneumonia :( We haven't really left the house except a quick trip to my dads today which she was ready to come back home and take a nap. It's scary when your kids are sick especially when you don't realize how seriously sick they are. I love this kid soo much, she's a hoot, and will grow up to be a very special lady for sure. Wednesday I couldn't wait for her to go to school and now I'm just happy she can breathe. I have a bit of cabin fever being cooped up with a sick child and baby pup but I am glad just to be here with them ☺

My next post will be number 100! I can't believe it! I will have my FIRST EVER give away, it will be a homemade something or other so get ready, it will be fun!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I know today is a bit of a bummer for most people including myself, but I wanted to show you the puppies! Yesterday my dad's momma dog got really sick and almost died from a deficiancy caused from nursing her pups. Anyway, she had six puppies nine days ago. She can no longer nurse them because of her health so they are all on the bottle. I picked up two yesterday to take care of. They are like newborn babies up all night, super needy, but soo cute. This probally wasn't the best idea since my time is soo precious and now I have to spend it with them, but this is an experience I will cherish good or bad. I really didn't want another non productive mouth to feed but with three girls in the house we just couldn't resist such a cute puppy? Dumb or not I have them in my care and I will keep you all updated on their progress!
p.s. We are only keeping one. I just brought home another one for cuddling purposes!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I only made it a week without posting or commenting! I did look at everyones posts daily, I just couldn't help it!!! With winter looming and the election ever so present I felt completely unprepared! I don't even think I would be ready for a winter storm much less the zombie apocalypse my middle daughter talks about LOL! I still don't feel very prepared for the winter but I'm getting there.

Has anyone read about Temple Grandin? I recently read her book and was impressed with her ability to connect with the animals. One cold day I went to get my five little chickens out of their cage so they could roam the yard and I had on gloves. I hadn't worn gloves before to take them out so they all freaked! You would've thought I threw a coon in their cage the way they acted. I took off my gloves and they settled down and came to the door so I could put them on the ground! Temple was right, even those tiny brained birds don't like change! Silly story but I thought it was interesting and wanted to share.

The 23 chickens I hatched are growing like crazy! 12 are pullets and 11 are cockerels! Three of the little guys have already started crowing.

I have the craziest story to share about my boy goat. I have a video to upload and then I will share it. It was a long day thats for sure!!! The goat barn is useable and we built a hay manger this weekend that will keep them from wasting so much I will take pictures soon!

I harvested two pie pumpkins and even though my pumpkin vine died from the last frost the pumpkins are turning orange still ☺ My fall garden is looking great and so far we are harvesting lettuce and I hope we get a couple of tomatoes soon! I also harvested a big bag of pecans, I need to start cracking them for Thanksgiving pie!

I also made goats milk soap with a new recipe, I have tried a bar and it's heaven to the skin but doesn't last long, maybe I didn't let it cure long enough, I don't know!

The middle bars are oatmeal, I haven't tried it yet!

Have a good day everyone!