Sep 21, 2012


They don't make that noise yet... we still have another couple of months (I hope) but I really can't wait until one of them starts crowing! I just hope whoever starts crowing first doesn't choose 4AM to do his crowing like the neighbors chicken that I, thankfully, can not hear!
This is one of my silver laced wyandottes. 

Production red and a black cochin.

Elvis himself. One of 3 roosters. 
He is a buff Cochin

the 'Typical' chicken as I call them. Barred Rock. 
They are my sweetest chickens. 

Speckled Sussex

Silver Laced Cochin Rooster #2

Black Cochin, Rooster #3
I adore him. He's beautiful.

I say I have 3 roosters. I may have four but I am hoping my other black cochin is not a rooster. 

My personal favorite! My gold laced Cochin. 

Some of the whole crew!

I love my chickens! They make me very happy on some days. Like today when they came running from their house to greet me at my car. Makes a girl feel special when a bunch of chickens run towards you squawking FEED ME!

The two whitish looking chickens behind the production reds are 2 of my 4 Easter Eggers . I call them my crazy chickens. Because that is just what they are... CRAZY.

Sep 14, 2012

Blog Wagon.

I have obviously fallen off. The blog wagon that is.

My life has been full of crazy and fun things.

I still have too many jobs, for most people. I love it though. I seriously have something to do all the time, but I still have my me time to study and ride my horses! Perfect mix.

I pretty much have all of my mornings during the week to ride horses and the weather has been GREAT and I have taken advantage of that! I still work for my dad on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. I babysit a 10 year old little girl that rides horses (which is what we do) on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays I go to school and train a pony for a 10 year old little boy. The Thursdays I am not working for my dad I work at the hospital from 6:38am to 7:15pm.

The past five days alone I have ridden horses seven times. I have ridden all five this week and I have ridden Ms Fatty three times this week. That is my goal for Ms Eats A Lot.

She doesn't look so bad in that picture though.

On the other hand....
Look at that NECK. More like look at that dinosaur. 

Now, I don't even put the grazing muzzle on her... that was just a test.

We are sticking to exercising three times a week for an hour or more and she actually looks a little bit better! Success. 

Die grass, die.

Did you forget I have chickens now? 28 chickens to be exact. 25 hens to be exact. 3 roosters to be exact.

I love them. They are my babies.

Except, my ameraucanas are craaaaaazzzzyyy.

My rooster, Elvis. That may not be my rooster for much longer if he bites me again.

One of my crazy ameraucanas. 

 And My sweet sweet latch guarding my precious chickens on one of their first days out of the coop!

I have not forgotten about Dottie!! She is still around and just as much as a spitfire as she was when we got her! She is precious and we LOVE her. 

She is THE most spoiled dog we have ever had. She gets on any piece of furniture she pleases. All she has to do is whimper. I KNOW. 

When she needs to go outside she will whine at the door. She almost know what 'tell me' means, which means to speak. She will do this no bark mouth movement and snap her teeth all at the same time... so cute. 

She loves to dig.

She loves to bury her bones in the yard.

And she LOVES to eat chicken poop.

Her spots have multiplied times 1000. I'm sure.

The way she sits on her butt cracks me up.

And she loves that brother, Latch.

Don't worry. My horses have been getting LOTS of attention! :)
Lots of riding with friends

Lots of riding at night

Told you, Queen of Eating has been the hot commodity around here!

and of course, my baby boy.

One more thing, Josh is still around. Fancy that. ;) 

Aug 24, 2012

A New Adventure

I have opened a new little business that I will hopefully get going with in the next couple of weeks!

I saw a picture on the internet of a bracelet that I fell in love with that sold out of China, and I decided that I wanted one! I didn't want to buy it though.... because, honestly, I hate buying stuff from China. So I decided I would MAKE it.

By solely looking at a picture, I was able to recreate this beautiful bracelet!

Now I have made about ten different ones and am still in love with them!

If you would like a bracelet, you can email me at

You can also find my Facebook page for more pictures and details!

Free Shipping for the first 10 internet orders! :)

Aug 15, 2012

It Was Meant To Be.

Meet Dottie.

She was brought into our lives on August 3, 2012. The day before we left for a 7 day cruise to Mexico and the Bahamas (which was a blast). She was really brought into our lives on August 11, 2012. A day before she turned 8 weeks old.

I had been looking through pets on and found this jewel (after about 5 other contenders). Her name was Princess and she was 1 of 8 puppies. There were only 3 left. 

I emailed her picture to my parents and called my dad. He said to find out more about her parents. I called the rescue and talked to a very nice lady. She said she couldn't guarantee the breed of the puppy, but that she was so sweet. I didn't find out very much about her at that time. I filled out the adoption application, Just in case! I called dad back and told him that I couldn't find out much about the parents and he said ok well we will see. Or something along those lines.

I got a call from my mom about two minutes later and was told to get her. Pay for her. Save her for us. I paid the adoption fee through paypal, puppy unseen, called the lady for the second time and it was final.  She said she knew we were the right family just by talking to me on the phone for that few minutes. I asked if she could hold 'princess' for us for a week because we were going out of town and we would be back the following Saturday. No problem.

I was so excited! This puppy looked exactly like my Lola Belle, minus the precious eyebrow my best friend had. I just kept looking at that one picture we had of her over and over.... and over.

I found the rescue on facebook and started looking back through their posts to try and find puppy pictures. On the phone the lady had told me their story. They pulled the mother from the humane society's euthanasia list the day of her euthanasia. The next day, June 12, she whelped 8 puppies. She was truly saved just for us.

Who on God's green earth wants to go on a 7 day vacation when you KNOW you have a puppy waiting on you to take her home?!?! Not me!! Somehow I did it and the week flew by. It was a blast but I was so glad to get home to get our puppy!

We made it home from our trip across the gulf waters and went to get our puppy from Columbus, GA. Over an hours drive. 

And before I knew it... we were finally home. 

She has definitely lifted all of our spirits and is the center of our household!

 Everyone loves her and she loves all of us!

She sure is a feisty little thing!

And she loves her brothers! (Pictured with Latch)

She is quickly becoming acquainted with farm life! 

We are loving this sweet girl! I have never seen a dog in this house allowed on so much furniture! She is going to live a good, good life on our farm! That's for sure!

  So, has anyone figured out where her name came from yet? If you read my blog on Lola, then you might have figured it out. 

My dad called Lola "PD", short for Poochie-Dottie... So we named her Dottie after Lola.

And you will NEVER believe this.

Dottie's mother's name..... is Lola. 

Like I said, it was meant to be.  

Jul 16, 2012

Best Day Ever.

This was my evening. Pretty much the best vacation ever.
Thanks Jaclyn's Family :)
Harley, my buddy.

Me and Harley!