Monday, March 2, 2009

My New Flock Will Be Arriving Soon!

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I Am A New Mother Hen In Waiting~


Oh now before you all get your feathers in an up roar~hear me out.  I have been called a Mother Hen all my life. I tend to take mothering to an extreme at times. I have loved every minute with my little chicks. It is hard to believe that the time has come for them to start leaving the nest.
I have tried to get My Brian talked into having a new little one but he thinks we are to old. Imagine that!
Here are my beautiful chicks~ Alex (my son-in-law), Ashley, Hannah and Caleb.

 The news I have for you is that I am going to be the New Mother Hen to 12 new baby chicks. My girls are going to be 6 sets of twins. They will arrive the first Monday in April by the US Postal Service.  My sister ordered 30. Now my brother in law thinks we will have no problem telling the different breeds apart! Who am I to argue?  

I have been doing a lot of research on proper care and feeding of my awaited little flock. Do you know that they must be under constant care for 4 to 5 weeks. I did not mention that I have a huge Ladies Retreat that I must help pull off in April. By then I am praying My Brian has fallen in love with our little ones and will not mind sitting with them.  I will post photos just as soon as they arrive.  I just can't wait to get my girls! Stay tuned for the rest of the story! 


Ohhh Nooooo Snow...................


This is what we woke up to Saturday Morning in Missouri.  My Amish friend told me it is time to till the garden. The potatoes and onions are to be in the ground by St Pattys Day!  My  Brian is searching for our plow and I am so ready to get my hands in that soil.

 However~this is what I found when when I opened my eyes Saturday morning. My Brian and I got our seed order ready and planned our garden over coffee. (We took advantage of being snowed in and cuddled! I am sure this has to be our very last SNOW!!!)  This is our very first Spring on our little Homestead. We are so excited. I have 10 acres to cover. This is also our first real garden. I am so excited. 

Any ideas on how to prepare our soil. We have more clay than we need! We have been reading but would love any frugal advice from fellow gardeners!

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