Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Those teen years)

My two grandchildren are entering those tween years. Aubrie is 13 going on 30 and Carter is 12 going on 20. Actually they both are great kids. I totally adore these two.
They’ve made me laugh and have made me cry. I would do any thing and I mean anything for these two.

We’ve gone on zombie rides late in the evening in an old white truck, down dark dirt roads (I sincerely hope they remember those rides when they get older). We have an area on our property named zombie lake. Actually its just a stream running through the property. They love splashing through the water in the back of that old truck. Aubrie still insist on the safari rides and I’m sure it’s more for our benefit than hers.

Aubrie loves horses and we’ve told her when the time was right she would get that horse. Well she has saved her birthday and Christmas money and has bought every tack you can think of for a horse. Finally we found one just like she was looking for and she is a beauty. she had saved enough money to buy this horse so my husband took her out to see the horse and guess who came home with a horse?

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From Egg to Chick

My last year bantam started laying early this year so I decided to take advantage and try my hand at hatching some babies without a hen since my 8 year old brooding hen passed during the heat of the summer last year. I collected eggs for 2 weeks and started with 14 eggs in the incubator. And by the way when you turn and tend eggs three times a day for twenty-one days you get a little attached to what ever is growing inside the eggs. Two power outages and twenty-one days later this is what I found when getting ready to turn the eggs…….

From Egg to Chick
From Egg to Chick
You can hear the little chick peeping while still in the egg.
You can hear the little chick peeping while still in the egg.
This is a different kind of Zip Line. Once the baby chick has pecked around the egg, he pushes the egg apart with his feet.
This is a different kind of Zip Line. Once the baby chick has pecked around the egg, he pushes the egg apart with his feet.
HELLO OUT THERE!
HELLO OUT THERE!
He! What's going on in there?
Hey! What’s going on in there?
Somebody get the hair dryer!!!!
Somebody get the hair dryer!!!!

Never Bored

Okay, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and I’m sorry for being so scattered. There’s no excuse for getting so sidetracked. I do have more photos of the room we added and probably thousands of photos of plants, landscapes, clouds and country living photos I could share but my husband is sleeping beside me and my best photos are on the computer and I’m on my trusty Kindle Fire HD.

Today I canned 18 pints of green beans from my heirloom, organic garden. I do stay quite busy and some days I look up and wonder where the day has gone. I have peppers and cucumbers to pickle. I was in California for 6 days and my squash simply disappeared. I have okra, tomatoes and bell peppers coming on. My potatoes are doing well. I made potato salad from new potatoes yesterday, so see I do stay busy.

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This is Dovey with her chicks from last year.

I hatched out 9 baby bantam chicks from the incubator four weeks ago and they are growing fast. I don’t raise chickens for meat. I could never harm one of those little birds. I raise them for eggs and fertilizer for my garden.