26 May 2015

Some of Our Feathered Friends

It's been quite a while since I showed some of our feathered friends.....so I thought I'd introduce you to the newest members of our flock.

Above are our 8 week old Ameraucana's. They are all pullets (meaning hens) and are the sweetest girls ever. It's hard trying not to trip over them as they like to be right at your feet. This is the breed that lays Easter colored eggs....so looking forward to those.

This cute little group was an unexpected surprise. One day we couldn't find one of our hens and we thought she may have been taken by a fox....but lucky for us...and for her too...we found her under a pile of wood sitting on eight eggs. We let her stay with her clutch as she was quite set on taking care of them and about 21 days later we heard the chirps of babies. She hatched all eight eggs. As of this weekend, she ventured outside with them for the first time.....she's such a good mom. The mom is a Mille Fleur Bantam, as for the dad, well....we have quite a few roosters....including Easter Eggers, Porcelain Bantams and a Mottled Cochin Bantam. From the looks of her clutch, I'd say it was a mix of all of them.

Right now the score is:

Hens: 16
Roosters: 6
? Chicks: 8

Total: 30

So here's hoping our new little clutch of 8 chicks is mostly hens.

19 May 2015

I'll Be Here This Saturday....

This Saturday you'll find me selling at the Shopkeeper & Friends Show in Elkhorn, Nebraska. It's put on by the sweetest couple and I'm always so excited to be a part of it.

If your looking for handmade goods and love vintage/junk (you know....the good kind) it's just the show for you.

I hope to see you there!

29 April 2015

Getting Back Into The Groove

I've been trying to get back into the swing of things lately.....I had been quite sick for the past 6 months.....and I'm hoping that's all behind me now and I can move forward and enjoy life again. I'm still not completely out of the woods....but I'm seeing the light through the trees.....and that makes me very happy!

So....to try and get some normalcy back, I started adding new items to my etsy shop. It felt good to get the 'ol camera back out and snap a few photos. I've already added lots of  vintage goodness....but still have loads to add. One of my favorites is the vintage horse show ribbons....I just love all the colors. Wouldn't they make a great valance for a horse lovers window.

Anyways, here's hoping I'm back for good.

01 April 2015

A Spring Table Setting

I took these photos a while ago....but after finding them today on my computer, I thought I'd share them with you for a little spring table inspiration.

I put this together with only things I had on hand.....just a simple and welcoming setting.

I used a linen sheet for the tablecloth and an old european grain sack for the runner.

The centerpiece was of herbs I had in my kitchen at the time....and some fresh cut tomatoes gave it a farm to table feeling. The scissors were for our guests to snip whatever fresh herbs they wanted to sprinkle on their dish.

The napkins were all mismatched....which gave the table a nice relaxed feel.

Happy Spring!