A Week of Homestead Photos March 20th – 26th

What a week of ups and downs. I always wonder why life can’t just go along at a steady pace, and then I realize, where would the “fun” of life be without the ups and downs. Gotta keep a girl on her toes, right?

For once it wasn’t me with the medical issues. Weird, right? Little Miss Accident prone and all. Both the country kids had a bought of 24 hour something. Luckily there was only one up chuck and it was in a toilet!!! Yeah for small victories!!! Hubby however was sent to the ER by our family doctor after an EKG showed issues. He is home now after an overnight stay and is doing fine. Like I said, ups and downs.

I am not looking forward to the early morning hiding of the eggs this year (heck I never like setting my alarm to venture out into the cold, dark morning) but the littlest country kid is soooo excited for Easter. We have a wonderful ham for dinner and if I am not too tired from hiding eggs I might make up some yeast dinner rolls.

So what made me smile this week?

Baby Wanda is showing herself as the alpha chick of the brooder.
Little and in charge!

The oldest country kid complains about doing laundry, so when
 we were at an antique mall, I asked him if he wanted me to
“upgrade” him to this bad boy.

So little Miss Wanda got to meet the REAL alpha of our flock. Grumpy Goldie pecked Wanda a few times before I brought poor Wanda back in the house to the brooder box so she could tell the others of the horror story of meet Goldie. The soap opera lives of chickens…..

While this did not make me smile (in fact it made my stomach flop because I don’t like
things stuck in my hand) I knew my hubby was in good hands.

The highway clean up crew from the sky. I had never seen a turkey vulture on the
ground this close to our house before.

Baby Cider. She is so stinkin small and cute. She is a Black Jersey Giant and despite her
small beginnings, will be one of the larges chickens we have ever had when she is grown.

Wanda decided she was going to try to take a dust bath like the big girls do. It looked
more like she was having a seizure! LOL

I love, love, love, the beautiful towels my friend Sandy makes. They are just too cute!

Okay, don’t look at my fat arm….. just look at the mud on my arm. Do you know what that mud is from? Do ya? That mud came from the horn of a BLACK RHINO!!!! We (the oldest country kid and I for his autism event once a month) were at the zoo and got to do a special behind the scenes and meet the black rhino. I got to pet and cuddle her, give her scratches behind her ears. I looked deeply into her eyes. I got to feed her! I got rhino spit on my fingers!! And she nudged me with her horn and got me dirty when I ran out of food. They offered me something to wipe it off, but no way, I am totally keeping my rhino mud. What an amazing opportunity the oldest country kid and I had!!
So how do you thank a bunch of volunteers at the zoo who help put on one
of the most amazing events ever for kids on the spectrum? Well if it is the
day before Easter and you are us, you shower them with eggs!
Eggs make a great gift any time, am I right?
Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!

Oh and just to let you all know, something else that really makes me smile is coming soon! Every year I hold and event where I get to give stuff away to my followers. I love being able to do this event, just my way of saying thank you for being part of my (mis)Adventures. I am so excited, I have line up a bunch of neat prizes this year. So don’t miss out, and thank you for being a part of it all.

10 thoughts on “A Week of Homestead Photos March 20th – 26th

  1. OK! Back in the right month! Oh, the pics this week are wonderful! Love your rhino mud…what an experience that must have been! Wanda and Cider are too sweet for words. Hope all is well with the hubby…things like that can be scary. Thanks for another great week!! Dona

  2. For some reason I've been thinking all month that I was in April, and had to keep reminding myself that it is only March . . . . until tomorrow! Thanks for sharing these fun pictures at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Hoping you all are doing well now. Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

  3. Aww…you little guys are so cute! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. Sounds like a very busy week. Glad you and the family are on the mend. I love the washing machine. My grandmother had an old machine that we had to put the clothes through the rollers to wring the water out. Talk about sore fingers. See you at the next Over the Moon Link Party.

    1. My mom had one, that we never did laundry on, but we loved to play with the wringer LOL We were silly

  5. How cool to get to pat a black rhino! Wow, that is amazing! I really enjoyed the photographs of your week. I'm glad your hubby is okay. Love the sweet chicks, especially Baby Cider! Thank you so much for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope next week has more ups than downs 🙂

    1. Without the downs we wouldn't notice the ups so much LOL Its just life, ya know 🙂

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