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Take A Peek At Our Week May 20 – 26

Enjoy this peek at our week!

I am so glad spring has sprung, but did summer have to show up three days later?!?! We have been in one heck of a heat wave this week. Heat or no heat, work must go one. I have never been so sweaty, showered so much, or has such bad acne in my adult life then this week. Thankfully “they” are predicting cooler is on the way. This girl does not like temps over 90!

We have been crushing it on the homestead, getting projects done, but there is always a list a mile long. Here is hoping the garden gets planted next week, but I’m not holding my breath till the temps drop. All of our seedling we started are itching to get in the ground, but I don’t need them to wither away as soon as they’re planted, so they will have to wait for the cooler temps like the rest of us.

So what made me smile this week?

Grandma Ester is in the nest box!!! I love getting her blue/grew eggs. As she gets older they are few and far between so they are like little treasures. Why do we keep an old hen that doesn’t lay well? Because as the matriarch of our flock, she keeps the young girls in line, and that is worth the feed!


When your chicken wants to hang out with you on your lawn chair, but then you fear for your life. Chicken selfies can be dangerous business! I so thought Fifi was going to peck me in the face…..


It was just a rainy, curl up on the couch kind of day. So sayeth Heidi the homestead hound. Go forth and inhabit the soft cushions in every corner of the globe.


And this is why I always tell my kids, when you transplant a plant, you have to tickle its toes! This poor root bound hosta I picked up made me want to cry. It’s amazing that it looked so healthy because, holy moly, it took me forever to untangle and spread its roots!


There is nothing more relaxing then sitting out back at dusk, listening to the frogs sing while Heidi the homestead hound watches the ducks take a final lap around the property before heading to bed. This is my happy place. So glad spring is here!


They said their names were Big Red and Gal. When I asked what they were doing in my truck, they said they wanted to come home with me. Who am I to argue with talking fruit trees! I mean really, it’s not my fault, they climbed in there all on their own. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it


It’s that time of year again…… baseball!!! The littlest country kid had his first practice. No more t-ball, he is big time, playing coach pitch! This mama might have to invest in a cow bell and be “one of those moms” this year



 The oldest country kid’s last band concert of the year


I had the pleasure of meeting this young man when I went to pick up my sod order from Ludema & Boyink Sod Farm. I drove down some dirt backroads to the field where they were cutting sod and CJ here, who is 13 and obviously not at school, loaded me by hand. Why is CJ not at school? Because this is a family farm and they had a lot of orders going out today. He had been at it since 4am and still had a smile on his face. Kids like him give me hope for the future of our country. Hard working, great customer service…. seriously, CJ, you are an amazing individual!


I was been busting my butt (with my neighbor’s help) to get all the sod I picked laid. Did I mention it was 90 degrees out?!?! We were both in need of a shower (separately of course) and some pampering 😂 I think the side yard is coming together and will be a great hang out and relax spot this summer. Great neighbors are worth more than gold


Busy start to the long weekend. We picked up materials to make some new raised beds for the blueberries and strawberries.



This is my hubby’s worst nightmare….. baby spiders hatched by our back door. Taking after his father, the oldest country kid wanted to kill them all. The littlest country kid started crying and begged me to save them, so I knocked them into a bag and we relocated them to our raspberry patch. I’m so proud of the littlest’s compassion!
Some people call it “man glitter.” Well since I’m not a man, I call it “getting it done!” Sweet and sawdust are an itchy combination.


Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!



2 thoughts on “Take A Peek At Our Week May 20 – 26

  1. My oldest son, 40 years old, is petrified of spiders. He moved back in with us and when he helps in the garden and sees a spider he starts yelling. Mom, please kill this spider. Me, I just fuss at the spider and I tell him or her to make their web where my son won’t see him.

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