The (mis)Adventures of a Homesteadin' Mama

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Homestead Happenings November 11-17


It’s beginning to look a lot like bullshit, ummm I mean Christmas! The snow is hear to stay and fall is officially over in our neck of the woods. That was a very short fall! Everyone (including the critters) are adjusting to our new “normal” for the next few months. And by few months, I mean like till April when mud season kicks in.

So what made me smile this week?

It’s cold outside and no one wants to leave the coop. Guess it’s going to be a lazy day of lounging in the straw and nibbling snacks.
Poor Wanda….. She hasn’t yet grown all her new feathers in from molting and it’s been so windy and cold. Maybe hubby should get busy and knit her a sweater!!! 😂 Don’t worry, Fifi agreed to snuggle up with her and share body heat.
I told her it was Monday 😂
Holy moly! I’ve got my ducks in a row this morning! 😂 They aren’t the smartest, playing in the snow, but they are awful cute.
She is old and the alpha hen of our flock. That being said, if she climbs her skinny, old butt up on the tall stack of straw bales, who am I to say anything! Roost on, old woman!
So the oldest country kid’s FFA group has been raking leaves for the community the last couple weeks (before the snow came) and I got all excited when they posted group photos of these hard working kids. That is until I zoomed in looking for my kid….. who for some unknown reason was rocking some leaf Pom-poms 😂 That’s my boy *smacks forehead.” Pom-poms or not, I am proud of all these wonderful kiddos!
We were watching the Lansing Christmas parade and this float goes by….. It’s for the MSU Rodeo Club…. So I grab my phone and text our “adopted” college daughter to ask her if she was on it. She said she was so we back up the feed and had to try to find her!
Here’s looking at you! Fifi was roosting high up on a shelf and the way she was watching me go about my chores just cracked me up. I am easily amused! 
Leave it to me to find a chicken no matter where I go!  Our family went to the Michigan State University Museum with the Potter Park Zoo Falconers program. Falconers is a program for kids on the autism spectrum like the oldest country kid.

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


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