I love all the birds we have visiting our property. What I don’t like is when they decide to eat all the chickens’ food! Sure a little nibble here and there isn’t a problem, but by the end of spring, every bird in a 20 mile radius seems to have
Recently the littlest country kid turned four. My mind is blown by this as I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital! But here he is, turning four and he wanted a farm themed birthday. Really? Like he doesn’t get enough of critters every day around here?
The littlest country kid has officially hit the “Let’s Build a Fort” phase of life. Every kid goes through it, grabbing pillows, blankets, tables, chair, boxes, and whatever else they can get their grubby little hands on in order to make the coolest, private space ever! Needless to say, as
A couple of months ago I was contacted by a company called Cave Tools asking If I would be willing to review one of their products and give you all an honest review of it. Of course you all know me, I am about as honest as they come, bluntly
I love throw pillow! Tapestry throw pillows are just so “fancy.” I don’t however love the ridiculous price of those fabulous little pillows. I have seen little tapestry throw pillows from $20 and up?!?! That is SO out of my budget. But guess what? My house is filled with tapestry
When it comes to our home and Christmas decorations, well, you will never see my humble abode gracing the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. Our Christmas tree is far from Martha Stewart perfect. And ya know what? I am so totally fine with these facts! Why? Because while none
Super easy do-it-yourself pillowcases….. Sure, if you are a professional seamstress, right? Nope! I am no professional, in fact, I am self-taught. Well, unless you count that half a semester back in middle school home economics class when I was supposed to sew a nightgown. Yeah, that didn’t end well!
Ever since my hubby bought me a new sewing machine, I have been sewing like a mad woman. You see a few years back, my rotten country kids messed with my old one and it was rendered basically useless, except for making a straight simple stitch. But this new sewing
Halloween is one of our family’s favorite holidays. Even before we had children, hubby and I loved decorating the yard and handing out candy. Over the years we have had a variety of headstones, from the crappy foam store bought ones, to things we have made ourselves. This year I
A few years back, my mother gifted to me her old (aka missing pieces) pressure canner. After purchasing a few parts we had that bad boy back up and ready to go. I can honestly say I love that old piece of metal. It allows us to preserve so much
I was driving down the road the other day and that “wonderful” aroma of skunk filled my nose. A 1/4 mile down the road, there it lay on the shoulder….. Obviously it was “fresh,” but it got me thinking about how the odor of skunk can linger for weeks! And
I like terra cotta pots as much as the next farm girl, but they can tend to be a little on the boring side some times. And sure, there are a million and one ways to paint a pot to give it some pizzazz, but why not think “outside the
Every year we plant a garden. Every year I try to label everything, so we can remember when things come up, what they are. But it seems, every year, those darn markers get lost, broken, or just unreadable. We have expanded our garden this year, fenced it in and built
I love feeding the birds and the country kids love to sit at the window and watch them. I swear our back window is like a television to them. And with some of the programming on today, well I would rather they sat at the window and watched birds! Every
Who doesn’t love a GOOD bagel?!?! My country kids love bagels, but sadly all they have ever had were store bought bagels. Trust me, these are not GOOD bagels. They will do in a pinch, but really? A good bagel should have a firm outer layer with a chewy inner