Monday, April 30, 2012



I've got to start writing more often because when I wait so long to post Blogger changes the format on me. It's been a crazy 6 months. Do you ever feel like you're busy all the time but when you try to think of what you've been doing you don't know what it is? That's how I feel.

I'll just start writing and maybe it will come back to me.  My friend Linda's sheep had four lambs last month and they were so cute.  I took my grand kids out to see them and it was so much fun. Here is a picture of the mom and her lambs. They are a little hard to see them all. The mom reminds me of a cartoon character with her matchstick legs.

My friend Carla gave me a book on Artisan breads and I made some and here is a picture of my first loaf. It was sooo good. And so easy to make.  The book is "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Jeff Hertzverg,MD and Zoe Francois.

I also have added to my flock of chickens with 3 more Rhode Island Reds and 3 Bard Rocks.  They are now about 6 weeks old and are outside in a small pen beside the big coop so they can all get acquainted. Yesterday after Mark got the lawn mowed I let everyone out together in the big yard so they could start getting used to each other.  It went much better then I thought it would.  The big girls pretty much ignored the little girls except that once in a while one of the big ones would come over and give them a peck. Probably to make sure they knew who was boss. I was surprised it went so well. As soon as the weather gets nice again they will have some more time together outside. I'll maybe have some pictures next time.

Something else I got to do was speak to our Women's group at church about gardening.  When I was asked last Aug or Sept. I said yes because that was months away.  Then it got closer and closer and I got more nervous all the time.  My friend Betty said she would help me and so we both spoke. It needed to be for 30 minutes.  I wasn't sure what I would talk about because there are so many different things and it's so hard to decide what.  But I did it and it went really well.  They seemed to like it and laughed a lot.  I really don't remember hardly anything I said but people keep telling me different things that they are doing  so I must have said something right.  Betty did a wonderful job and then they asked questions for about 15 minutes after we spoke,  Very fun.

This is a picture of my 2nd oldest granddaughter Samantha.  She just turned 18 in on the 11th of this month and will graduate from home school in May.  Sarah (my middle daughter) and I are going to go the Boise at the end of May to her graduation ceremony.  I am so excited to see her and the rest of the family.

This Saturday I will be hosting the 3rd annual plant exchange here at my home. It is so much fun. Everyone brings between 10 and 15 plants that they have brought from their gardens that have needed to be divided and then we all trade.  I have coffee and tea and some people bring goodies and we have a tour of the gardens and just have a good time talking and being together.  I hope to have some pictures next week.

I know there are many things I have left out from the past six month but that's all I can do for now.  I hope you are all blessed and have a marvelous week. 

All for now,



Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Good morning Kay! Congrats to you for speaking at your group...and for 30 minutes...WOW!! Now that takes courage and it sounds like you did a wonderful job..good for you. You live in my old neck of the woods...I love the PNW and nearly all of my family lives up there in BC :) Love that clear water your granddaughter is standing in...we sure don't have that here in our part of Kansas. In fact if I was standing in water that shallow you probably couldn't see the bottom! Well...depends on what water I'm standing in. Love the lamb photo's. Wish I was closer...I would come to your plant swap for sure...what a great way to share your extra plants and get some new ones! I hope your week is a good one ...Maura :)

jerilanders said...

Kay! long time no see! I know how it is to be incredibly nervous before a speaking engagement, I do talks about my books and always FREAK out the day before and all the way up to the stage. Then, after the 1st few words, I loosen up and everything seems to go smoothly.
Don't you just love your chickens?! I watched a baby chick hatch out of the shell today, what an effort! Poor little thing was exhausted afterwards, but oh, so darling.
I wish I could be at that plant exchange!

Unknown said...

Your garden sale sounds like so much fun...wish I could come but then again, we may never get nice enough weather to plant! Ha!

Glad to hear your new chicks are blending well with the older ones. I just lost one and need to add to my flock, wasn't sure how that would work.

Great photo of your gd!