Cooper is growing and is totally integrated into the family. He’s spunky and playful, yet loving and cuddly. It just depends on the time of day. Every morning he plays until about lunchtime, then he crashes.
He’s the perfect fit for the family. Cooper says, “Happy Friday.” Enjoy your weekend!
Our new kitten is growing, healthy, and totally adjusted to his forever home. All the boys have adjusted to him being here, and the animal family is complete for now. Cooper has brought us the joy that we really needed after the terrible year we had last year. He’s the bright spot we all needed.
He is a snuggle bug, but when it’s play time, he is a playful one. Even the dogs and Grayson watch him zoom here and there, play with his toys, and jump in any bag he can find. We built him a tunnel maze with Christmas boxes in the basement. Even Grayson plays in that with him. Tonight, he’s warm and cozy in my lap. I hope wherever you are that you are warm and cozy as well. Sending out good wishes for 2023!
Hoping you are having a calm, warm, and cozy Christmas Eve with family or friends.
From our family to yours Merry CHRISTmas!
It’s been a rough year for so many and our family is no different. It’s been the worst year with so much loss, health issues, and all I just hope things turn around soon. Yet we found a little good to end our year with.
He’s only been home a week and a couple days and he already fits in and all the animals have adjusted to each other.
He loves to play in the morning, then takes a nap in my lap, then plays some more till after dinner, then take another nap, before play time, and then bed time. He’s a big cuddle bug and lap cat when he’s sleeping and resting. When he’s awake he loves to play by himself or with us. He and Grayson also play pretty well together now. Chase and he get along and Baxter is so old now, he doesn’t care as long as Cooper stays away from his food.
He loves to follow me around and if he can’t see or hear me he has this little “mew” he does, he’s not meowing yet. He’s such a love. He’s a bright spot this year with our other boys. These animals have kept us going and feeling loved. ❤️ Just wanted to introduce you to our new little Cooper. His story and how we got him is to come. So stay tuned…
Wishing you a bright, blessed, and beautiful fall Saturday! I hope you are enjoying the day.
It’s finally feeling like fall around here. The trees are changing and the temperatures are cooler. It’s been great for walks, porch sitting in the evening with a cup of coffee, and just being outside.
The boys have really enjoyed being outside and exploring. Even our old man Baxter who is 14 now and having trouble waking at times wants to be out exploring a much as he’s able.
Chase as always is right with me or not to far away exploring and having fun. They really love this time of year.
It’s also the time of year I break out my soup recipes and try new ones. I just made my kale and potato soup (you can find it under Recipes on my blog). I’m anxious to try more soups and will probably be making a pot or two of some soup or stew for the rest of the fall and winter. If you have any recommendations for soups I should try leave them in the comments below.
Happy Fall Ya’ll! 🍁
Our baby chick’s are officially out in the coop with the big girls. They have their own space in the coop and are protected from the big girls, but can see, hear, and somewhat interact with each other.
Before the big move the coop was cleaned and the babies spent some more time outside.
This was the closest the babies have been to the big girls and the big girls are were quite interested in the babies.
They would come over investigate and some like this one would hang around a while.
She seemed the most interested in getting to know these new chick’s. She came back time after time and if she herd them chirping too much she would run over.
The babies seemed comfortable and interested in the big girls as well, so hopefully this will mean another smooth transition when they are finally together with no barriers. Any of you have any baby chick’s getting big fast on you?
I know sounds weird right?? This morning I didn’t know what I wanted to make for a Sunday breakfast. Hubby had a can of corned beef and I had some left over fries from dinner Friday and this dish was born. I rarely have left over fries, but I did today. Actually you could use any left over potatoes, but let’s stick with the fries for now.
You’ll need 1 can of corned beef and left over fries… that’s it. Cut the fries up into pieces into the corned beef. It’s not pretty but just stick with me the taste is yummy.
Cook on medium high heat until the corned beef starts to develop brown bits and some of the fries get color on them. I keep an eye on it and keep scraping up the brown bits off the bottom as it cooks. Plate with some cheesy eggs and you’ve got a great breakfast.
The hash has crispy and soft bits and the taste is delicious. (Note don’t use the already pre mixed corned beef hash that already has potatoes and spices in it, just use the can of corned beef in the canned meat section.)
So the next time you are tempted to throw out those left over fries… don’t… save them for breakfast… the family will love it!
Have you ever cooked your pizza in a cast iron skillet? I had a couple times in the past, but was also using my pizza stone. But no more… I made my homemade crust and topped it with goodies a couple days ago and got the best almost deep dish pizza…
It was thick and crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.
Topped with two kinds of pepperoni, onion, peppers, and lots of cheese… yummmmy.
Served with a salad it was the perfect meal. Try your pizza this way you’ll love it.
If you guessed baby chick’s… your correct!
I got 3 new breads… two are Heritage breads and I haven’t had them before so I’m excited to see these grow.
So we got Black Sex-Link’s, Dominique’s, and Welsummer’s. The Sex-Links are a mix of Rhode Island Reds and a Barred Rock. The Dominique’s are a heritage breed that is America’s oldest breed. The Welsummer’s are a Dutch breed. I’m excited for them all.
It’s been a rough year which is why I haven’t posted as much. When I say rough that’s an understatement. So I needed something to look forward to and that’s a positive and this was it. Also our older girls aren’t laying as much anymore and going into baking season I need my eggs.
I’m going to try to be good to update you as these girls grow. I’m sure there will be some cute moments. I hope you’ll follow along.
Happy start to this 4th of July weekend. Hope you all have Monday off if your in the US and can enjoy time with family
Let’s also take some time to remember the real reason for this holiday and all the men and women who have defended our freedoms since. Have a blessed weekend!
I’ve never been a coffee drinker. My parents never drank it growing up and I never had much exposure to trying it. When I did it wasn’t for me. But I’ve always enjoyed the smell of coffee. How each kind of coffee has the basic same base but the aromas are different. My husband has always been a coffee drinker. He’s the first person I can remember that drinks a cup (or sometimes two) pretty much daily. I’ve always tried the coffees he has, but never liked them.
That all changed a couple months ago. For some reason an iced coffee he got made me want to try to figure out how to make a good cup of sugar free ice coffee. I’m not a big sweet person and try to avoid sugar in any form a much as I can. But sometimes I give in and have something especially since I’ve been more tired then normal. So after much trial I have a homemade version I like. I found a sugar free caramel flavoring and use some half and half. I have a couple mild coffees that aren’t too strong so I use those. Now I make a small pitcher of the coffee, flavoring, and half and half and drink it a couple times a week.
My favorite place to have a glass is on the front porch with the boys, watching the word go by… well what little I see from the front porch. If I have a good book or vlog to keep me company all the better. I love it in my Mason jar with a little ice, pretty lid, and straw. Any of you ice coffee drinker? Any tips or ideas for a good ice coffee?