Rain and Chicks

Hello All

Hope everyone is having a great week and have good plans for the weekend ahead. We have been dealing with a lot of rain this week, but trying to get the babies out in between the rain…

4 babies

They just love getting out and are growing so fast. Enjoying having these babies in the house 🙂  (on a sad note we lost one of our 2nd batch girls the buffs… but moving forward with the new little ones ). Sending out sunshine and blessings your way!

Merry CHRISTmas Eve!

Our family hopes you are with family or friends celebrating this Christmas eve…


Its a very warm Christmas eve where we are and no hopes of snow only rain… but we still are enjoying celebrating our Lord and Saviors birth.

Storms a commin’

The other night a storm blew in so quick, but you could see it coming….

Storm 2

I loved seeing the rain sheets coming from the river…

Storm 3

And across the fields towards our house…

Storm 1

The clouds turned and got darker as the storm got closer…

Storm 4

As much as I hate storms it was neat to see all this and be inside my cozy home safe and sound 🙂

Storm 5


Its been a blue kind of day… mood and weather wise… rain, rain, and clouds. The rain stopped briefly at times off and on all day. This little butterfly was a visitor of ours and its lovely blue wings matched my mood and also provided a momentary mood lift.Blu butterflyWhat a pretty color blue 🙂 It is a metallic blue that seems to shine. Blu butterfly 3She made sure to show off both her good sides…Blu butterfly 4Each time she turned she stayed still enough for me to snap a picture…Blu butterfly2How sweet was she to stay around so long and provide me some beauty on a rainy day 🙂

Dinner visitor…

We had a big storm last night and more rain today. It stopped briefly and then started again as we finished dinner. About this time Chase started growling and barking like mad and Baxter joined in. We looked out the back windows to see this lady wandering through our back yard. When she heard the dogs barking she high tailed it towards the neighbors yard and has not come back yet. Poor girl she was as scared as a chicken… well the chickens are braver as they know to give the dogs what for 😉 Happy Friday… have a blessed weekend 🙂

Tips and Chicks Monday

We got some more rain yesterday, thankfully without a storm or wind. The garden and the flowers all seemed to enjoy the rain. The chickens also didn’t seem to mind as it cooled things of a bit. One of our “girls” seemed to know the rain was coming as she ran and hid under the bush as soon as she heard the thunder then when it was just rain she went to the middle of the yard and laid there getting all wet.

After the storm was over I checked the garden and found all sorts of veggies waiting to be picked. You can’t see a squash one minute and the next it is so big it’s hard to miss. It’s funny how that works.

I am happy with the garden expansion this year as I have more room and the plants are getting bigger. I am getting a few tomatoes, but have a lot that are green, just waiting for them to turn red. I am anxious to get my tomato sauces made to store for the winter. I am also needing to get out to get some Ball jars to try my hand at canning this year. Some of you gave me some good tips on canning I am going to try out so keep the tips coming.

Big Bird…

It’s still cloudy and wet today. The rain appears to have stopped for now. On the way home the other day we saw this peacock sitting on a house on one of the back roads we take. Since I work later today I thought I would share this photo before I left.. I hope you have a great day 🙂

And the rain came down, down, down…

So the weather man was right again… rain all day. It really made the morning hard for us to get to the doctors appointments and then to run errands. There were numerous accidents and people driving slowly. We were late for the first doctor, but so was everyone behind us so we were still seen. When we got home the chickens were out in the yard getting a bath and they got some of the scrap cauliflower for a treat. The rain was coming down hard and the tractors were eerie distant in the rain…

The rose-bush seemed to enjoy another drink and is getting so big with all the rain…







It’s one of those afternoons that I don’t mind the rain now that I am home. I got a nap, the garden is getting water, and I don’t have to feel bad about resting and reading. I hope you have a blessed week 🙂



Sunny day… Chasing the clouds away

Today was another sunny day! We had to take advantage of it as Mr. Weatherman says it’s going to rain all day tomorrow.

The chickens discovered today one of our fence posts had come loose and they showed us they know how to try to get out… that’s fixed now.







I was reading a post the other day (I’m sorry to say I forgot who it was – if it’s you let me know) the lady writing it was sharing her black dog loved to lay in the sun…

We have one of those...

My wonderful hubby finished weed eating the fence line… it looks good now.

The only problem today again was the wind. It blew all night and knocked things over. Today it is making sure it tries its hardest to blow the leaves off the trees in surprise attacks.

I worked in the garden and placed my new wire trellis I got to let my cucumbers climb on this year.










My onions are coming up and I am so excited to see the fruits of my labor starting to grow.







I am so looking forward to the weather staying nice and being able to put the rest of my plants in so they can grow big.


Baxter and Chase wanted to wish all my followers, readers, and visitors a Happy Weekend !

P.S. Anyone know what song and from what show my blog title came from today?


Was the weather man right?

One of my favorite flowers is the Gerber daisy. I love the colors, the design, and how they grow. Now I enjoy daisy’s in general, but this has to be my favorite variety. It’s almost like a sunshine (which I also enjoy). Which brings me to today… my motto worked the sun came out and was out all day. Over the weekend the weather man said it was supposed to rain until Wednesday, then he said Tuesday, then it said slight chance Tuesday, but ending by mid day. Well the rain ended overnight and today was sunny, yet still chilly. A weather man is the only job you can not be right in and still keep your job;)

I had to run an errand this morning and took the dogs (they love to ride).

Chase likes to sleep in this weird position when in the truck.

When we got back the dog’s  layed in the sun and watched the chickens. (I wish I could have too, but I had to go to work).

I want to thank all my followers and visitors. I had my highest visitors day yesterday and it made me so happy. I am very blessed to have followers like you 🙂 



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