One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Update on Chicks ~ We have blooms! ~ The Surprise (new additions)

My little ladies are not that little any longer.  They are growing quickly.

I'm starting to teach them the call to come for a treat.  I need to get some meal worms next. 

A beautiful way to enjoy Easter this year - fresh flowers. What  a great feeling it is to walk outside, cut flowers, and bring them inside to enjoy.  I dug out a doily that came from my Aunt, and an old flower vase of mine.  It just adds so much sunshine to our home. It's crazy to still be burning wood for heat, yet enjoying these lovely blooms.

So what's the surprise?  

 Meet Jackson (Jax for short).

We haven't named this guy yet.  I'll be back to share that soon.

Two stinkin' cute Nigerian dwarf wethers.  Oh my!  Hubby and one daughter went on a road trip and brought them home.  It was music to my ears to once again hear little hooves pitter patter and to hear them cry out.  They'll have tons of pasture to munch down this summer.  Walking to the barn, working in the garden, and just being outside is more fun now.  Ah.  Life is good.

Happy Easter to everyone.  We are not doing much on account Hubby got called to work this morning, and our 19 year-old is working this morning too.  I am making a healthy breakfast and maybe a ham for dinner, but we are simply celebrating Easter Sunday on the porch today.  It may rain, but it's starting to look like a wonderfully, enjoyable day today.


Mama Pea said...

I think chicks grow faster than any other animal. Congrats on your two new goats. I know you really missed having them on the homestead. I hope Jax and Yet-Un-Named-Fella appreciate the good home they will have.

Happy Easter to you all!

Rain said...

Enjoy your Easter on the porch, I am doing the exact same thing as I type this...4 and a half hours and counting in the sunshine with the dogs! We're getting a deluge of rain tomorrow so I'm staying out as long as the sun warms me!

Kristina said...

Thanks Mama Pea, they are already getting spoiled.

Kristina said...

Rain, we did that too. It was just the most beautiful day Sunday.

RB said...

The chicks HAVE grown, and two boy goats...they're cute as buttons, but you won't get milk from boy goats ya know. LOL I'd love to have more chicks, but I can't get Bro Tom to get into the hen house to get eggs now as it is, and I can't get the gate open to do it myself. Grrr...
Prayers everyone has a great safe week.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, our 19 year-old is already trying to talk me into dairy goats next spring. Ha! I'm just not ready for the workload yet.