Birthday Girl

So Serious just had her 2nd birthday. Where did the days go? She was just a baby and now she is such a big girl. Full of No mommy’s, arm’s crossed and kisses. ha if I acted like this I think my husband would have me checked out. The life of a 2 year old… So since I like to bake I have to make each of my children cakes for their birthdays, so for So Serious’s I made a girly cake I made fondant roses and and put fondant ruffles around the base. This cake was very simple and easy to make yet it was fun!

ruffle cake

ruffle cake

roses on cake

roses on cake

What’s a girl to do…..

Well like I’ve said before, Hondo’s new work schedule doesn’t include him being home much to help out with farm duties so I’ve had to up the notch. So this past week I put up new fencing with only the help of a 4yr old, 3yr old and almost 2yr old. It was fun, not really but it had to be done, so what’s a girl to do other than just do it.  We are expanding our garden area, it was 10×50 and I added an extra 15×60 area. For now there is still a fence between the two I didn’t take down because I am letting the laying chicks have the new area to get all the weeds and grass out and to fertilize it so it’s ready for next year.

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Next week I start processing the meat chickens, it will take a few days to get through all 30 by myself, any volunteers? :D

Well Hello!

We are still here, I have haven’t forgotten you all. Spring and early summer is a very busy time on our little farm and with Hondo’s new work schedule he is not around to help with the farm duties as much so I’ve had less time to be here. So what has happened since my last post well let’s see….. we have gotten turkeys, 2 different batches about 3 weeks apart, we have more meat chickens and the layers are much bigger and the garden is in full swing. :D We had a tree in the front yard cut down that had a big hole in the bottom (every time I think about a hole in the bottom of the tree I start singing that song, you know “there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea”, I know it doesn’t make sense but it is what it is ;) ).  Hondo built this wonderful chicken tractor, it was our first attempt it’s nice but heavy. I get the mower out to push it to a new spot everyday so it’s not too bad. Small Warrior is in swim lessons and we have joined a homeschool coop, even though the classes don’t start until August we still meet for play sessions and meetings. So very busy but never boring. I am so thankful for what we have, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Meat chickens and younger turkeys

Meat chickens and younger turkeys

Mr. Turkey

Mr. Turkey

one of the four pigs

one of the four pigs

Laying hens and one of the three roosters (he's in the lead)

Laying hens and one of the three roosters (he’s in the lead)

some lettuce and beans , only a small part of the garden

some lettuce and beans , only a small part of the garden

Kohlrabi and squash

Kohlrabi and squash

carrots

carrots

head lettuce and salad lettuce

head lettuce and salad lettuce

green beans and snap peas

green beans and snap peas

 

 

Spring is here, right?

It’s March 25th and spring is in full swing here at Raising Egg’s Farm. We have our piglets, meat chickens (which will be ready in another week for butcher), our laying chicks came in today, seeds started indoors and a new farm dog. However mother nature has not taken the hint, she’s still stuck in winter mode. I am ready for her to switch to spring mode though, our yard is a muddy mucky mess (which is not so great with a new puppy, who is white might I add). It makes all the farm chores a bummer, not fun like they would be if it were at least 50 deg and sunny. It makes it more expensive as I have to keep heating on the outside animals and their water, I have to buy straw (which I do even through the summer for bedding but 3x’s the amount in winter) and trekking water to all the waterers is a big pain. I can’t roll out the hose to fill their waterers I have to take pitchers back and fourth to fill them. So basically what I’m saying is I’m ready for it to warm up, even just a little would be great. It doesn’t have to be 80 deg the 60′s would be better than the 30′s. What’s the weather like where you live?

Seedlings

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Egg Laying Chicks

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new farm dog

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my view outside today

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The Romeike Family

This family lived in Germany and came to the United States because of homeschooling. They were threatened with fines, removal of their children and possible imprisonment for homeschooling their children.  I would write a long post about this but I can’t say it any better or give you more information than the HSLDA site can so read this link

http://www.hslda.org/legal/cases/romeike.asp?src=email130322

Here are a few more blogs/articles that have written about it:

Ordinary Happily Ever After

Fox News

Liberty News

Writing About Anything I Want To – because I can

and sign the petition to help this family.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediate-action-requested-romeikes—grant-permanent-legal-status-persecuted-german-homeschool-family/06vqtgCp