Monday, March 31, 2014

Temporary Chicken House Completed

The chickens were out growing the brooder fast and our chicken barn wasn't ready. On top of this, Scott picked up a bad stomach virus going around which put him on the couch for a couple days, zapping his strength.  By Sunday he was feeling some better, though weak.  We had no choice but to put up a quick chicken barn.  Scott and I worked together nailing tin on the sides and putting chicken wire on the front. We made a quick tin door and wallah...we had a temporary chicken barn.  I thought it turned out well myself! By the time it was turning dark, we had the chickens transferred to their new home and I was beginning to feel nauseated. Yep, my turn for the stomach virus and I can personally testify it zaps you! Scott made the chicken's little house last year out of PVC pipe, hanging heat lamps from the top. It works out well with the chickens going under the lamps as needed at night. They are still so cute with a little bit of down left on their heads.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Chickens

Our chickens arrived while I was in Utah....all 100 of them! Scott had the chickens in two levels of the brooder, covered with additional blankets to keep them warm. We check on them every morning and night, making sure they have plenty of water and feed. I just came from the barn and they're snuggled in and doing well. There's nothing quite like the chirping of baby chickens, making you feel like spring has arrived!  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Utah Trip: Family Time

My days in Utah were filled with family time, spending most of our days at home which was perfect for me, giving lots of time with these precious grand children♥  Brenda took plenty of pictures of us together. Our days were filled with visiting my girls, playing with the kids, morning walks, church on Sunday, picnics at the park, sewing Katie's curtains, picking up Conrad at school, babysitting the grand kids, reading books, playing card games around the table, watching Downton Abbey and conversing like royalty, cooking in the kitchen, opening wedding gifts with the newlyweds and staying connected with my silver/gold childhood best friend!   My super talented niece, Abby, gave our blog a much needed update. Even a cold at the end of my visit was memorable as I used a Neti Pot for the first time with Ashlee's directions. As you can see, the days were spent simply, doing the most important thing...spending time with family!  The days flew by and I'm so glad I have pictures to remember my trip by. Thank you Brenda♥  I love you all and miss you already! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

My Utah Trip: Wedding Day!

I flew out to Utah during our spring break for Kelsie and Josh's wedding.  They were married in the Provo LDS Temple on Saturday, March 8th with a beautiful ring ceremony and  luncheon afterwards. The wedding reception  was the night before in their church's cultural hall, decorated with lights and pink flowers and serving specialty donuts. It was right out of a magazine, it was so beautiful! The evening was magical and filled with family and friends. It was such a blessing to be able to celebrate this special occasion with them.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Quick Visit With Randy

Randy stopped by for a visit on his way back from Gatlinburg.  He'd spent the weekend at a Campus Outreach conference called "All In" where 140 college students from TTU gathered to praise and worship our Lord. Randy was able to meet up with  friends from college and had an awesome weekend with several students giving their lives to the Lord.  We sat around the table visiting and hearing all about his conference...he's living all in! We went to evening church together and our church family was so happy to see him. He mentioned several times how good it was to be home. Randy left back to Southeastern this morning with a care package from Yoder's Country Market for the long drive back. We're so proud of you Randy.