"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Thursday, August 26, 2010

3 different colors

I got all three eggs out of the coop this morning, and they were side by side just like this, and I thought it was pretty cool that they are three totally different shades, it may just be me, but I thought it was pretty awesome!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

My hens

I am absolutely head over heels in love with my hens! I got rid of my last rooster, I decided I did not need one, especially if he was going to be mean to my hens. So its three hens now, two Rhode island reds and one black booted bantam. And they are so happy sweet and calm since I got rid of that over grown monster, and he is happier now too. And you know as soon as I got rid of that last rooster, my girls started laying everyday! I get at least one egg a day, for the past three days I have been getting 3, but I only got 2 today. But they are so good, and I am as excited as a man in tool store, a kid in a candy shop, a dog with a bone, well you get the point, I cant wait to get to that nest box everyday and find my treasure! And boy do I praise those girls, they get spoiled, and I give them treats, and tell them how pretty they are, and they just purr and coo and cluck, and they love grass!! They eat grass and clover like a speed addict, is that normal? I am just so fascinated by my hens, I just can not get enough of them!! Can anyone tell me how often one hen lays, normally? Just curious! Well, God bless all!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I have been away for a while

Hey ya'll,

     I have been away for a while, busy with work, chickens, the garden, vacation, and the baby robin hubby rescued from his work. Here he is in the picture below, hubby found him on the hot pavement, and moved him, and watched all day and said he never saw the mama come back. So he brought him home, and we put him in a cage and hand fed him for over a week, and finally decided to take him to the nature center here. It was so hard to take him, we fell head over heels in love!! He would sit on my shoulder while I washed dishes, and he would sit on hubbies head when he came home from work.
   I cried for 2 days after we took him to the WNC nature center. We get updates on him, he is now at the blue ridge wildlife institute in banner elk, and they send me e-mails about him.
And as you can see above, I got my first chicken egg!! It was from my Rhode island red, and I was soooo excited!! I couldn't eat it because it was broken on the end, I guess she pecked to check it out! But it sure was purtty!

We went camping for a few days in Cades Cove, TN and it was so much fun, I love to rough it, we washed in the creek, cooked over a fire, and it was my step sons first camping trip!

Hubby and I went out at 6:30 in the morning while everyone was asleep and took about 100 pictures of the fog and the deer, I would post more pics but there are about 1000!! Cades Cove is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world!! Well, I will Post more later, we have lots of veggies to can and freeze!! God bless all!!

     

The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains I call home.

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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.