Saturday, May 26, 2012

How did that get in the house?!?!

I have been starving a bronchitis infection for 4 days, and not sleeping well to rise this morning very early and discovered this in the kitchen...............What???? It was 6" long. It was huge. I have seen lots of these insects, but never one  this large.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Time Out!

I have been put in time out…………that is right, time out. I have over used my data limit and cannot do much of anything online with my back up system. But on the other hand, I sold the farm and now looking for my little 10 ac. Plot, and in the mean time---been off for a week and have 4 more days of punishment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coop @ de Acres

 Okay, call it silly, but the chicks are getting to be really comfortable around me. When I  get the wagon to take my Sadie (dog) on a ride, they  hop on too. It is comical. When the chicks feel comfortable to sit next to Sadie, then I know we are best friends too.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So serene and peaceful;yet yummy!

This charming little plot feeds a family of 4 for the summer at This Old House.

Goes to show us we don't need a lot of space. I'm adding this photo to my wish list. I have to build slightly taller fence or share with the deer. I don't mind sharing, but the deer will pull tomatoes off the vine and drop them on the ground.  I do so love the English flair of this little garden spot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blogger Blues, Done me wrong song.

I got the blogggggggggerrrrr blllllllllllllueeeeeeeeeeees …………I cannot find the solution. I can’t acknowledge when someone post to my blog and I cannot make comments on other blogs…………..grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coop de Acres continues

The chicks are growing so fast. I let them out of the hutch at this size for a couple hours every day. They are learning to get back in the hutch for chick starter after a  morning exercise of chasing bugs.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Root Beer Floats

Oh. Oh I was so excited reading Two Men and a Farm blog about the Passion Fruit he has on his farm. I tried so hard to post to his post, but again I cannot get this to work............don't know what I am doing wrong...oh oh sorry for the digress, but I wanted to share with him about Passion Fruit. A drink formerly called  sarsaparilla;  it is Root Beer. Here is a link to a fun recipe using Passion Fruit.,es/rio-style-ginger-beer-floats

Some times I feel like…………

Some times I feel like this spike, he is not prefect, and surely will be in someone’s sight next season. I have tried to respond on blogs and my post does not appear, and now I wish to respond to a post on my on blog, and it will not publish……..GGGGGGGrrrrrrrrr, something is set up wrong. 

I will keep plowing away at reading, and trying to make this work, and hopefully, this spike can hide out next season as he did this season in my yard.

1 of 3

I decided to only patio garden this season, if I sell and move, I did not want to leave a ground garden behind. This is 1 of 3 tomato plants. 3 plants will make plenty of tomatoes for table use. This plant produces  a medium size fruit while I have one plant that will produce the sandwich jumbo size,  (you know the kind, one slice covers the entire width of the slice bread or bun).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coop @ de Acres

I had not raised any chickens in over 8 years, so a few weeks ago I decided to get some baby chicks. First I had to get a coop. I went to Tractor Supply and purchased a rabbit hutch. The hutch had one inch wire which was not going to work. I left the wire, but attached 1/4" wire cloth to keep the snakes out. I then placed over the hutch bird cloth. Yes, bird cloth does wonders at keeping snakes out of the chicken coop. There is plenty of space for the snakes to roam free and field mice to eat, but in my little space of territory; it is not allowed.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Forever Extended

I ordered these legs today from Rusty Living on Etsy. I searched forever too for a economical legs using forged iron, but never happened. I think these legs will look good.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Forever Continues

I am closer to having the bench painted and finished to my  liking. The Colonial Red is a deep red, but still needed to be muddled a little for me. I made up a glaze with Cinnabark paint and it gave the bench a rusty feel to it that should go well with the iron forged legs...........maybe I will find some large thumbtacks and line the bottom apron also...................just thinking out loud!         

Next:  to order the forged legs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Reflecting back I recall Doug made this bench in 2001 or 02. He made it out of old pine boards used for a crate. It was not supposed to last forever; he made it for fun. It has some wood rot on the feet and I am thinking about taking the legs off and adding forged iron legs; because now I want it to last forever!

Please, don't try to get into my head. It is not available. I am still learning the set up, and once I get going, I will get going!