Chicken update

Okay, yeah I know, it has been quite a while since I did one of these posts. Our chickens are still producing except those little black and white ones. They are still too young for that. My husband didn’t buy them for laying though, he said they were meat chickens but we will see. For…

Favorite posts for July

Hi everyone, just wanted to let all my blogging friends know that I will be taking a summer break from blogging from Aug- Sep. I will have some prescheduled new and old post posted while I am away and I hope to take a trip up north for our Christmas in July post, so be…

DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Every summer, to help us get through our hot summer months here in Phoenix, we celebrate Christmas in July. It is a smaller version of the real deal of course, but something we look forward to every year. We bake a cake, roast a chicken, decorate a tiny Christmas tree, exchange handmade and small inexpensive…

DIY- Clay critters.

  All right, finally, I had another one of those “ Nailed it ” moments. You know those moments when we attempt something and it just doesn’t work. Well this is one of those projects. I picked up a bag of party favors from our dollar store and thought they would make perfect molds. So…

Visit to an Arizona feed store

We have the cutest little feed store in our area called   Pratt’s pets and feed store, which has been around since the 1930’s. Emerson Wilcken Pratt was born in Mexico but his family moved to Arizona when Pancho Villa forced them out of Mexico and many years later the Pratt feed store would be…

DIY- Seedpod sail boats

First, before you work on this project you will need an Australian Kurrajong tree. Hopefully there is one somewhere around your neighborhood. This is a good opportunity to get out there and take a walk early in the morning to see what your neighborhood has. Kurrajong trees are called bottle trees in Arizona. The aborigines…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Happy fourth of July everyone. This post would have been better a few days ago to give you all time to decorate for this holiday but I was out for a while with a summer cold. Better late than never. At least Americana can be displayed throughout the year. I got this idea after watching…

Favorite posts for the month of June

Wow, I mean really WOW! June is over, well technically we still have a couple more days, but doesn’t it seem like time is just disappearing? Oh well, I will miss June when it is gone but another will be here before we know it in just a few months…12 to be exact. Anyway, here…

Arizona is closed-

Well not really but parts of it is. A couple of weeks ago when we drove up to check on Our Little Red House we were surprised to see closure signs everywhere where happy families used to be camping and out enjoying our woods. It was really sad seeing this on our drive up. It…