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…

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…

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…

Chicken update

No eggs yet from our french little ladies, still waiting on those. My husband as you know is not happy about that, but hey, “they are still too young” I keep telling him. At least I think so, they’re only about 4 months old. The black and white baby chicks are getting bigger and my…

Chicken update…we got names.

Guess our chickens are French. My daughter decided to give them all French names but what she didn’t realize is that her father had already named a couple of the chicks before her. So here they are along with their personalities.   Bouffi (Puffy) – Seems to be the ringleader of them all. Even when…

Update on chicks…yep, they are still crazy as ever.

Our Christmas leftovers have caused our chicks to explode in size. They are looking like little chickens now. And I am sure this part is no big surprise to you all…they are still acting crazy. They started molting, which is not a pretty site. I asked my husband what the deal was with those chicks;…

   Monthly update on the chicks

Yep… they’re still around. Turns out these little future hens that we bought are not the lovie dovie variety. My daughter keeps trying to get them to eat out of her hand and they run away cowering in some corner like she is some giant creature getting ready to eat them. They are her babies…

   It’s the little things that mean the most.

Aw… Christmas is over, but this always happens, what begins must end. We still have a week of celebrating of course; because we don’t take our decorations down until after January 6th. Thought I share some of our favorite gifts this year. We like to keep things simple. There are gift cards and money cards…

Update on the chicks

I know, I know… I told everyone not to name those chicks, so my daughter came up with a solution, she decided to give them a name as a group “ A nick name mom” she tried explaining to me, which is Chicklits, you know, like the gum. Oh, I hate this when we all…

A trip back to the little red house.

We had a holiday weekend and decided to head up north. We are redoing my husband’s office and turning it into a little bedroom, and we needed an extra bed we had up at the little red house. Our trip up north this time was not an easy one. Our neighbors here in the city…