Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I made a separate box for it. Not it's favorite place to be. We will place him in there and he hops right back out onto our shirts. Since he is healing nicely I brought up a friend for him so that has helped a lot.
I have another set of chicks that are supposed to be hatching tomorrow. I went together and bought eggs with a couple of fellow chicken ladies. I'm hoping that they will hatch. They are my Icelandics. If not then I will have to try again. I'm also thinking I want to get more leghorns. If I get all of the birds I want I will have coops lined up down the pasture, instead of a barn and pasture.
We've been having a heat wave. It's been in the upper 30s low 40s for the past week. My kiddos have been outside on their swings daily. It's like spring around here. We have snow spots instead of grass spots. This is crazy being Alaska.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
As for crafting I have an order of wedding invitations that I will have finished by Saturday. That has taken a chunk of my time lately as well. I will be thankful when those are finished. I have been talking with a lady about buying my jewelry for her store, that would be a blessing as well. I may figure out how to start my crafting as a side business one of these days. I enjoy it and would love to be able to sell it....I just am not a salesperson.
On the homeschooling side of the house it is still like pulling teeth. With me being home full time again it has been different. They aren't liking the more of a daily routine rather than a sit down and do it all at once because Mom is going to check it. I've decided for Little Miss that in order for her to be able to do anything minecraft she is going to have to earn it. That is all her mind is on most days....what she wants to build. I have found some worksheets with minecraft themes which has been wonderful. She doesn't even think it's school. My Littlest Miss is trying to do everything that Little Miss is doing. She is going to catch her if the other doesn't get motivated to learn.
My homestead, mini farm, whatever you want to call it, dreams are alive and well. We have been rebuilding since I was working full time. I'm up to at the moment 31 chickens (including the peepers). That isn't counting the 8 on order. The 8 on order are Icelandic birds. I read about them a few years ago and have been wanting them every since. I am so excited to be getting them. Our turkeys are getting bigger and bigger. I am hoping to be able to hatch some of their eggs in the summer, unless one wants to do it for me. We haven't planned on adding anything else yet. We've been talking about goats, but we are waiting to see if they pass these new Propositions for regulations on them. I would love to have them on the homestead again. I will when it is the right time. So my quiet time is over.
My littles are back and filleting salmon (playdough and imagination) at my table. They are growing up Alaskan. (and I'm loving it!) Have a great day and hopefully you will find a blessed minute of your own.