Monday, September 28, 2009

September Newsletter sent!

Just sent out the September issue of my newsletter - if you did not receive a copy, sign up on the right side of the blog and I'll send you a copy!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ditch digging update!

We are almost done! Last weekend when us "women folk" were canning applesauce, my dad, 2 uncles, brother and husband all were digging the ditch!

Actually my cousin was helping to and she dug for like 6 hours straight! Bless her little heart!! THANK YOU AMY!!!!

And a big giant humungus THANK YOU to my Dad (your tuckpointing is beautiful), Uncle Ron (hope your knees are feeling better), Uncle Eddie (hope your everything is feeling better :0), and little brother Jake (you'll be back!) for coming out and helping! We are so much further than we would have been without you guys!!!!!!!

Here's a few pics of how it looks so far!! I can't wait until this HUGE project is done!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OMG - Applesauce!

It's fall, or at least my apple trees say it is! This past weekend, my mom, grandma, aunt, cousin all came out and we picked a gazillion apples and made 28 quart jars of homemade applesauce!

It's amazing! It's perfectly sweetened and with a tiny hint of tartness to make your mouth water! We had a blast making it as it only took about 7 hours! :0)

I can't wait to make pork chops!!

On Sunday, I make another 6 quarts of applesauce and added cinnamon to it and it's tastes like apples pie filling!

Now all I have to do is can my tomatoes! That'll be a later post!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

8 Years of Wedded Bliss! (at least most of it)

Today is our 8 year Wedding Anniversary! I just wanted to say that I think my husband is extremely special. It takes a certain kind of man to stay married to me for this long - let me tell ya!

Through all my crazy quirkiness, you seem to understand what I'm saying and thinking even when I don't. You've stood by me through everything and you've given me the 2 greatest gifts in the world, a daughter and a son.

Our life is never perfect, but it's all ours and we always get through everything, together. There isn't anyone else in the world that I would rather live with, laugh with or love than you!

Here's to another 8 years and more - I Love You ♥


Monday, September 21, 2009

The Chicken Run is DONE!

I've been meaning to take pictures of it forever but always forgot to buy batteries for my camera but finally I have them, and got to take pictures this past weekend!!

We put an 18 inch tall white fence around the entire bottom of the chicken run and I'm happy to say that it has done the trick of keeping MOST of the chickens in the pen! There are 2-3 that get out every day but at least it's not all of them!

That is one project down = only about 100 more to go! LOL


Monday, September 14, 2009

Shop opening news!

I know some of you are anxiously awaiting the re-opening of my etsy shop and I'm so sorry it's taking so long but we are almost there! I've decided that my shop will re-open on Thursday October 1st!!!

I'll be sending out a special newsletter later in the week so if you're not signed up yet, go over to the right of this blog and fill out the info!!

I'm also pleased to announce that I'm working on developing a website!!! This is so exciting! You'll be able to purchase from both the Etsy shop and my website and I will combine shipping too!!! The website will carry different products than the Etsy shop so I thought offering combined shipping seemed like the best thing to do!

I'm hoping to have the website up and running before I re-open the Etsy shop in October. In case you want to keep an eye on it, the website is (it currently redirects to my Etsy shop but once I get to working on it, it'll point to the website).

Thanks so much!

More news later!! :0)