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Gifts from the Chicken Coop~ Just in time for Easter

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Debbie Bosworth, Sister #1199

If you keep chickens, even a small flock those farm fresh eggs will soon be taking up valuable storage space. Backyard chickens keepers can go from zero fresh eggs by the end of winter to multiple cartons in a few short weeks after the arrival of spring. That's why I love to gussy up a few cartons of eggs and give them away to family and friends on Easter Sunday.

I know Easter colors are usually soft and pastel-y but I just love traditional farm-y red and white gingham. So off I went to my local Michael's Craft Store to gather supplies! ... Read more →

Mourning Dove~~~~~~~~~Wild Bird Wednesday

Posted on April 15, 2014 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family. The bird is also called the Turtle Dove or the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. Its ability to sustain its population stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year. Its plaintive woo-OO-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing. The bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph) ... Read more →

Soft Shelled or "Rubber" Eggs - Causes and Prevention

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Lisa Steele, Sister #4039

The longer you raise chickens, the more chance that eventually you'll collect some odd-looking eggs on occasion. Most times, they are nothing to worry about - just a glitch in production. One of...

Order your copy of my book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally at your local bookstore or online ... Read more →

A Holy Night and A Day To Meditate

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Marsha Jaramillo, Sister #308

Here I am with my daughter and her co-worker (back row) and her two sweet and adorable grand-daughter's at a very special celebration we attended last night, The Lord's Evening Meal.

To me and my family Jesus did the most loving thing that any human can do for another, he gave his life so that we could have our sins forgiven and have the hope for everlasting life on a clean and beautiful earth! John 3:16, 36
One of my friends is dealing with her second round of cancer. We are all praying for her ... Read more →

Remembering special moments...

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Lauren Sorgaard, Sister #5705

Do you have a favorite shirt from someone that you loved that has passed? Do you have a bin full of baby sleepers and clothes that you just couldn't part with? What about the football and softball shirts from your children's youth? Are they stuffed in a closet or a box so you can always remember those moments? ... Read more →

in the kitchen

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

Wheat bread cooling on the counter. Pulla dough rising in the bowl. Homemade potato salad for lunch, served on "What Is It?" Reusable "Paper" Dinner Plate. I bought these plates in Texas when I was down there in February at the shop where my daughter worked and they are just so cool. Since moving here to Southwest Wisconsin I have been slowly going through my junk things. I've had these blue dishes for sometime and usually I tend to not change things up too often, I'm just that kind of gal, I get too comfortable with how things are. But lately I've been changing things around the house, I'm getting rid of and moving in furniture, I'm going through dishes I no longer want or need, and I'm having fun doing all of it ... Read more →

A Glamping Weekend

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Karen L. Bates, Sister #377

We decked out our vintage trailers and enjoyed the wonderful weather in Kennewick, WA. over the weekend ... Read more →

No-Sew Pennant Banner

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Sarah Daniels, Sister #5076

I have been working on a commission quilt for a relative over the last few weeks. If you've ever HAD to make a quilt by a specific deadline, you know it's a bit like a marathon. You have to make a little progress everyday. Otherwise, you'll never get there.

So, I needed a quick and easy project to satisfy my need for completion ... Read more →

Spring Break, Part Two

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Debra Davis, Sister #166

Slow poke blogger…distracted by the joy of warm days, the garden, other art projects. Spring is here and it’s always nice to enjoy a change of scenery ... Read more →

145 | Blog The Change: Why I Advocate for Senior Dog Adoptions

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Maria Chamorro, Sister #3030

Hello friends! Today I am taking part of wonderful campaign called Blog The Change. Blog the Change was created by the website BCT4Animals.com as a way of dedicating specific dates of the year to addressing a myriad of issues related to animal welfare by banding together as a collective voice to the animals wee love but that do not have their own voice. And you know this doggie momma had to get involved.

As I write this post, I look back on my history as a dog mom and I cannot believe how fortunate I have been. When I adopted my Cocker Spaniel, Snoopy, I never expected he would be with me for such a long time. But he did. He provided so much joy until he passed away at the age of 15 yrs. old. I also had a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (Rummer) who I adopted three years after Snoopy and those two were thick as thieves ... Read more →