Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing

Recipes & Tips For Strawberry Season

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Dolly Sarrio, Sister #3883

It is strawberry time here in South Carolina! I thought I would go through the Archives and pull a few strawberry recipes out for you!

I'd like to give you a few pointers concerning picking, storing and preserving strawberries too ... Read more →

A BOTTLE CAP and a BUTTON

Posted on April 24, 2014 by CJ Armstrong, Sister #665

Painted a bottle cap to look a bit "weathered", applied a button with a gold wire curle-que to coverup some unattractive nut/bolt/washer fasteners on the inside of the "Reiver's Rest" glamper trailer. There are two of them and they are what fasten the outside grab bar to the side of the trailer right by the door ... Read more →

Raising New Day Old Chicks

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Anna Murfield, Sister #4608

Spring time is the time of year we begin a new cycle of chickens on the farm. We replace some of our older egg laying hens with younger ones that lay on a more consistent time schedule, and also replace any hens we lost over the winter. This was a hard winter for us due to the extreme cold and ice we lost a few. We also lost some due to predators, a problem that so far has been resolved with the addition of Woolly and Chestnut to the pasture. Along with new egg layers we start a rotation of chickens we raise only for meat and have butchered. We have some that we save for the homestead and some that we sell. The turnover of these chickens is 10 weeks so throughout the warmer weather into the fall we raise and sell quite a few ... Read more →

156 | puppy love {the missing part of most rescue stories}

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Maria Chamorro, Sister #3030

No other experience in the world makes me happier than rescuing dogs in need. I do not hide it. I love dogs and would love to find each one a home. In my case the dogs I've adopted have been adult or senior dogs and there is something so sweet about that age in dogs. They are love-dovey and so sweet. But I would be lying if I did not admit that sometimes I wish I experience the puppy phase of them. Because truly there is something so utterly adorable about puppies... especially Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.

But a few days ago I received an opportunity to, at least through photos, experience Jack as a puppy. You see when I adopted Jack in August his previous family contacted me through Facebook because they wanted to make sure Jack was ok ... Read more →

Royal Tea Has A Wonderful New Home!

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Dolly Sarrio, Sister #3883

I was so pleased when Kim liked her apron. So many times we make things and never really know how much the person that buys them likes them. Then someone lets you know and it puts a smile on your face! Yes I'm smiling and look at her pretty smiling face.

Thank you so much Kim! She also did an interview with me over at her blog. That was an honor to do. Please pay her a visit atSnug Harbor Bay and interview: "Dolly's Designs and My New Apron."
I'm glad "Royal Tea" has a great new home! ... Read more →

for 45 Years

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Jennifer Hunter, Sister #1872

For 45 years I was blessed to have my Memere in my life.

Not a moment goes by since her passing last week that I am not grateful for this. Though our worlds went in very separate directions as I grew to adulthood, our lives will forever be intrinsically connected if, for no other reason than, that without her, I would not be ... Read more →

The HomeAcre Hop #67

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Sandra Morris, Sister #4384

Life is slowing down a bit. We are at the tail end of lambing and kidding. Only a few more to go!

The lambs and kids are enjoying frolicking around the pastures. Life is good! Now we can start working on other Spring projects. I hope you take a minute and link up your post this week to share with us your Spring Projects!

HomeAcre Host ... Read more →

Considering My Wardrobe Project

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Sarah Daniels, Sister #5076

As Colette Patterns has continued with the Wardrobe Architect Project, I have had to step back and pause. I guess it makes sense that there would be a sewing project to go along with the mental challenge of considering what I wear and why. After my baby comes, I'll be back in the saddle with clothes making. I did plan my best silhouettes and color schemes, and made a nifty little chart for that.

Here ... Read more →

Easy homemade YOGURT: How to make delicious yogurt in your oven!

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Joy Elick, Sister #5290

I grew up on an Oregon farm in the 1970s. Back then, my mom was big on making the family's bread, serving home-canned produce from our garden, and of course, making homemade yogurt. You might think yogurt making is difficult. But homemade yogurt is easier than you think. And you don't even need any special machines to do it. Do-it-yourself yogurt is just one more way you can become more self-sufficient.

Why yogurt? ... Read more →

Needed My Happy Place Tonight....

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Michelle Nemnich, Sister #5004

I felt like I needed a Christmas boost this evening, so I went wondering around and needed this reminder ... Read more →

here goes

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

So far, so good, with the blog problems. I haven't been taking any photos lately, at least photos not blog worthy. So, I decided to dig into my files and see what I could come up with. I found my folder from Door County and I have quite a few photos that I haven't posted. These photos are from June 2013. We had taken a drive after and came upon this gate which I thought was cute. I'm not sure if it's a cherry tree or not but from a distance it kind of looks like one. I'll be posting more photos from our trip ... Read more →

Foxy Loxy and A Crazy Coon

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Suzanne Holland, Sister #828

When you live in the country, you simply have to understand that the beauty and peace come with certain conditions. Most of those conditions are fine with me…..the long drive into town, the crickets singing loudly at night, the isolation.

But what you don’t really think about is the dangers you can and do encounter.

Yesterday I was enjoying working in my front yard flower bed when I heard my chickens going crazy in their pens, up the hill in the back yard.

It sounded dreadful ... Read more →