Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing

what the picture doesn't tell: getting real

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Amy Dingmann, Sister #1086

So, here's what's happening at my house right now:

Come 'ere lil chicken! I got a present for you!What's going on in this picture? Well. I could say:

Ohmigosh! I love my chickens so much that I bake for them. Here I'm feeding them a loaf of homemade One Rise Baguette. If you'd like the recipe I can...what? You don't bake for your chickens? Are you serious? I mean, I'm totally not judging you...but...seriously? Don't you like....love your chickens? I totally bake for my chickens!

I could be that kind of person.

But I'm not that kind of person.

Here's what actually happened ... Read more →

Kicking Off Derby Week!

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Debbie Tegart, Sister #4393

Whether you are a horse race fan or not you can hardly miss when The Kentucky Derby rolls around. Living in Southern Indiana (Kentuckiana as the area is known by) makes this time of year all the more special and it is impossible to resist getting in on the festivities!

The Delta Queen is rolling on the Ohio River ... Read more →

Breaded Parmesan Pork Chops

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Dolly Sarrio, Sister #3883

Waterlogged

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Sandra Morris, Sister #4384

We are in our second round of lambing. We are having better weather than we did in March, but it has been WET!

Sunday, we decided to bring the lambs that were born on pasture (1-4 days old) into the barn with their mothers. It was pouring rain and 40 degrees, with a prediction of 30 degrees at night. The lambs do not have much wool growth, so we decided it was better to be safe than sorry.

It was quite a task, to catch them (yes, they are fast) and then carry them to the barn with the ewes following-one set at a time. When we were finished, we were all soaked! But, I slept better that night, knowing they were all cozy in the barn, out of the pouring rain ... Read more →

How My Garden Grows in April 2015 ~ Part 2

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Rosemarie Thompson, Sister #6055

Last post, I shared with you the first half of my spring garden. (Click here if you missed Part 1.) So, today, I’m proud to share with you the rest of my garden.

You’ve seen beds 1-9; here are beds 10-20. Don’t forget to click the links to see how each bed looked last month. The difference is amazing! (Yes, we gardeners live for the beauty — and yumminess — the hard work produces!)

BED 10 – Sweet peppers & lettuce ... Read more →

Spraying Apple Trees - it's a dirty little secret

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Penny Adler, Sister #6205

My mother was quite the orchardist - apple, apricot, pear and cherry trees. (Drooling is the appropriate response!) Needless to say, a sense of responsibility comes with them.

Even tho' I have a bit of tree hugger in my backbone, I wasn't willing to sacrifice the fruit of the orchard to worms. I wanted applesauce and apple pie! I read an article on organic methods and discovered that organic growing was not in the cards as I did not have time to thin the apples on the tree nor did I have time to put a bag around each apple - on 8 different trees. (Are you kidding me?!?) ... Read more →

Down in the Valley~~~~~~Sky Watch

Posted on April 23, 2015 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

We went to the dump again yesterday. This time taking cardboard and old paint to the recycle. We drove down through the valley To the recycle. This time we didn't find any goodies. But i did take pics of the changes going on right now. Farm time

It rained in the morning and then the day turned very nice--sunny and big fluffy clouds ... Read more →

April Monthly Moos {Storm Shelter Time!}

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Dori Troutman, Sister #6167

Do you remember this time last year that I wrote about the F3 tornado that went through our area, destroying homes, businesses, and killing two people? When Eldon and I came out of the stair closet where we had been taking shelter and went out on our porch and all we could see were the lights of emergency vehicles, we knew it was bad news.

I told him that was the last time I wanted to take shelter in a closet. But, as life happens tornado season passed and so did another year ... Read more →

Bridal Bouquet--New Alternative Styles by Tonya

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Amber Conger, Sister #3912

I wanted to share some sneak peeks at the new alternative bouquets that Tonya has been working on; she really has a flair for this & is adding in lots of Goth, Steampunk, & other options ... Read more →

A Little Repurposing

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Emily Race, Sister #3591

Three sheets are getting a new life as rag rugs for our camper today. After tearing them into one inch strips and attaching them to each other I started crocheting it into two rugs. The first is a flower shaped rug for the bathroom in the camper and the second is an oval for the kitchen area of the camper. The main fabric was white flannel sheets with blue snowflakes on them. The Flower also got some blue from a jersey sheet. They will make a fun addition to the camper decor.

Brent thought I was a little insane when he saw a ball torn up sheets but was quite impressed with how fast a rug or two were made with the strips ... Read more →

S M Spencer, Author & Equestrian

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

S M Spencerwas born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a young teenager her mother introduced her to the world of romantic suspense by encouraging her to read the works of authors such as Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart. These books stirred a passion in her that would last a lifetimeto become a writer.

Feeling the need to experience life before embarking on a writing career, Ms Spencer completed a business degree. Her career eventually landed her in Melbourne, Australia, where she has lived ever since. Yet her true passion to be a writer never abated. Spencer now writes from her home in the outskirts of Melbourne, where she lives with her husband, horses, cats and dogs ... Read more →

Sometimes Ya Gotta Glamp

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Barb Dickinson, Sister #4845

The weather in north central Montana has been positively dreamy the last few days. It's also been a week that I absolutely can't get away from the farm for the first glamping trip of the year. Even though I'd like to. Boy, would I like to! So what's a girl to do when she's craving a get-a-away? Ya make one! ... Read more →