Sunday, April 7, 2013

The story of Louise




Christmas Morning 2012

C.G woke to find this beautiful vintage doll with a crack on her head that had been repaired. "Louise" she named her. She must have been a misfit doll that Santa left for CG because he knew she would be a very good Mom.  Louise is a beautiful little doll that has a porcelain head, arms, and legs, but her body was handmade with handstitches.

What a special gift she is.




Monday, September 24, 2012

A new computer and camera!!!!!

I now have a new computer and camera so I hope to post more about our homeschooling fun. We have also been very busy with our new business and of course the chickens and ducks. We do not have any eggs yet but they should start laying soon.

We went to another Bug Maine-ia event and have been learning more about Maine's invasive species program.

Love blogging and need to do more of it!

Just a quick update!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chicken coop and ducks are growing.





Oh my goodness these things grow so quick.They have also taken up most of our time. We built the coop and bought a pond. We also fenced in the yard.

I will say that I would not have bought the two ducks if I had known how much work they would be, but they are fun. We are trying to figure out how to keep the ducks in the coop without being messy. They have wonderful personalities and the kids love them. Chickens are easy the ducks not so much!

A learning experience and a great Spring progect for CG and SA.



Friday, May 18, 2012

Chicks and Ducklings....What a lesson!




Wow, this has been a learning adventure.  We now have a brooder that we built to house the chicks and ducklings.  We waited patiently for our date to pick them up and now we have them all.  We are so excited!



This is our brooder.



A beautiful Swedish duck  and an Indian Runner duck. We also have 6 really cute and tiny Buff Orpington chicks. When we researched what kind of chickens to get the Buff Orpington always came out as the best for children, cold climates, and egg layers, so that is what we chose.

We got the chicks a day later than the ducklings so it gave us time to bond with the ducklings first. (This was not planned  but I think it worked out better.)

The personalities are obvious wih some of them. The Swedish is so funny, she pecks at everything and sleeps with one leg stretched out.  The Runner likes to climb up our shirt and sleep under our collar. The little Buff Orpingtons are trying to figure out where they are in all this. You know the pecking order. We have names for them but they all look the same. I am hoping as they grow we will notice some differences.

I see lots of  learning around this but for now we are having fun and getting to know them all.  Now onto building the chicken coop.









loving the water

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Breakfast Quiche


I always thought making a Quiche was difficult, well I guess I never checked out a recipe. We will be getting chicks next week so I thought I should try it out.  SOOOO easy a child can make it, and she did. CG made a beautiful breakfast Quiche.

1 Cup cheese (we used Mazzarella)
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Cup milk
4 eggs
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 Cup veggies/ meat (this works for dinners as well)

Mix all together and put in pie shell, bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fairy Garden TAKE TWO

I figured out how to get Blogger back to the old format so now I can add photos. We will see if this works....on we go!


We have completed our Fairy Garden for The Magic Onions. We will be entering the Fairy Garden Contest again this year. We searched for natural items outside and things we had dried inside. We always like a treasure hunt. Here is our Fairy Village Garden. ENJOY!!!

We have a weather vane next to the lodge in the far left corner. A small cottage to its right. A few sitting spots and another little home on the bottom right.

Small rock home made of ocean rocks, Birch tree seed pods and pine branches. You can see the driftwood bed inside.

The Maine Lodge (hahaha) made from ocean rocks, driftwood, shells, pine cones, and dried Hydrangea
with a Paper Birch floor. (no trees were harmed in the making of this lodge)

A sitting location for tea, complete with table and chairs.

A beautiful spot to rest after a day of chores. Even the broom looks lovely!


A cozy cottage to return home to.

I hope the Fairies like it. I can almost see them there enjoying a wonderful day.

ADDED LATER!!!!!

We found a wagon in the garden and it was glowing!!!! I tried to get a good picture for you to see, it is hard to take a picture at night.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fairy Gardens YEAH!!!!

Inspired by Donni at The Magic Onions we will again enter her contest this year. How exciting to go through the woods and forage for items that can be made into a fairy garden, or make your own out of twigs. CG and SA love doing this. Then create a place in your yard where you think fairies will like.  We will be working on ours and will post about it when we can add pictures. We can't add pictures right now, see earlier post.

I encourage young and old to create a wonderful place and enter it in Donni's contest. While you are there look at the others as well. She has ours from last year. http://themagiconions.blogspot.com/2012/04/fairy-garden-contest-2012.html

Enjoy!!!!