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.


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.