Saturday, May 20, 2017

My little hunter! :)

My husband said I had spoiled her (true) and she had gotten fat (true) and that she wouldn't hunt (false!).  Yesterday I went outside to find her batting something around under a tree having a big time!
I was hoping for a mouse...but it was a bird!  Can't believe she finally caught one!!
And just like that, she proved her daddy wrong!  You CAN be spoiled, live the good life AND be a hunter! LOL!
Fast forward to the afternoon...under the same tree...only this time she has a salamander!  Go Prim!!
Now...get in that barn and catch me a mouse! 

The Crown by Kiera Cass

The 5th and final book of the The Selection series.  If you decide to read it, you can stop at book 3.  Those were the best of the 5 and you won't miss anything by skipping 4 & 5.  This isn't a series I would recommend to any of my adult friends but I can see where middle school and high school  would  enjoy the story.

Summary from B&N:
Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.
In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.
Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tonight's adventures...

Pop doing his dance...entertaining the commuters on their way home from work! :)
Strutting their stuff...Crunch and Pop with back up by Jethro & Elly May
Stella has tennis ball over this place!!
And my entourage has grown by in the afternoons once I let the two big goats out, they follow me everywhere.  So naturally when we went to check on the bees.  They followed.  LOL!
Still looking for our queen...
Big Bear switched the bottom to a screened bottom and the transition got them ALL stirred up.  I snapped a quick pic and got the heck out of dodge.  I don't have a bee suit!!  He did get his first bee sting tonight, but it wasn't a big deal.
And, as if I didn't have enough to do right now...these two decided to go broody at the same time!!!  Crammed in the same nesting box!!  So, I moved them to chicken jail for 3 days!  
10 more work days until summer!!  And tomorrow is FIELD DAY!  ahhhh!!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Now, we are switching gears to the The Bachelorette with the 4th book in the series.  It's a little, ok a lot cheesey, but I like it.  I didn't like this one as much as the original trilogy because I wanted more of the parents story and I don't really like the main character.  There isn't a lot of depth and I just wanted more but I'm invested now so I'm going to read the last book.  Keeping in mind that the intended audience is young adult and I give the author kudo's for keeping it appropriate for teens and even young teens to read!

Summary from Barnes and Noble:
Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow IllĂ©a's royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after.
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.
A new generation of swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

No clever title! :)

My boys! They have really been loving getting out of the goat pen everyday and into the big pasture and yard.  I have been loving the weeds they are cleaning up!!
Crunch is working hard!
My ladies have been working hard too...egg production is rocking! :)  So of course, I remembered them when I cleaned out the refrigerator!
The littles have been separated from the ones going to a new home.  Five are leaving next week...Ten are staying (2 blue copper marans, 3 buff orphingtons, 5 easter eggers).  That will give me a total of 22 chickens total for those wondering.
And this is why we have ticks...they all go in the woods daily!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Big Country Day!

If there is one place I love more than our little farm, it's my parent's big farm!  Oh my's SO peaceful!!!  The land is gorgeous everywhere you look...and we spent the majority of yesterday on my favorite pond on the land.
We got there early and went fishing before everyone arrived.  Once again, I was the winner (3 fish to Big Bear's 2)...the size of the fish doesn't matter, it's the number that matters.
Dad came with us so I have a witness!
Also note that Big Bear is struggling with HIS fishing pole, not mine (which is the reason he claimed that he lost! ha!)
Besides getting to be in the peaceful country yesterday and getting to visit with family, we also got to spend the day with both of our parents.  Big Bear's mom had fun on her 4wheeler ride to the pond! I went easy on her! LOL!
Everyone else came out by an old fashioned tractor hay ride!

And now that we are all here, the fish stopped biting! LOL!
This was probably one of the best Mother's day since the whole "infertility" battle began.  I know that so many people were praying for me and I honestly prayed for strength myself.  I did my very best to pretend it was just any 'ole Sunday family gathering.  I just can't let myself get down in the whole "I will never be a mom" thing.  It's too dangerous.  My heart will probably always be broken in that area, but I know that God is good and He ultimately has a plan.  I praise Him for all the blessings He has given me to bring me joy in other ways daily.  :)