Friday, February 25, 2011

Farm Friend Friday: It’s Snow Pretty

I’m sharing a snowy walkabout around parts of our farm this morning. It’s very pretty, and I really don’t have much else to say except hopefully this is the last big one of the season. We grow weary :)


Stay warm and well!

{Scoop from the Coop, aka Saddle Up Your Chicken will be forthcoming, after we dig out!}


Linking to Verde Farm’s:

Saturday, February 19, 2011


But, sorry -- no chicken dinner from this coop!

Lucy, attempting to remove her chicken saddle.

Now, I always say, it but I truly mean it… I wish I had a CSN gift certificate for each and every one who enters. Thanks to all who commented, and bless you for following along. If you weren’t the lucky one this time, hopefully it will be you the next time around. I numbered each entry in order received, and headed over to to choose the winner.


The winner of the $50 CSN Stores gift certificate is…

Nezzy of Cow Patty Surprise!! Please take a moment and visit her blog. Nobody I know has such a way with down-home country speak. You’ll be entertained and delighted with her tales from the farm! And, she’s a sweetheart. Here’s Nezzy’s comment --

“Girl, we're gonna have to take up a collection and get you a suit of armor for the chicken coup before you 'really' hurt yourself!!!
You take care and know I'm prayin' for both hubby's back and for you too dear!
God bless and have a marvelous Valentine's Day!!! :o)”

Congratulations, dear Nezzy!! I am sending you an email right now with your prize enclosed. Please email me back when you receive it so I know it’s safe and sound and in your hands :) Have fun shopping!!

Thanks for all of your entries, and wonderful comments. Hope to do this again soon!

In reference to the “Lucy” photo above -- I’ve been working on a special chicken project this week, and it (pretty much) seems to be a success so far. Check back soon for the scoop from the coop!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Greatest Gift

Update: Giveaway closed -- winner selected!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

*I chose this verse to be a part of our wedding vows – almost 32 years ago.

This week we celebrate Valentines Day. In honor of this special and important event, and in celebration of the fact that Spring is officially just a little more than a month away, we are hosting a giveaway!

The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to CSN Stores.

Did you know that CSN Stores is actually comprised of over 200 online stores? If you’re looking for something – chances are, CSN has it. Not to mention, it’s a safe and fun place to shop.

Perhaps you need some home office furniture so you can feel more comfy while doing your taxes (every little bit helps).


Or… how about this beautiful pergola to usher in Spring?

Coliseum Pergola

Really, they do have it all.

There’s only one thing you have to do – become a Follower (or tell me if you already are), and leave one comment. Be it a happy comment or a whine (please see my whines below)… let it out. You’ll feel better. It’s been a loooong winter after all! Please also make sure that I have a way to contact you – via your profile or otherwise.

Comments will be closed around noon on Saturday, February 19th, and at that time I’ll head over to random number generator to select a winner. Winner will be contacted via email immediately thereafter. The gift certificate should arrive in your inbox early the following week.

Now, I’ll do a mini-update since I’ve been absent a few weeks. Hmmm, where to begin?

*We survived a major blizzard.
*Mr. W had back surgery.
*We were snowed *out* (as opposed to being snowed in).
*I slipped, fell and injured my knee (not on the ice, but in the chicken coop).
*One of my “sweet” roosters busted my lip today (well, isn’t that the icing on the cake?)

But, we are alive and well in spite of all that, and Mr. W is healing quite well from his surgery. And I am healing from my minor injuries. We really have a lot to be thankful for, in spite of a few miscellaneous whines.

So, Happy Valentines Day! Make it a loving one.


Good luck!


*Us – Cruise pic back in 1999

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