Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

May 31, 2011

Weekend trip Camping

The boys fishing, unfortunately they didn't catch anything.. but they did have their lines in the water all of 5 minutes. They really like to cast the lines best. next to swimming.
Happy Hour with the girls
Clay took the picture of our group.

We sure hated to see my Dennis, Michelle and Charlie have to go home to Denver. .. 

May 22, 2011

Our "Prince Charles"

We think he is adorable, and are thoroughly enjoying  our visit with him this week. He is our Prince Charles and know he will  be some lovely princess's Prince charming when he becomes of age... we figure that will be awhile but in the mean time hes already charmed his way into our hearts.  Later this week we will join his 3 cousins when we go camping over Memorial Weekend. Our family will be camping and fishing and playing for three days. We only wish Aunt Nancy& Uncle Simon were joining us but  this year they couldn't make it. I am sure we will be sending them many pictures.  I will  be sharing those pictures here with my readers when we return.  I hope you all have time to enjoy your love ones this week.. 

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May 18, 2011

The House is pretty much Child proof

Spent the day childproofing the house, covered a few  reachable electrical sockets, put away glass "pretties." Moved most of temptation... I think..Because Charlie will be here tomorrow.  He will undoubtedly find something that will be a "do not touch" but there will be a lot of things he can handle.. Buster may not like it to be kid handled but he can always move out of sight.  It has been years since a toddler has  been in our home so we are kinda excited to say the least. We are sure hoping the forecast is correct and this awful rain is going away tonight.. Gosh I  hope so.. My son and  his wife will be here for only about a week.. This is the first time Papa Clay will actually get to meet Charlie in person..  Oh yes, Gramma went to the store & there are treats & cookies did you doubt that? 

May 14, 2011

Company coming for dinner

 Tonight we have company coming for dinner.. I planned a small dinner party with a couple of friends and their spouses. I  Love to entertain and cook for guests.  I don't know why but when I do these thing I tend to work  for hours prepping and cleaning so I can relax when the guests arrive. 
While my husband has been sprucing up the outside, I have been preparing food, setting up a mini -bar, setting the table and pre-cooking what I can. Do you do this? It makes perfect sense to me.. and  makes the evening stress free.
My menu has been planned for a week. I am sure  it will be a great dinner. How can I go wrong.. good friends & yummy I should go chill the wine. marinade the fish and I will be set...or yeah and post my appetizer pictures on "thishensacookin  blog. You can see them, just go on over to the sidebar and click on the egg carton. 
I think I am set....

May 13, 2011

here they are...4 new chickens

Here they are ... the 4 babies. They are adjusting to their new home.. Clay & I clipped their little wings before we moved them into their new home. I have been trying to go out & pick them up daily so they get used to that.. It really helps if they are tame & not afraid of you, in case you need to pick them up later.. I made the mistake before with the older ones and it is quite difficult if I need to gather them up to move them to their coop.  So far these babies are doing fine.. There are 7  resident chickens now. It is amazing how big the others seem now..  and  I am hoping that no more predators come near these.. We lost two last week to a hawk I think...  and that really cut down on my egg production.. getting only 2 eggs a day right now... These new chicks won't start laying until mid July... Keep checking back as I  document how they are growing.. Enjoy your day and be safe.

May 11, 2011

New girls will share the coop

And then there were 7.. hens.
 Today I brought the babies home from Gail's. They look so cute. Growing quite quickly.
As you can see here are two of the 3 older hens,  wondering where these babies came from ..
Tonight  they will share their space.
I am sure a pecking order will be re-established.  Two more months and we can start seeing the new hens laying... I hope.

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May 5, 2011

Taking a break

I think I am becoming "old". I seem to need a few more rest breaks than I used to. After being in Denver for 10 days, visiting and  babysitting my two year old grandson, I am well... "pooped". It is taking me more time to re group since I have been home than I thought. I have managed to unpack my suitcases, did laundry and grocery shopped. I have been home for 4 days!
I managed to plant a few vegetable seeds today and cleaned my kitchen. I have beds to change and a guest room  to spruce up for coming company in  a couple weeks, plan meals, and get back into my daily routine.. I will be trying to post here as I make the time..but  it may be a few days before I can get back to blogging. Have a great Mothers Day weekend and Enjoy your families. My husband is taking me to a Brunch and I will be doing some  reading from my new Kindle that one of my daughters gave me for Mothers day, I think I will really relax and even  get a about you? What are your weekend plans?