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..

December 28, 2011

Christmas at the beach

Christmas at Yachats, Oregon
We rented a  lovely home through Beach Vacation Rentals..and will  go back for sure in the summer
We had a fabulous time with some of Clay's family  Here  Sister in law Jackie and me  in the Beautifully painted  house.  Bright colors  through out.. No way would you feel gloomy here in any weather.  Clay and  his brothers Steve  and Pete

We enjoyed the waves crashing onto the shore and the weather was mild. A bit of morning fog and as expected a bit of rain..Took many seaside pictures and here are a few.

This is Face Rock  at  Bandon , Oregon. ( do you see her face looking up to the sky?)

The next photo may be disturbing .. 

While at the beach sadly a dead  female Grey Whale washed ashore,  I had never been so close to a whale before...The  Marine Biologists were examining and taking samples to determine what caused her death.

 The Lighthouse in the fog.. and a few beautiful  Elk we saw on the way home. Making our trip more eventful.

December 10, 2011

Here are my kids..Years ago and today

Here they are at 2, 5 and 6 years old... Oh My! Where has the time gone.. Since it is Christmas I had to post this. It is one of my favorite pictures...

They have grown to be very responsible, respectful , compassionate and productive adults.

Dennis is my oldest, He is one of the best Children and Adult Comedian Entertainers in Colorado. Look for will  find his business  at Dennis Michael's Comedy Magic Show  he married to Michelle Goodman VanderHouwen, she is one of Colorado's best artists see her work @ Paint Decor and he has two children  Alex Vander Houwen age 23 and Charles 3 yrs.

Nancy is a project manager working abroad in Australia for the Boeing Company. Married to Simon Cook * also  with the Boeing company and living and working in Australia, she has a son Jacob Boucher 21 yrs.  You may also know her now as Self Care Girl on Facebook.


Paula (PJ ) is a certified teacher in Yakima.Currently she is  substitute teaching.   She has 3 sons Alex Ziegler 18years   Peyton  10 years  and Mason 9 . She is very involved in her sons sports  programs as  Player Agent for East Valley Little League and Head Coach for  East Valley Youth Football.

Yes I am very proud of who these people have become....

December 7, 2011

Special & Spoiled...

I have tried before to tame my hens. It is hard to do unless they are handled a lot when they are baby chicks.
This is Lily.  She comes running to me anytime I happen to open the back door..In fact she often stands at the door waiting... It is funny to see her come a running. The other 4 hens quickly follow but only Lily will wait for us to pick her up.. We stroke her feathers and gently release her to eat the treats.. I do love my chickens.. it is cold here  dipping below 20 at night so I make sure to feed the "girls" warm treats before they retire to their coop.  They really love warm  noodles, rice  and oatmeal.. I make sure they get  the left overs. I have not had to put a heater in their coop..they seem to huddle together  just fine.. Their water however is heated and inside the coop. Yeah,  I think my "girls" are special and spoiled too...

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December 2, 2011

Let the Magic begin...

 Twas only December 2nd a cold windy day but   we had to get started on Christmas Decorating...  We decorated the outside of Blue Sky Farm today. Now when it gets dark we can Turn on the switch to reveal  the Magic! I will post more pictures then...
 We will  be putting  "bird friendly" items on the outside porch tree for them to nibble on throughout the cold winter. Leaving the tree standing after Christmas.
Since we will be away for Christmas We decided to focus on the outside only this year.. and enjoy the beach  house where we will  bring simple decorations to warm the cottage...Tomorrow I will be attending a Christmas Artisan show that has been  enjoyed in Klamath Falls for 44 years! We want to also attend the Snowflake Parade later this week.. ..cant wait.. more pictures to follow...