Friday, January 11, 2013

I've Ordered My Chickie-Babies!

I'm so excited!

Last night I ordered my chicks ~ they'll be arriving in the middle of April, so that gives me time to build a stunning (lolol)  chicken coop for them.  (lololololololol ~ I have no skills at all!  I used to hold the wire, hold the hammer, hold the nails, find the measuring tape . . .  for my dad. )


All five of the chickens below will be arriving ~ plus a "Meal Maker".  Meyer's Hatchery has a special program going on to send you a free chick.  My mission will be to pass along free eggs from this chickie-baby to families who are in need.  So much better than getting one free "meat" chicken.  Just think how much protein my one little layer will be sharing around our little corner of the world!

Be sure to go to MeyersHatchery.com, look up chicks, and find out more about these great cuties!
These are my babies which will be arriving in about 3 months:

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Barred Rock


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Golden Buff ~ or Cinnamon Queen



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Columbian Wyandotte


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Buff Orpington


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Black Austrolorp  




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy Birthday!





Happy Birthday to my precious Joy!

You were my first little girl
after three little boys . . .
You were blessings and craziness
Snuggles and emergency room visits
So busy all day long
and loving everyone you met.
Your heart has always been big enough to
make everyone your extended family.

Now that you have children 
someday you will know
how very bittersweet it is to say
that my daughter is 26 years old!

I am so proud of 
the things you do
for the causes you support
with all your heart.

I love you!  

Mom
 
 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I'm sharing my first two verses for the new year, 2013.  Isaiah 45:2-3
 Talk about new beginnings!


"I will go before thee and make the crooked places straight; 
I will break in pieces the gates of brass and cut in sunder the bars of iron.
"And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, 
and hidden riches of secret places,
 that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, 
which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel . . . ."

"Prince of Peace" painted by Akiane


This should give us all the courage to step out into this new year 
with head held high,
with banners flying ~ 
knowing that He is
 our captain, 
our strength, 
and our supporter.

from LivLane