Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wolfe Coop!

Finished coop! All 25 are outside now!



Inside the coop....its so funny cuz they are staying in the groups they were separated into..ex. all the cochins are together...all the red stars stick to together...lol they have their own cliques!


It's been so windy here that the first day they wouldn't come out of the coop! They would look out the windows, peek from the doorway; one would get brave and step on the ramp and then turn around and run back in. The first ones out were my blue eyed rooster and one of the guinee keets (either Tom or Jerry; couldn't tell). The first day I think Jimmy took out each one and showed them how to get out and then showed them how to get back up the ramp into the coop. He's been phenomenal with all the birds! His favorite are still the ducks but you'd never know it by how much time he spends with the chicks.



Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flying High...

James and fellow colleagues buckling up for their helicopter flight over Los Angeles, CA.! Up, up, and away!

James said, "wow, everyone in LA has a pool, lol!"


Santa Monica Pier


Malibu



Griffith Observatory

Dodger Stadium (this one's for Ms. Diva...every time I see this pic I think of you!)



James' work....City Hall


Helicopter Hangar....he had such an awesome time and took tons of pics...thought I'd share a bit of them here for family and friends to see!



Friday, May 27, 2011

Fire...













Yesterday we had a grass/weed fire right next to us that burned four acres...didn't start taking pics till the flames were doused...Awesome, quick work by all the fire crews...big thanks to Stations 117, 135, 33 and all the other support they had! I'll be taking them cookies soon!:)



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!





Helping with the laundry!

Fuji loves to help around the farm...she's a very busy girl!

Happy DOT!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Awesome garage sale find!


Lots of baking going on...banana chocolate chip muffins; gingersnap cookies; homemade fresh white bread! Dehydrator worked great too by the way!:) Yummy fuji apples are fabulous!


New books in the mail! Whoohoo!



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vietnam Memorial Wall

















The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. There are 58,267 names on the wall that just takes your breath away as you gaze at it. The Wall is a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation's history.



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!


Concerned puppy face..."Mama you're not going to dehydrate me are you?"


"I shall ignore you when you point that pink camera at me!"


Mother's Day present: Nesco Food & Jerky Dehydrator! Guess what I'll be doing the next couple of days!:) Can't wait to try it. We got one for a wedding present 17 years ago and it didn't work...hoping this one will!


Happy DOT!







Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pickled Eggs & Beets

Pickled Eggs & Beets

Made these yesterday from our farm fresh eggs! Have to wait 4-5 days to try them out though...can't wait!:)

1/2 c vinegar

1/2 c water

1/2 c sugar

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

juice from large can of red beets

Boil all ingredients for ten minutes. Pour over 12 hard boiled eggs and red beets. Place in jar with tight lid; refrigerate. Lightly shake jar every few minutes to coat all the eggs.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Open Wide...

Jimmy getting cavities filled...


Cupcake treat for doing so well at the dentist...lol yes sugar after dentist!


Giving his Daisy duck loving!


Have a great weekend!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Howwwwwwww does your garden grow?



Right now we have planted: onions, garlic, snap peas, romaine, beets, parsley, winter squash, collards, marjoram, rosemary, basil, tomatoes, egg plant, iceberg, buttercrunch, vivien lettuce, blend of lettuce, little yellow tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes (tons), raspberries, pecans, honeydew, chocolate mint


In the orchard: (40 some trees) variety of different, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears of different varieties, apples of different varieties


Still need to plant: radish, pumpkins, watermelon, zucchini, summer squash, corn, carrots, okra, cauliflower

LOL, I think that covers it...I'm sure I'm missing something...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Happy DOT!