Showing posts from June, 2008

Farmchick Chore #127- Chicken Beautician

You would think by the looks of this picture that either Hubby or myself had been trying to square up a bad haircut or something, but it's actually nothing like that at all.

Belle, my sweet little silkie girl, has been bumping into things and missing the feed dish, poor little thing- so I thought I'd do my good deed and trim the "hair" away from her eyes so she can see again. The pictures above were AFTER I gave her a trim, if you can believe it! Now I keep hearing Frankie Avalon singing "Beauty School Dropout" over and over in my head.... (I've only seen "Grease" 486 times- what do I expect?)

Remember a couple months ago when I hoped for some apples on my little tree this year?

They're small, but I counted 8! Woo hoo! Not enough for a stack cake, but maybe for a pie?

We're still praying for rain.... haven't had any in 4 weeks now! Every dark cloud I see I think, "Oh, please...."
Have a great weekend, everybody!

You like me! You really like me!!

Sorry to rip off Sally Field's Oscar speech, but I think it's very appropriate today.... I've been given an award!! The lovely Tammy from Country Girl at Home has given me the "Arte y Pico" award... I'm so honored!!! Especially to win an award I can't even pronounce!! (you should hear me try to pronounce it with my Southern accent... it's awful...)

Now the rules to this award are the following:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribution to the blogging community.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4) The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin to this award.
5) To show these rules.


Cheetos Feast on the Fraker Farm.

Tag.. I'm it!

My lovely friend Ann from Annie Fannie's Green Acres has tagged me to tell 6 unimportant things about myself, so here goes....

1. I started going gray at 19. I'm 38 now and mostly gray, but the real reason I dye my hair is because I have a large gray streak that runs from my forehead all the way to the back on top. In other words, if I didn't dye it I would look something like a redneck Kitty Bartholomew.

2. Speaking of redneck... I tried snuff (dip) on a dare from my cousin when I was 10 years old. I threw up for three days. I cannot get near a can of Skoal Wintergreen to this day without dry-heaving.

3. Speaking of smells... if someone wears very loud perfume or cologne around me, I get a migraine. I once went out with a boy whose cologne made me so sick I had to tell him after 3 dates I couldn't see him any more. But, being the nice person I am, I never told him he was "Killing me softly with Polo".

4. I hear people talk about news flash moments they will neve…

Farm Happenings

Just so you'll know.... I'm still here! So much has been going on the past couple of weeks, I don't even know where to start, but here is a little update on a few things-

I'm getting ready to make a batch of zucchini pickles. (My first time-wish me luck!)

Yellow squash.

My sweet potatoes are getting runners and will soon be covering their little bed with vines.

My tomatoes are doing great... the peppers are slow.

I finished the landscaping around my new walkway...

The beans are being watered with a soaker hose, but they are looking terrific! The corn is to the left, it's looking good, too.

The Little Terrorist and her babies. (Who aren't babies anymore!)

The newest resident of the farm... "Tiny"- a silver Japanese Bantam.

After having some problems recently with the Burb, we took it to our mechanic and he gave us the bad news... it was terminal. We were looking at having to replace the motor. (Ugh.) So after much thought, Hubby and I felt we needed to just say…

Long time no blog!

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted... I think this is the longest I've gone without saying Howdy to everybody. I used to "blog" early in the morning after Hubby left for work but my schedule has been turned upside down by the fact that now it's daylight at 6:00 am. The main reason, however, is I've been trying to get most of my outdoor chores done early in the day before the heat and humidity gets so high. Yesterday the temperature was 91, but when you factor in the East Tennessee humidity, it's like being in a sauna.
I've been trying to blog in the evening after I come inside, so bear with me as I try to get caught up with what's been going on in your life. I've missed you!
I've been cleaning out coops and stalls the last few days to try to keep the flies at a minimum. (And no, it doesn't seem to be working.) We bought this barn fan last year at Tractor Supply-
We really couldn't afford it, but Daisy and Edie wo…