Friday, November 27, 2015

Me and a Pullet ~

DH took this photo of me, sitting with Buttercup, ,
 on my lap.
(Buttercup is one of my Blue Wheaten Ameraucana pullets)
She loves sitting with me, and talks about her day.

Everyone else moved on, after all the treats were gone.
Man, my hair is getting grey.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Apple Cinnamon Cake ~

Apple Cinnamon Cake....    
I did it a bit different and stuffed it in one cake pan. 
 My cake pan was bigger than what was called for.

Supposed to have caramel sauce to go with it..... 
 but it should taste good without it.
For the recipe...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

First Belgian d'Uccle chick !!

Just got back in from doing outside chores and too my surprise... the Marans hen must of been hiding this one.
 Feel guilty taking all her chicks away... but there is too much of a size difference between her and the tiny bantam chicks.

This spring, if she goes broody again, will give her some full sized eggs to hatch out and raise.

First d'Uccle chick, pretty sure from my Buff hen.
 Time will tell for sure though, once it feathers out.

Hatching eggs during winter ~

 Was going to take a break from hatching chicks during this winter.
d'Anver Hens kept laying tiny eggs and well....
I couldn't help myself, I put them in the Incubator.
As the parents are so young, wasn't sure any of them would hatch.
This is the first one to make its appearance.

Above is the White Quail d'Anver chick, now up to 8 of them.

 Brought 5 grey Silkie chicks home the other night.

The other two are White Quail d'Anvers, the d'Anvers were hatched on the 11th, the Silkies in the 14th, if I remember correctly.

Hoping for a couple, future, broody Silkie hens, so
they , can raise the babies, outside.

These chicks will have to stay indoors until fully feathered...
Makes it a little easier when they are tiny bantams.

Bit of a hair cut!

Am getting older, hair very thin compared how thick it used to be.

So I decided to cut it myself... maybe not the best idea in the world.  Watched some video on how to cut bangs.. did the ponytail trick to shorten my
hair with layers.
Having Meniere's can be a pain some times... makes going to a salon impossible.

Rose saw me trying to take a selfie... which I am horrible at.
She grabbed my hand with the kindle with her paw and brought it over. LOL
Talking to me the whole time. She is silly.

Need to style my hair a bit, forgot about my cowlick...
when I did the bangs...   it will grow out.
Just washed it, so it isn't dry.

Haven't had bangs for goodness.. what... 26++ years.
Can also style it off to the side, which I think looks better.

Thinking I might cut the longer parts shorter.

Will be interesting to see if my hair gets even more wavy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mom made me a Scarf from my Yarn

 This is the beautiful Scarf my Mother made me.

 From the yarn I hand spun.

Now that Rose has grown up, I can again spin in the
 front room.
This is what I am working on right now,
 a super soft, Blue Faced Leicester.
In a off white, silver, soft tans and browns. Will make a nice
heathered look, once knitted into something.

I bought a couple of polyester pillows from Zazzle 
when they had their 1/2 off sale.
Both pillows have my Art on them.
Using this one for back support when I am spinning yarn
 and it is working perfectly.