Am I a Farmgirl?

My friend, Caitlynn and her mom and sister put together the Farmgirl Fest. This is their second year. Last year we had a great time. Rain threatened and some folks and vendors were scared away. It turned out to be a pretty day! We’re expecting it to be bigger and better this year.

Gayla commented about me being a farmgirl. Well, not exactly. I did just hear my rooster crow outside my window. I do have 7 hens. I don’t have a farm, just a house on a big city lot with few close neighbors. When I got the chicks, I went next door to the only neighbor close enough to be bothered and talked with him about it. He was excited about it! He wants to buy eggs!

Speaking of eggs, We’ve had 3 this week! The first 3! Unfortunately, two of the eggs had a hole pecked in the end. I hope we’re not going to have troubles. Any advice you all can give me about laying hens will be appreciated.

So, no, Gayla, I’m not a farmgirl per se. However, my Farmgirl Connection membership was just approved at Mary Jane’s Farm. Does that count?

I’m registered as Laura of Harvest Lane.

Laura
Mother Hen

In Defiance of Cold Weather!

Tulips celebrate the new life in Spring.  These were a gift from Jeremy, my son Matthew's friend.

Tulips celebrate the new life in Spring. These were a gift from Jeremy, my son Matthew's friend.

This baby rooster was the first to learn to fly up to the top of the water bottle.
This baby rooster was the first to learn to fly up to the top of the water bottle.
These chicks are making a fashion statement.

These chicks are making a fashion statement.

Flowers line the street where we once lived in Carthage.
Flowers line the street where we once lived in Carthage.

 

Contrary to what the weather man keeps telling us, we will have Spring!  Blessings to you wherever you are and however warm or cold you are.

Laura

Thrifty Roadkill Soup

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I spent an enjoyable afternoon with two of my best friends Wednesday afternoon.  We usually get together to make crafts, sew, or crochet.  Yesterday we decided to exchange recipes, especially thrifty ones.  Just for fun, I slipped this one in on them.  Click here for a thrifty way to use your roadkill.  It’s a real website and a real recipe.  I’m not planning on ever trying it; but, well, who knows?  My eldest son loves the whole Redneck thing and has tried possom grilled.  He likes it.  By the way, I do know it should be oppossum.  I also know everyone in Southwest Missouri just says Possum.  I do NOT recommend eating Roadkill!  This is just for Fun!  If you would like to try the recipe, please trap or shoot the critter fresh!

Laura

So happy I don’t have to eat off the road.