Friday, December 30, 2011

New Goodies~

Having fun coming up with new creations~ Here's my "Travel-size" Pure Candles.
Made with Pure Essential oils only.

 And my New Amber-Patchouli solid perfume~ Also made with Pure Essential oils
Love how these came out too :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kittens for the Barn (yeah right)

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon we decided to take a break from working at home and go for a nice drive to Cummington for lunch. We returned home with 2 free kittens that I convinced (myself) they would be "barn cats" Cocoa the "chocolate" kitty and Bunny the kitty with no's amazing how little creatures can enrich your life :)
Bunny had wiry hair when we got her, but not anymore after a diet rich in omega's
Cocoa discovered my pumpkins and Bunny is always willing to get involved
They LOVE the wood pile~ so much fun :)
They LOVE the christmas tree even more!! 
Can you see Both kittens???  Look hard :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Where's my Pumpkins??

The October storm hit us hard~ luckily we moved quickly and got the chicken coop located under the barn overhang and finished stacking our firewood in the garage.  I'm still not ready for THIS tho!

Just because he loves to ski, still doesn't make this ok!   tee hee

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cottage Garden 2011

My Cottage Garden has turned into a Butterfly Garden!
The Monarch's love these purple flowers (wish I could remember what they were)I just sprinkled the seeds all over from last year~~ Whew! Got lots of them now :)
Here's what the garden looked like last month (the picture doesn't do the flowers justice)

I'm going to miss Summer~

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chickens in the Garden~

Today the chickens found out where their beloved Broccoli comes from!!

I was putting in some fall crops when I thought I heard "Here it is guys!!!"  coming from one of the chickens :)

Good thing I left these spent broccoli plants in the ground so they could have the leaves~

Guess they are finally tall enough to see what's edible.....I better hide the tomatoes :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chickens Love Tofu!

Ok, so I'm a little obsessed with my birds~ 
Here they are at 12 weeks old, eating Tofu & Tomatoes from the garden~

Wondering why I'm taking pictures of them :)

Getting ready for bed

Sadly, "little Jerry"  and "Pretty" are no longer with us......they'll be missed :( 
"Pretty" suffered from crooked-beak and we had to make the decision to put her down and Jerry was killed by a coyote or fox when he wandered over the stone wall and into the woods......Horrible experience and now the girls are in "lock-down" unless they are by my side~

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chickpea & Hummus Salad

The chickens are 10 weeks old now and for the last 10 weeks I haven't been able to cook chicken for supper!!   Here's a chickpea salad recipe I came up with last night to go on top of our veggie burgers :) 

Chickpea Hummus Salad
  • 1 can Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) organic
  • 8oz container Garlic Hummus (organic)
  • 1/2 Cucumber -chopped (organic)
  • 2 Celery stalks- chopped (organic)
  • 1/4 Red onion- chopped (organic)
  • Season with black pepper & parsley
All my recipes are available on my RECIPE page of my website
My hubby can't wait until I start making him roasted chicken again, but as far as I'm concerned if I can get creative with "vegetarian" food then that's what we are going to have! 
Enjoy eating w/out the guilt :)



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chicken Chat

The chickens are going on 7 weeks old now and spend as much time as they can (if I'm home) exploring the yard!

Here's all 10 of them :)

They spotted me taking pictures and had to come check it out. 

Here's "Angel" on the of the sweetest and loves to be held

Now they're getting way to comfortable!

Notice Spooky way over to the right "Babysitting"  They could care less that she watches them :)

Here's "Little Jerry" on the left.  Pretty sure he's a boy :)

Here's Jerry trying to keep his balance

And now he's trying to escape the camera :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Who invited YOU?!

I'm trying to do a "photo-shoot" here and your not invited!!

Angel~ Get out of the picture!!!

The race is on.....there's Jerry on the right (or Gerry if he's a she??)
So much for getting my photo's done....these girls (and one boy) are too much :)

If I'm not taking pictures of them- I'm feeding them.  They love broccoli from the garden.  Good thing they're too short still to know where it is :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And here's the Chicken Run

The girls spent their first night in the coop~ Whooohooo!
Now MY house is "Chicken-Free"!
Built by THESHEDSMITH.COM in Wendell Mass

The run is fully wired, even on the bottom

The girls love it!!  But wait...where's Sunny?
Here she is~ Taking her sweet time coming out of the coop
Maybe even "showing off"
So Cute :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chicken Coop

We put the chicken coop in place under the birch tree for some shade.  We had it built so that we could move it around with the tractor.  The run will be attached and also be removable.
My coop was custom built by the owner of
A company in Wendell Mass that uses locally milled lumber and reclaimed windows for coops, sheds etc.   Wonderful to work with and would highly recommend!

More pics coming soon :)