Tuesday, August 19, 2008


These are not from my chickens it was from someone in my Pasture Poultry group I thought it was really neat the double tripple egg yolk.

I have recently edited this part because the owner of the eggs wrote me below and said their chickens were not sickly but very young and started to lay young. "A chicken "Mistake" she said. You can read her comment below.

Deep in the back of my mind I knew they were not sickly I just couldnt put my mind to typing the right "word" my fingers typed faster then my brain sometimes hehe so please forgive me.

I believe that could happen with a young hen like hers did; however I have chickens of my own that are two-three-four years old and they sometimes lay these kind of eggs too, they are not young. Someone in the group say it could be from the diet?. Maybe its because they are getting older and their cycle is getting all mixed up again? I can see that happening too.

Ahhh well if you ever go to our Pasture Poultry group you can see how we debate on so many subjects when it comes to chickens, Different methods different breeds, different climates so it all varies. Just when you think you figure it all out about chickens someone comes out with another theory about the subject that has you thinking hmmmmm

Raising chickens for so long now and watching the Pasture Poultry group for years I have come to the conclusion that not one person, book, website is 100% completely correct. Just got to go with what is good in your guts for you and your family it’s what we are doing.

Well August has been a busy month with birthdays and anniversary’s. My husband and I just celebrated our 2oth has it been that long already? Seems just like yesterday when I met him tubing down the river with his army friend. Two months after we met and only seeing each other one day at of each weekend (I was working summer camp) he got orders to leave to Germany and it was either say goodbye or get married. Glad he made the right choice hehe

We got 2 1/2 inches of rain these last few weeks...Thank you God! We actually still have standing puddles. Chickens are fine but laying less now, I just put an ad in the homeschool newsletter to advertise our sheep and turkeys it has over 5000 members.

I still have around 13 sheep to sale and I am hoping to get new customers or its back to the advertising board to figure out where I can advertise next. I like to stick to the homeschoolers since it’s a field I know and the families are usually great. As Joel says you want customers that want good quality you don't want customers looking for a bargain they will give you trouble.

We should be harvesting our honey soon I am disappointed hubby didn’t have time to put another super on for the new bee hive to get more honey since there is still a lot of flowers around. I did uncover the older empty one and cleaned it out a bit hoping a nice bee family will move in like our last one.

Sept/Oct should be time to harvest the pecans, a few are falling down already but they are green still. I can't wait because I am about out.

Garden is sort of dormant right now getting a few tomatoes, I need to do an update on it on what I learned this year...coming soon.

Well that’s about the update for now have a great upcoming week.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Daughter Anime Girl Scout Troop

My daughter is a big fan of Kingdom Hearts video game and Anime stuff so when a friend of a friend decided to start a Girl Scout Anime troop in San Antonio we jumped at the chance to join. I was despertly searching about this time things for my daughter to do to get her busy during her teenage years for socializing.

She had talked about going back to public school but hearing how things were in the public school I knew it would not be a good choice. I felt it was the girl friends she was missing. She had her best friend but she needed to interact with others her age.

It was difficult because she is not into boys as most public school girls her age is, but she loves the anime stuff. Every other week her troop meets and they have met so far for dinner with each other at a chinese restaurant of course and they have gone to two Anime conventions the biggest being here in San Antonio this weekend.

They are having a blast. We had to order her costume from Hong Kong and we were disapointed that the wig did not come in time so we had to spray paint her hair. Daughter says she didnt mind doing it but in future she really hopes not too hehe its very sticky. She was Zexion from Kingdom of hearts she made the book herself. Her best friend was lexaeus.

The Costume was so much we told her we expect her to get married in it someday hehe. It hasnt been cheap but it has been really well worth it. She can be any of the organization she just has to change hairdos and prop.

Hubby and I are very happy that she is having fun with the group and talking to the other moms they were also glad to find other girls into the Anime stuff since this is very odd to some people its not very common. So far they have around 15 girls in the group and it grows each time I talk to the group leader. It has been a postive experience for our daughter.

Doing the Anime stuff has been a learning experience for the moms and dads as well as we have had to watch what they watch, play and read to make sure its for their age.