Yesterday was an exciting day. I was greeted with the peeps of baby chicks when I let the chickens out. The mother hen was hiding them under her wings (What a beautiful reminder of God's love for us!), so I didn't get to see them until a little later. Unfortunatly, I found one on the floor of the coop floundering and chirping wildly when I went back to check on them later. I quickly risked being pecked to death by Fern and scooped it up. The poor thing was still wet. I showed if off to the family before returning it to the nest.
|Alissa was getting ready to help put up and get|
in the pool, but the chick came first! She fell in
love with it. It went to sleep nearly as soon as I
put it in her hands!
|Jake's face was just priceless!|
I was thanked for returning the chick with a nice firm peck!
|Fern and Flip|
|Fern and Flop|
Bill was off yesterday and he wanted me to try and finish going through all the things I had stored in his shop while he and the children put up the small swimming pool we bought several years ago. What a job all that sorting has been! I thought would melt away yesterday as I finished up sorting through everything in the heat and humidity! I had planned to reorganize and put everything away today, but I ended up having to buy groceries today. It seems tomorrow is just going to be too busy to squeeze in shopping; it's a special day. So, now, my school room is a complete mess! Please don't show up without warning before Monday!
So, there is a small glimpse into the happenings of the last two days here on the farmette.
Before I leave, there is one little trick I had tucked away in my scattered brain that I thought I would share with you. Have you ever had a splinter or tiny briar you couldn't see or remove? Poor Alissa was out with her daddy the other day and saw a beautiful yellow flower blooming on a cactus in the woods. She tried to pick it for me, but found her hand full of prickly needles. They were so tiny and fine, they could hardly be seen. She thought she had gotten them all out, but later discovered that some of them were still bothering her. I couldn't see anything to pull out and initially felt helpless. Then I remembered the trick I read a long time ago. I got a bottle of white glue and covered the area of her thumb that was bothering her with the glue. I let the glue dry and then peeled it off. Voila! The splinter was pulled out by the dried glue! Maybe you can use the tip one day!
Thank you for spending a little time with us on the farmette! I hope you enjoyed your visit! Please know you are welcomed anytime! We welcome comments. Do you have any little tricks that help you? Please feel free to share!
I'm off to plan a birthday party that is supposed to happen in 18 days! So, until we meet again, be blessed!