Tuesday, June 7, 2016

When the Farm-chick is Away, the Critters Play

As I’m sitting on my deck on this warm glorious evening, I’m tired but happy.  This past week-end was spent partly with my other daughter, Jen and we invaded Spokane to go to the Farm Chick sale and attend a craft workshop.

Yup we have fun together!

Chaps is one of a kind, must go kind of place

Any trip to Spokane always has to begin with a breakfast at Chaps ( I’m pretty sure it would be pure sacrilege if we went anywhere else!  Lol).  Throughout the day, good conversations took place and the mom/daughter time was very special, as it doesn’t seem to happen often enough.  Of course I remember the days of raising a young family and working, so when she can sneak away, well we grab the opportunity and gleefully run with it.  The other bonus was getting to stay with good friends, Gwenn and Dave.   Gwenn and I sat up late and had heartfelt conversations.  And once again the power of positive connections with people you love is the recipe for a good life.  (that and a good cold beer on a hot day.... well it just doesn't get any better!  Just sayin.)

While I was away for the week-end, Lulu the farm dog decided she wasn't going to let my close neighbor take care of her, and decided to take it upon herself to meet our new neighbors a couple miles away and break into their fenced yard to say hi......at 3:00 am.  Oops.
Who me? Running amuck in the fields???
I had another chicken fatality on the farm and the other red ruler of the roost literally disappeared.  So now I’m down to Betty Bossy Butt and she now has started hanging out the with plastic pink flamingos.  Good thing I have two more babies coming and will work on integrating them so they can once again go on chicken adventures and run amuck to annoy this farm chick!  =)  Lol (in case you are wondering, they completely annihilated a raised bed that contained my basil, after they ate all of it, then they took a dirt bath and well..... guess the grocery store still sells it, so I'm good to go). 
Betty hanging with the plastic flamingos

Miss N has helped raise one of my newest chick-ettes

The peas seem to have grown by leaps and bounds over the week-end.  I'm going to be excited when I can go out and pick fresh peas out of the field.  Once the chicken and chick-ettes discover it, then we're all gonna be happy campers.

This week, I have tentative plans to do a photo shoot with blog task master, Kristi, for the virtual cookbook of recipes that I’ve created and she put the online version together.  I have to make up a couple of cakes to showcase and the setting (I’m hoping) will be awesome.  In my mind’s eye, it’s going to be good.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and feel free to email me at swheatfarmlife@gmail.com  

Talk to you next week my friend.

All my best, Gayle

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