Friday, August 14, 2009

My Faithful Hens and Moon and Stars Watermelon

When I enter into my chicken coop, this little birdcage and chicken greet me. I just love her. Simple things bring me joy and she is definitely one of my favorites!

These past few days we have been getting only a few eggs. This morning we could not find any yet. Sad! My girls have been so faithful with their eggs. They are taking a break and I need them to still be laying with all the cooking I do for the Farmer's Market. Oh well, I guess that is the way it goes. Makes me think about how thankful I need to be for all they have done!!!!!

Our store has been doing real well. The orders are coming in. Some of the ladies have been having a hard time leaving comments. Just email me if you do. It works out great and we can get out your orders. I am loving it. Meeting wonderful ladies and I get to do what I love to do. Sew!!!!!!!!

The momma Guinea is doing great. 3 of the babies have died, but she still has two. Every morning the daddy is up on the roof talking away at her. I think he is sad.

The green beans are producing wonderfully. We will have a lot to sell this weekend.
Cantaloupe and watermelon are doing well also. I am so thankful to the Lord that He gives me one seed and returns so much more. I can't ever loose sight of that.

This is called Moon and Stars Watermelon. They are soooo sweet and beautiful. Saving seeds for next year. They are a heirloom watermelon. Nummy also!!!!!!!!



  1. I am so sorry about losing your babies. I have turned my guineas out for the first time today. Whew! I am scared!

    I will have to decorate my coop a little bit and maybe I will get more eggs!! Your's is soooooo cute!

    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Oh those watermelons look so beautiful:) I tried growing them once, didn't have much luck though. Have a great weekend!!!

  3. Oh what great looking watermelons. I am going to have to find some seeds for themfor us next year!!!

  4. just dropping by to say hi! those watermelon look delish! my mouth is watering!

  5. Wow, what beautiful watermelon! Never even heard of them but they look so yummy!!

  6. The melons are so pretty! I always have meant to grow them..maybe this year. We have the giant pumpkin experiment going this there wasn't room for melons.
    The little chicken in the cage is adorable!!How fun to get to see her each time you visit the coop!

  7. I love that little birdcage and hen. I have 17 new baby guineas that hatched from the eggs we "saved" from our back field. We now have 32 guineas total!! It's a bit noisy already...can't imagine what it'll be like when these little fellas get bigger.

    Those watermelons are beautiful and I bet they taste good too!

  8. I've just found your blog and love all that you have shown. I live on an 8 acre farmlet in the south west corner of Western Australia. I love anything crafty, enjoy preserving produce, making jams, relish and pickles.

    I too have great wonder at the "seed" God first made and the pleasure of cooking and using fruit and vegies and the knowledge that has passed from one generation to the next,

  9. I wanted to tell you that I think your blog is absolutely wonderful! I have been sitting here going through it, you have so much to share! I will be back again and again. Twyla


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