~Farming Life is for me~

Life here in the country, with my chickens,Turkey's,Cats
and Dogs..

And my Rabbits..Is what truly makes me
happy.. And Sharing this life, I love so much with my two wonderful boys and husband..

Hope you find my
blog interesting..You will find here who I really am..and what I love..

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Simple living..

Hello, Again.. Here is my second post for the day.. I would like to share with you one of the things I will start doing to save Energy. By making tea using Solar power.. Mom has always done this while growing up.. I see aot of things people are doing to save energy and to help the earth, that we did when I was growing up..Because we were poor.. We didn't know we were helping Mother Nature, or actually living a better life..LOL We did it because that was a way of life for us.. Here are a few things that you can do save Money and Energy and help the earth.. Use Baking Soda for tooth Paste.. Make your own Laundry detergent.. Use Cloth diapers, Use rags for menstrual Cycles, instead of pads and Tampons.. Vinger and Water for cleaning..Carry around your travel mug for drinking water.. instead of buying bottle water... Buy fruit and veggies from Farmer Markets. and buy your milk from local Dairy farms.. Raise your own Chickens for eggs.. Make your own bathing soap or buy it from someone who makes its local.. Use wash rags to bath with instead of bath puffs.. Look on-line to make your own body and face scrubs from things out of your kitchen..These are just some..There are more..Talk to people and get on line.. You can find different and more healthy way of living.. Have a bless life..

~Rest in Peace~

Hello, Dear friends.. It has been really busy around.. I have been busy caring for the kids I babysit.. But today i only have one, and she is sound to sleep.. So while she is sleeping I decided to sit and leave a post for today.. I will try to leave two.. I want to share with you about a dear furry friend of mine who has passed on to Doggy heaven.. It was alittle over a month ago I had lost my friend Pete.. Some of you remember him.. He was a very sweet dog to me and my family, and some outsider.. He didn't like certain people.. I often wonder if it's because he knew something I didn't know.. (Animals are very smart in knowing things that we don't know and see about people..) The first sign of Pete sickness was showing less activity.. He was a very active Dog.. Every time I go out to see him.. He would get so excited..Jumping all over me, pawing and biting me.. He was a very playful dog.. love to play fetch.. So one day I notices.. Pete wasn't all in my face, jumping around when I go out to see him..( Yes he was still happy to see me) He was acting more like an old dog with arthilics or something. and I also notices he wasn't eating his food.. Didn't worry to much about it at first.. Because the weather has been really hot.. So I was thinking maybe he's to hot to eat..And I continue to watch him to see how he acted day by day.. So I started feeding him in the evening. Still wouldn't eat.. I knew something was up...So one night I was busy in the house getting things done before getting ready for the night.. I told my husband I'm going out to check on Pete.. I felt in my spirit something wasn't right.. And Pete was always in his bed at night.. I went out and he was laying on the ground.. I called him before going out.. because in my mind, I though he was dead.. I was scared..I walked to him.. still he didn't get up.. I bent down to pat him, and than he raised his head.. I knew right than he was sick.. His mouth was dirty.. I told him you are staying in the house.. Brought him in the house.. Gave him a bath.. and made him a bed on the floor, on my side of the bed.. He stayed in the house for about a week.. still not much improvement.. He did eat a little at still not enough to keep him well.. He also started throwing up.. Than I knew it was time to go to the Vet. There they had told me that his kidney were shutting down.. I was in shock.. I had felt in my heart it was his Kidney from the very beginning.. I don't know how I knew.But I did.. They kept him in the hospital..Flushed out the toxins in his kidneys and his body.. Came home that Monday.. I was excited to see him bouncing around..He was still weak.. In just a couple of hours that day after coming home from the Vet. He was playing, but not really eating..Still having my hopes up.. Thinking he was just happy to be able to play.. and he would start eating normal again.. He was eating more, but not enough.. and drinking lots of water..Which I thought was a big plus.. But anyway.. After that Tuesday he started going down hill again.. I didn't think he would make it.. But I still had hope.. and I was praying for him the whole time.. It was sad seeing him suffer going down hill more and more each day.. But thew it all he was still being Pete.. That Sunday night on June 3, 2011 he had passed away.. I had prayed to God That he would just go on and take him.. If he wasn't going to get any better..He didn't need to suffer anymore.. It was so heart breaking.. I will miss him so much.. I have lost so many of my beloved furry friends.. I know nothing is suppose to last forever on this earth.. So I am learning to deal with death.. Animals and people, Come into our lives for alittle while.. We love them, and cherish them, while they are here.. And one day, We will see them again, Yes I do believe animals have a purpose too.. Thanks for stopping by.. Have a Bless one..

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chickens got a new yard.

Just a few pictures to share today Thanks for stopping by our Homestead.
The chickens new yard around their pen...I lost a few,not sure how so,I thought it best to pen them in for their own safety. They seem happy with their new yard.

The rooster,Henry, above in the picture, is one of the few they came up missing,also one of my red hens,a good layer :(

Come again any time,Regina
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