Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chicken Tip:

After mowing your lawn, add your grass clippings to your chicken coop, or your chicken run. Your chickens will love you. I promise they will eat every last grass clipping. I just love recycling. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Silkie Chicken Roosting Box

It looks like a bird feeder doesn't it?  :)
Most Silkie Chickens do not roost like other chickens. My Silkie Rooster DOES roost at night, however the mama Silkies do not. Since Winter is right around the corner,  it was time to make a Roosting / Nesting box. Since, my Silkie doesn't go upstairs to roost at night, this roosting box will be place downstairs in the coop. Plus, now that my Silkie is 8 months old, she laid her first egg. So, she deserves a box for laying her cute little eggs. 

In designing the roosting box,  I wanted the opening to be just big enough for my Silkie Chicken to enter.Yet, not big enough for the rest of my chickens to enter.  I have Rhode Island Reds, and a Plymouth Rock Chickens. My "regular" sized chickens cannot enter this box. Leaving this just for my Silkie girl to enjoy.

What is a Silkie Chicken you say?  Here is our Silkie Chicken Daisy:
She is so sweet, many times I pick her up she sits on my lap, and she falls asleep.  If you are thinking of having a Silkie, you will not believe how much they DO NOT act like a chicken. More like a lap dog. :)

Our entire flock:

Here is a picture of our Chicken Coop:
Since this (above) coop picture was taken, I have added shutters to the window. It helps keep my girls warm at night, and during cold days.  

The coop has a large metal food feeder that holds about a months worth of food at a time.  The watering system is made of plumbing pipe, and chicken nipples. That holds about 3 weeks worth of water.  My family takes a lot of weekend getaway camping trips. So, I wanted to be sure their food, and water was able to stay full while we are gone.  Plus, I don't have to be constantly maintaining the chickens.  Makes life a lot easier!  
Hope you enjoyed taking a look at my chickens. :)
Thank you for checking out my blog,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Muffin Ingredients:
1 Box Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake Mix
1 Box Vanilla Pudding mix
4 eggs
1 Cup Water
1/2 Canola Oil

2 Cup Confectioners' Sugar
2 Tablespoons Water
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Are you ready for the easiest cupcakes recipe?  Simply mix the Muffin Ingredients together.  
If you are making Muffins Bake at 350 degrees, for 12-15 minutes.  
If you are making Bread Bake at 350 degrees, for 25 - 32 minutes.

While baking, stir Glaze ingredients together. 
Insert a toothpick in the muffin, when it comes out clean the cupcakes are done. 
Let cupcakes cool, then glaze.
It is that simple, enjoy. 

Let me know what you think. Leave your comments or questions.

~ Jeannine

Monday, May 12, 2014

Camping Checklist ~ Free Printable

Summer is a coming!  Who needs a free Camping Checklist, with Meal Ideas? If you do, click the "Click Here" below, print, and go.

Packing for camping is not fun at all.  However, this list will make it easy. I have also added meal ideas to make it easier for you.  As soon as our kids are out of school, we are off to the next camping destination. We try to hit different sites to show our kids the beautiful country we live in. The kids ride their bikes around the campground,  hubby and I relaxing by the campfire with a good book. Keep the packing, and cooking easy, and your camping experience will be a relaxing experience also.

CLICK HERE to view and print your camping checklist.  

With this checklist, there is no stress in forgetting a thing. I hope this makes your packing experience a little more organized, and fun.

Please share your camping recipes.  My newest recipe the whole family LOVES is Tater Tot Casserole. I cook everything ahead of time and put in separate Ziploc bags. Assemble once at camp, and bake.  It helps on the dishes, and makes camping more relaxing for me.

For the RVers out there, don't forget to add to this list:
~DVD Movies
~Fill Water Tank?
~Propane Tanks Filled?
~Check Tire Pressure

For New Mommies don't forget to add to the list"
~ Portable Crib
~ Foam Mat (to put under baby when not in crib).  You can find foam mats in puzzle piece shapes. Easy to take with you.
~ Baby Bottles
~ Cups / Bowls / Utensils for baby
~ Diapers
~ Baby Wipes
~ Baby Food

Love your comments, and Happy Camping!