Wednesday, March 19, 2014


 Vintage post from Saturday, February 1, 2014 from our home blog

Who is this Tetra ?

Have you seen this chicken hanging around the farm? The Tetra Tint? At first I noticed it at Tractor Supply and then later I heard of other spots .. We 

Tetra Tints Chicken (pullets)

own 3 of these. Excellent egg layers but "Bessy" wants to sit all the time and I believe she will make a excellent mommy but we don't have a rooster so she really needs to go back to work on her eggs. Bessy is funny she will lay for awhile and then go back to being broody. I notice that the Tetra Tints were not as friendly as our 3 Production Red Hens. If I have food in hand they don't charge me and gooble it up like the Red chickens. Although they will be little piggies once they see they can have some. They are friendly and let me pet them, etc. The Tetra tints lay a white or lightly colored white egg shell coloring .. they lay a lot of good eggs and are friendly. If you haven't raised these (or have!) they are well worth it as they are busy little egg layer. 

What is going on inside your chicken... 


   I have been picking up all of the crafty things that I like to do. One of which is drawing. I made some simple cards today. I must get my artsy side from my Dad , who was a engineer and owned a printing company and of course along with this comes Graphic Design. One of the fun things my Dad used to do, and some of you can remember this if you are my age.. but he would draw chalk drawings  with a black light for churches as a special. It was neat to watch each stroke as the picture was formed and the black light with bright chalks made it even more interesting. Even if you aren't very good at a craft you are doing.. keep doing it anyway the more you do your handy work the better you will get. The main thing is to find things that are relaxing and fun for you :) I am enjoying going through all the things I did as a kid and trying to perfect them now. 


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

As promised... The craft blog!

I have had a never ending stream of questions and comments on some of the "RARE" projects I did on you tube I love to knit, crochet, make rugs, just about anything! I am going to do the best job as possible to get you all the info you need to make some of my projects and hopefully we will get some great projects made! I am actually in the midst of making a zigzag blanket, embroidering, and my husband bought me a new sewing machine that I can't wait to get my hands on.. just to name a few of my projects. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to tweet with me on twitter or in the comments any questions you may have!

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