"Love begins at home, and it is not
how much we do... but how much love we put in that action."

- Mother Teresa

Monday, August 20, 2012

Making potholders with Freckles & Squirmy.

We had scrap fabric & decided to make potholders.

Started with:
2 - 8" squares of cotton fabric
1 - 8" square of thick cotton towel (old)
8" of ribbon

Put 1 fabric square right side up. Pinned ribbon in corner to hold in place.

Placed the other fabric square - right side down on top.

Put the towel square on top. Pinned in place. Marking 3" not to sew for turning inside-out.

Freckles sewing around the potholder.

Turned it inside-out and sewed the edges.

Finished products!



As my grandmother says "We made memories".

Friday, August 17, 2012

"How are baby chicks born?"

My children asked, "How are baby chicks born?".  Since we homeschool, I thought lets have a science project....

  • We read Chickens for Dummies book.
  • We ordered fertilized silkie chicken eggs on ebay.
  • Made a homemade incubator. We used our country (redneck) engineering skills to use things around the house.

  • We turned the eggs 3 times a day for 18 days.

  • On day 8 we candled the eggs to see heartbeats and movement. Like an egg ultrasound.  Four of the eggs were not fertile.

  • On day 22  we heard peeping & movement coming from the eggs.


  • On day 23 :-)  We had the hatching of Steve McNugget. Yes, we all cried in happiness.

My mother, grandmother, grandaddy, aunt and uncle (everybody and their momma) all came too see the new family additions  <: Steve, Chicken Little, Leslie, and Lucky.

We put them in a kiddie pool, in the spare room with heat lamps for a month.

I Love them <3  but I was so happy to put them outside in their new home (chicken tractor).

                                                       Gracee the chicken guard dog.

We love our new pet chickens. The girl's questions were answered about baby chickens then out came..... "Momma how are baby frogs born?"  I guess we need a pet frog! :)