Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a great day!
Even though today is the day we reflect on everything that we're thankful for we need to remember to be thankful always. : ) 

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16 NASB

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Our chickens

I am not much of an animal person but I do like our chickens. They are so fun to watch. We have eleven chickens. Five of them are from our first batch of chickens that we got as chicks three years ago. There were twelve of them. Two are from two years ago and the last four are from last year. Our five old chickens are super friendly. They all have names too. So I thought I'd introduce them to you. 

Rosie, a Buff Orpington, is one of our sweetest chickens. 

Blueberry, an Araucana, is our other very sweet chicken. When she was a baby she had a little blue spot on her head and that's how she got her name.

Peppy la Peep, a Golden Sex Link is Rosie's best friend. Both of them are always getting out of the chicken yard and going on walks together. 

Penelope, a Buff Orpington, is our hen that is always going broody. 

Missy, a New Hampshire Red, is the chicken that I named. She was an adorable chick, it looked like she had dandelion dust on her head. 

Those five birds we spent a lot of time holding, petting, and just spending time with. Our other ones we didn't spend as much time with and they aren't as special, but I'll show you them any way. 

This is Fluffy and Nutmeg. They are both Ameraucanas. 

Lastly we have Pepper, Speedy Gonzoles, Molly, and Galadriel. Unfortunately they all look pretty much the same and I can't tell them apart. Two are Black Sex Links and the other two are Australorps. 

My favorite chick was Lily, an Araucana. She was from the original twelve and she was my chicken. She always got out of the chicken yard too, and whenever she saw me coming she would come running super fast right at me. So I would kneel down and open my arms and it looked like she was running into my arms. : ) 

                                                                      Me and Lily

So I hope you enjoyed getting to "meet" our flock. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pennsylvania Vacation

Last week my mom and I went to Pennsylvania for six days.
We stayed in Hershey one night and the next day we went to the Hershey Chocolate World. 

For the rest of the trip we stayed at an Old Order Amish bed and breakfast in Lancaster County! It was so much fun. We stayed in a guest house next to the main house.

My favorite part of the trip was getting to have dinner with an Amish family at their house!
I also had a lot of fun at this one tour that my mom and I went on. My favorite thing was the schoolhouse

and getting to ride an Amish scooter. It was very fun. 

There were many other places that we visited but I wasn't able to get any pictures.
It was a fun trip… and hopefully I will be able to go back someday soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Child of Mine

From The Back Cover

Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.

Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches her profile.

Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter? 

"Child of Mine" is one of my favorite books. I really liked that it was not predictable and it always kept me guessing. 

I give this book 10 out of 10 R's