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What a mess of a week!

With everything that has been going on this week I haven’t had time to post.

  • Last Wednesday we had a small tornado close to home. It was only an EF1. We had no school that day. And we had tree limbs galore! 
  • That same day my Rooster attacked me.
  • My husband’s knee is swelled and hurting.
  • Little Man has a rash all over his body. Rushed him to the doctor thinking it was an allergic reaction to something. Nope! Come to find out it is a viral infection running its course through his body. Funny part of this story: he went to the school nurse on Monday and she told him he had sun burn! Now I would like to know what planet she got her RN because where I live it has rained for a week!
  • Been trying new bread recipes!
  • Ruby the rabbit has decided to eat the baseboards. The hubby ain’t to happy about that.
  • Got my grow light system set up to start my vegetables inside before planting outside. (I will post pictures later!) 

In the country anything is possible!

Until next time,

Don’t make plans in the country, they always change!

Country Girl 🐔🐰🐓🌄

New Addition!

4H started last week. We were sad to find out that Little Man has to be a Cloverbud again this year. But good news is, he will be a real 4H’er next year. How exciting! 

Knowing my Little Man… I started thinking ahead! You can never plan to much! He wants to take rabbits next year. Well this momma is on it!! I’m on the research Bing! To say the least! I have come to the conclusion that we need to buy show rabbits this year and get him started learning this summer! That way next year he won’t be scared and just thrown into something he knows nothing about.

Show rabbits also know as meat rabbits are a little different than a pet rabbit. So the planning begins. 

  • We need to build a rabbit hutch out side to house a doe (which is a girl rabbit) and one for a buck (which is a boy rabbit)
  • Then we need to build another hutch for the offspring!
  • We need to find pedegree rabbits to start our rabbits out with!

We have so much to do to prepare for the show rabbits… But in the mean time, I bought Little Man a pet rabbit to keep indoors. This way he is learning the basics and he can play with this one!

To top it off a pet rabbit is cheaper than show rabbits. We still have a few months to go before we will be getting the show rabbits, so this momma is putting her little boy to the test and he don’t even know it. I figured with a pet rabbit I could find out a number of things!

  • Is he scared of it?
  • Can he handle it properly?
  • Can he clean up after it properly?
  • And lastly, can he feed and water it properly?

If he can prove to me that he can do all these things on a daily basis with his pet rabbit…Then we will move forward with the purchase of show rabbits!

So we would like every one to meet: Ruby!

Until next time,

Plan for your kids future!

Country Girl 🐰🐓🐔

Forgotten Love of Reading!

In todays world, everything has turned to technology. Xboxs, ipods, iPads, cell phones, computers, and the list goes on!

My little boy would rather play games instead of read. So I decided since he didn’t want to read on his own, I would continue to read to him. It is an every day affair in our house. Some days when we get busy and I have forgotten about our reading session he reminds me about it. 

We have had a very hard time finding books that draw his attention. Boys will be boys!! 

But let me tell you… No mater if you have a little boy or a little girl… You can not go wrong reading the Little House on the Prairie books.

Since we are still in school, we have started with the first one of Laura Ingalls Wilder books.

My little boy can’t get enough of it. He loves hearing the story! We talk about how times were different back then compared to now.

By the time we finish reading this book, it will be summer time. So we will be having lots of fun doing lots of activities relating to the books. The next book on the list is: Farmer Boy. Then the main book: Little House on the Prairie.

My list keeps getting longer of the activities we will be doing! Which Pinterest is not helping in the matter! 😁

We will be learning how to make:

  • Homemade butter
  • Homemade Bread
  • Learning basic sewing
  • Tin Lanterns
  • Pancake men
  • Donuts
  • Learning to milk a Cow and Goat
  • Homemade Candles
  • Molasses Candy
  • Learning how to wash laundry with out a washing machine.

And everyday something is added to the list! Not only are we going to read but we are going to have a blast with the activities.

Have you read the Little House on the Prairie books to your kids?

Did you do all kinds of fun activities with them?

How did you compare Laura’s life with you own?

Until next time,

Hold the little ones close,

And read them a book!

Country Girl 🐣🐮🐔