Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Been Too Long!

It has been too long since my last post.  I have tons of excuses, but I would bore you to death with all of them.  We'll just say what little time I did have to post, I did some things for myself.  Walked the dogs, planted perennials, decorated the porch, went on vacation and still managed to fit in a couple weekend retreats.  So, now I must get back to a disciplined schedule. 

I'll start by giving you a brief update on what's been going on. 

We had a grandson back in the spring.  His name is Logan Meyers and he is Delaney's little brother.  She's a wonderful big sister and loves him so much.  He is a little over 3 months in this picture.  He is now almost 8 months and very mobile.  It's amazing how much he looks like my husband as a baby.  So adorable.

Then in April we ordered Chickens.  Now when you order Chickens you can order the kind you want and they are sexed, but the percentage of accuracy is about 75%.  So, we ordered 5 Gold Laced Wyandotte hens, 5 Easter Egger hens (some call these Auracanas) and 1 Partridge Rock rooster.  They arrived on May 17th while I was at Quilt Market in Kansas City.  We ended up with 10 instead of 11 due to one of them dying on arrival.  By the middle of June I was on the road to pick up 3 Silky Bantams, 1 is buff, 1 white, and 1 black.  The buff colored one turned out to be a rooster.  He is the one in front on the left.  They are all so much fun to watch.                                                                                                                                       
 They are now 5 1/2 months old and are now laying eggs.  The blue/green ones are from the easter egger hens.  We average 3-4 a day.

This is one weeks worth of eggs.  They are still on the small side.  As the chickens get full grown, they're eggs will get bigger. 

This is a picture that I took a week and a half ago.  Our first double yolker and also the first large egg which is pictured above on the top right.  The one on the bottom right, we believe might be from one of our silkie chickens. 

Even Delaney enjoys the chickens.  She never seems to be afraid to go in by them and to feed them.  Their pecks at the food are not always gentle, so I'm always a little hesitant to have her do this. 

Then Delaney turned 2 at the beginning of August.  She had so much fun at her party and her favorite present from my son, Ian was her big stuffed animal, Brobie.  She loves him and has to have him sleep with her every night. 

Here is one of my outdoor projects that I worked on this summer.  I had my husband bring it up to the house from out in back of the property.  We painted it Chevy Orange, then planted a ton of plants in it.  This picture was taken at the beginning of the summer, so by the end of the summer the plants really kind of took over the whole thing.  It's one of my favorite planters. 

So much for getting any quilting done over that time.  Well, I did get some done, but not nearly as much as I hoped for.  I think most of you know what that's like.  It's kind of like taking 5 to 6 projects on a weekend retreat and only working on 2 of them.  We all have very high expectations. 

My next post I will show you the 9 new designs we took to Expo in September.  And a couple of things that I'm in the middle of making. 

Till next time!  PJR


  1. Love that you are back blogging. Great pixs.

  2. Its good to hear from you again. Certainly packed a lot in these last months! Grandchildren are very sweet!