Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #78


Welcome everybody - it's so nice to have you here, I've got a great feature for you today!  This one comes from Kathi at Oak Hills Homestead, she's a very sweet lady and I hope you take a moment to read her post.  She's sharing 10 wonderful ways to use basil. This is a fantastic post filled with solid information to use now or save for later.  I'm a huge fan of basil and I cook with it on a daily basis, I'm convinced it's why I hardly ever catch a cold.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Nest with Broody Quail

The quail have been in their House + Fence coop since July and they love the additional space.  Their natural instincts have been able to shine and it's been fantastic to observe.  After the second addition of this set up was added I noticed a couple of quail started to take an interest in lying on their nest of eggs.  It would last for a couple of days and off they went to do something else.  This can be very common behavior in the early stages and nothing to be alarmed about.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Many Uses of Landscaping Timbers

A couple years ago when I was first introduced to Pinterest I started pinning many creative things to accomplish using pallet wood.  I thought it was exciting until I went to go find these free pallets everybody was raving about.  I never uncovered any great ones and I got frustrated with the idea of taking them apart because the wood wasn't always the best quality.  I decided that wasn't an avenue that would work for me.

My husband introduced me to landscaping timbers; I use to overlook them because of their weight.  Today I'm kicking off an introduction of the many things you do by sharing three ideas with more to come in the future.  You'll notice in the first picture we have many available, they were recycled from a farm project we decided to end.  Many of the ideas I'll be sharing are perfect for the garden, backyard, farm or homestead lifestyle.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #77

I recently gave up drinking coffee and I really thought it was going to be more difficult than it was.  Thrilled to say it's been almost a month and I don't even miss it.  I was thinking the other day  when the temperatures start to drop what would I sip on to warm up?  Herbal tea is always an option and then I ran across this recipe - Hot Spiced Pumpkin in a cup by Nancherrow.  I was so excited and can hardly wait to make it.  If it's already cooler where you live then I hope you take a moment to look up this post and enjoy this recipe too.  I'm saving this one on Pinterest today!  Have fun at Tuesdays with a Twist Everyone - it's nice to have you here.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Art of Wool


I raise sheep and the journey to settle on Jacobs was brought forward by spending time watching and connecting with their heritage.  I basically have them for enjoyment and a bit of self reliance.  I'm not much of a fiber gal, it does interest me and perhaps when my life offers more time I shall explore the beauty of fiber art.  I find it fascinating God created an animal that offers many avenues of self reliance.  It's a blessing to raise this breed and watch the impact it has had on our family at different times.  I believe my daughter Felecia sees beyond the animal and has captured the art of wool through Jacob Sheep.  Today I'm sharing her story and a project she completed this summer made from their fiber.