Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show

The broiler project for the Jr. Livestock Show has certainly been an experience!       Over the last five years, we've raised the chickens indoors (in the garage) and outdoors.  In handmade buildings and in our water trough (that has been used as our pool during the rest of the year).  ;) We've had a year when we lost several of them to the cold or bad health.  We…

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Boerne Diva Night!

This evening took months of planning for us local retailers.  Some blood, sweat, tears... and a lot of love. And the evening went like so: The check-in stations at Dienger Trading Company and The Flower Shop opened up right at 5:00.  The first 100 ladies at each station got to check in and register to win the two pretty incredible prize baskets that we all donated our products to.  The…

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The Kendall County Fair

Another fair in the books!  More fun had, more memories made, more accomplishments, more prize ribbons! The weekend started with me sneaking over to the fairgrounds to check the big chunk of our entries.  It was a great kickstart to the fun! I did well.  My chocolate muffins won third place.  My pineapple cake won second (I still have yet to beat the Italian cream cake that always wins first!).…

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Our Magical History Tour!

I'll start with the fact that the trip still had me programmed to get up super early yesterday.  But I quickly went back to bed for a two-hour nap.  And today I slept until 9:00, laid in bed watching TV until 1:00.  Hoping I'm now recovered... But the story begins over a year ago, when Ben brought home information for this WorldStrides trip.  Of course, I was surprised by the…

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Chicken Fun Show

Ben was out of town.  But Evan and I were able to attend our 4-H poultry club's Chicken Fun Show. And Evan walked away with a Champion ribbon and trophy!  First Place eggs, y'all!  But let me explain... His plate of three white eggs that were judged on looks didn't place at all.  His plate of three brown eggs that were also judged on looks did poorly. But! Our blue…

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You Do It Suet

Not that I ever poured grease/fat down our drains!  But, I can't tell you how much more I love making homemade seed cakes, rather than dealing with the hassle of containing and throwing away the leftovers! I discovered You Do It Suet several months ago, as they started following us on instagram.  I quickly took an interest in their product, their story, their mission. The first thing I noticed about…

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MODELS WANTED!

It's time for new product pictures!  And we'd love to use some friendly faces!  If you've been following us, are a fellow blogger, have a relationship with us, love our products, are one of our favorite customers, wear our t-shirts, etc... we would love to use you!  (we need individuals AND groups of 2 or more)   Leave a comment here, use our Contact Us form, or message me through…

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Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show

We cuddled, we fed, we watered, we raised, we chose the show birds, and we processed the delicious chicken.  Ben and Nathan handled all the action in the ring.  And Ben was a pro (again) on the auction stage. Another broiler project in the books!           And what happened on auction day that was really exciting? I found out the day before that Petland was moving…

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Kendall County Fair!!!

Sadly, we didn't have any chickens to enter into the fair this year.  But we didn't walk away without ribbons!   I decided to enter the baking competition again. My mint chocolate cookies are some of my favorites.  Love them still, even though they didn't win.   My pumpkin muffins recipe is delicious.  But I think using a different canned pumpkin changed them a little bit.  No ribbon there.  …

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