Monday, August 17, 2009

Homestead Blessings

We have bought videos in the past from Franklin Springs Media and our family just absorbs them. I am so excited to see the new DVD set called Homestead Blessings by the West Ladies. I think this collection will be treasured by my three girls as they get older. So this is going on our list as a "must have"!!! You can visit Franklin Springs by clicking here.

There are also trailers to watch, they just ooze with joy and I found an adorable video of them on youtube called...."Greenbeans in the Garden".

Here is an excerpt from the site:

The Complete Homestead Blessings Collection - Hosted by the West Ladies
The West ladies are back - Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe - in an exciting new six DVD instructional series. Homestead Blessings is a fun-filled collection of homemaking skills presented in an educational and entertaining six DVD set. The southern hospitality of the West ladies will welcome you into this unique series that is encouraging to ladies of all ages and teaches valuable skills that can be applied to many homemaking endeavors. The six DVD set includes instruction in bread making, candle making, soap making, canning, gardening, and herbs. This series will provide helpful tips in each of these six wonderful arts.

Let me know if you already own these videos and how you like them!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chicken Coop

Until recently we have always used a dog house for a chicken coop, mainly this method came about because we originally lived in town and it was just cheap, quick, and easy.

Well it was a great blessing recently when I saw a chicken coop with nesting boxes for FREE on craigslist. We couldn't believe it! Tonite we connected our fence to the house so our chickens can be somewhat contained.....we have such a wide area that i believe my girlies are laying in the woods.......and our neighbors have chickens and ducks so my swedish drake wanders over there and I want to enjoy him!!! So now we can have all our critters corraled!!!

We got some straw in there for them and before winter I want to put a fesh coat of paint on the coop......this old coop was junk to someone else but for sure a treasure to us!!!