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The Summertime Shuffle.

07/14

It’s summer time, and I’m supposed to have all this free time to blog, and create, and make things, and garden, and other stuff. Well, some of those things are getting done, while others….I’ve been putting off. Like writing new posts here {Hangs head in shame}. I do love you, my sweet readers! And I’m terrible sorry for not updating more often this summer!

I’ve been so busy living life, that I’ve often forgotten to share what’s been going on with you here. I guess that’s good in a way, because I’m livin’ it up this summer=).

So, here is a quick update on our life here on Brown Acre:

We’ve got chicks! I had two broody hens who hatched three eggs together! They are fluffy and so cute to watch. The mommas are pretty protective! I’ve set them up in the “maternity ward” within the coop to protect the wee ones from the other hens.
So far, so good.

My sister flew in from CO to surprise my parents and I got to pick her (and her cute boys) up from the airport! She is in for two weeks, which is so stink’ awesome. We’ve already had so much fun together and I’m so excited for the rest of her visit here. I love it when she comes to visit.

I’ve been updating my etsy shop and adding some new items! This takes a while, so I’m trying to get a little done each day. From taking the photos, editing the lighting, posting and advertising the items, this process is kinda long! But because the little local shop I was in closed down, I’m determined to become a better etsy seller. I’m also looking into other co-ops to sell in, so if you know of a great one, just let me know! Send me an email, or comment at the end of this post.

My little sister and I went to an Arts and Music Festival at Heston Farms this past weekend. We saw some friends play in their band and shopped at the vendors set up around the grounds. Kole had a great time in the bouncy houses too=).

 

The garden is KICKIN’! We’ve got beans, green tomatoes, peppers, and squash (if I could keep the chickens from eating them!). Oh, and TONS of flowers! I will always plant flowers in my veggie garden. Not only do they look pretty, but they bring pollinators to my garden! Win Win.

My sisters and I threw a surprise party for my mother yesterday. It was a milestone number (don’t worry Mom, I won’t disclose the number). There was a lot of planning and organizing (last minute, because that’s how I roll) that went into making this party awesome, and it was AWESOME! We had around 70 people there, from church friends to neighbors to family. Everyone had a great time and I think Mom was genuinely surprised and blessed by the whole shin dig. We do love her=).

So, as you can see, we’ve had a pretty busy life around here! But it is all so FUN and I’m so thankful for each and every part.

Thanks for reading. You guys are awesome!



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