Items For Sale…

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun on May 8, 2013

My son has been going through his books and games and has a few items to sell if anyone is interested.

We have books 1-12 of the Sugar Creek Gang books, originally $60.00 – Excellent condition. They are intended for 7-12 year old boys. $30.00 takes them all.

The Sugar Creek Gang

The Sugar Creek Gang

  1. The Swamp Robber
  2. The Killer Bear
  3. The Winter Rescue
  4. The Lost Campers
  5. The Chicago Adventure
  6. The Secret Hideout
  7. The Mystery Cave
  8. Palm Tree Manhunt
  9. One Stormy Day
  10. The Mystery Thief
  11. Teacher Trouble
  12. Screams in the Night
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Our backyard Chickens

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Posted by Annie in Activities, Family Fun, Organic on February 26, 2013

Yesterday, my hubby and I bought 12 chickens — and to tell you the truth, Shawn was not all that excited about it.  We got the chicken coop all set up, it’s already falling apart.  We got it a TSC for $99.  It’s not well made.  But we can fix it.

Chickens

We picked up a plastic feeder and waterer — I should have bought the metal ones.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  And we got some pine shavings.  All they had at TSC was medicated chick starter, so we decided against it and went organic.  They had organic starter at Sonora Feed Store but it wasn’t cheap.

The birds are all settled in.  We’ve had fun trying to keep them warm through the night.  It’s still getting down in the low 30’s.  We’ve got a red heat lamp inside and some heavy blankets on the outside of the coop.  That seems to do the trick.

I’ve been monitoring them, if they’re huddled tight together under the light it’s too cold.  If they are panting and looking for the air conditioning, it’s too warm.  It’s hardest for me, because I want to watch them and I can’t while keeping them warm at the same time.  They are just so darned cute!

I feel really good about having the chickens.  I may not be able to grow a garden up on this mountain, but I can raise chickens for eggs and meat — well at least I think I can.  Time will tell.

I’ll be talking about our chicken adventures from time to time.  I look forward to hearing from you, too.  Does anyone have backyard chickens?

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Kittens Free to Good Home

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun on June 18, 2012

Russian Blue (part) Kittens free to good homes.

I have 3 kittens – Part Russian Blue, very loving, 2 black and 1 gray. They will be 8 weeks old July 1 and looking for new homes. If anyone wants the mother, I think I’m going to find her a new home too. She is a wonderful cat, but she’s mean to our dogs, since the kittens came. I’m hoping she goes back to normal but it’s not looking good. She’s a great mom.

I wish I could keep them all but with two dogs and five cats, that is out of the question.  Kittens can be viewed at: See Kittens

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