Monday, July 18, 2011

Missing in Action...

It seems like forever since I posted anything here! Summer is always so busy and add in overtime at work, it seems like I can never get into my craft room and play!

I was busy getting ready for a yard sale we held Saturday the 16th. My friend Heather was having a yard sale and she and another friend of ours all went in together for the sale. She lives in town, so foot traffic for a yard sale is much better than our country home!
I did not have too much to sell, but any chance to get rid of some clutter is a good thing, so I gathered around the house, what I could, to sell. I decided to sell some old purses I never use. I was going through the pockets of the purses and found a wad of bills. Turns out my "find" was more than I made at the sale, selling my junk! So it was a successful sale after all!

My sister Sally and her hubby are avid Giants fans and have season tickets and go to almost every home game. Sometimes they can't make a game due to other commitments so on Sunday Aug 10th my son Henry and I got to go! It was Buster Posey Bobble head day and the game was sold out, so it was crowded and the lines started forming early. We go to the game 3 hours early and there were already long lines! But we got in and got our Bobble heads, some food and sat down to enjoy the game and the Giants won! This was Henry's first major league game and he had a great time.

I did get to meet up with my friend Narda and wander through the Rohnert Park Farmers Market one Friday evening. She shared with me some fresh black berries and a cobbler recipe.

I made the Berry Cobbler from a recipe from cooks.com that Narda delivered with the berries. I doubled the recipe for my house as my boys all love cobbler. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream it was yummy! And it was so nice to spend time with a friend!

I have lived on our ranch here in Sonoma Cty for over 30 years and have always wanted to raise chickens for fresh eggs. But time and everything else always seemed to get in the way.
My son Daniel decided he wanted fresh eggs so he built a chicken coop, and he used all recycled materials where he could, or milled the lumber he needed and built a coop for these little girls below.

We went to Western Farm Center and picked out 10 little chicks. We bought 5 Red Sex Link (yellow chicks) and 5 Ameraucana (mottled brown chicks). We will have both brown eggs and blue green eggs.
We have had them now about 6 weeks and they have moved into their new home. But still remain inside the coop, they have to be a bit bigger to be safe outside. I can't wait to have our own farm fresh eggs!

Yesterday was our local Volunteer fireman's annual BBQ and we went to enjoy the food, the music and fun.

It was a perfect day for the BBQ, not too hot and no fog in the afternoon. If it had been warmer though, the beer sales might have been better!

I have another family reunion coming up this weekend for my hubby's side of the family. And I hope to finish the scrapbook page I have been working on and post it this week.
But the Sonoma County Fair is coming and I need to get all my entries in this week! And school is only a few weeks away! My baby enters High School this year!
Where does the time go?


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  1. Berta you may have been MIA, but this post is like 4 in one! The chicks are cute as can be! Farm fresh eggs will be wonderful.
    I bet Henry loved going to the Giants' game, it's such a great ballpark! And a Posey bobblehead...score!
    I'm glad you made the cobbler. The berries were black raspberries, so a bit different.
    Good luck with your fair entries!

  2. You got a Posey bobblehead...so jealous. That would have been fun.

    And your little chicks are cute! Can't wait to see photos of the eggs.

  3. What a lovely post! All the great classic things you've been doing this summer. Big smile here.

    We had a chicken coop going last year and it was really great getting the fresh eggs - they are so rich and good. But then somehow a raccoon got in and killed them all - drat! It was depressing and we haven't re-populated the coop yet. But now you've inspired me to put it on DH's honey-do list for August - thanks, Berta!

    And thanks to you and Narda for sharing the cobbler recipe - that's now on this weekend's to do list!!!


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