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breakfastThis simple little breakfast casserole has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with.  I’ve often been asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share it with you in the hope that you’ll feel the same way!

Anytime we have company staying with us or with any family vacation, this casserole is a must.  It’s fantastic because you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning you just pop it in the oven at 350 degrees and in about 45 minutes you have a delicious, hot casserole. Read more….


String art
This is very exciting for me!  I get to share a craft post with my granddaughter, Megan and grandson, Adam in it!  As I’ve shared before they live on the west coast and we live on the east, so we just don’t get to spend nearly as much time as we would like with them!

I’ve tried to come up with ways to include them more in my writing and I came up with the idea of mailing supplies to them to make a specific craft.  So I mailed them Read more….


My Backyard Chickens

196 chickens in the yard

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Missouri and am a country girl at heart.  I suppose that is part of the reason I wanted to have chickens in my own backyard.  It may seem strange to some, but it is a comforting feeling to me when I drive by fields with animals; horses, cows, sheep, chickens…it really doesn’t matter what kind!   Growing up, our family never had a true farm, but we did have horses, dogs,  banty chickens and even raised rabbits for a time.   Bantys are a small breed of chicken and the chicks are very small.  I can remember feeling devastated as a child when I found one drowned in a mud puddle!

When we made the decision that it was time to get our own chickens Mike began drawing plans for a super chicken coop.  He designed and built it from the ground up.  Just another reason why he is my hero!  We used old wooden read more….