Thursday, August 29, 2013

This Week I have Learned

This week I have learned to look at the definition of commitment differently.  I thought that a committed. long-term,  monogamous relationship between two people would be when these two people love and care about each other,  share secrets and personal information together, make it known  they are together, make plans and goals together and peruse these plans and goals together,  support each other emotionally, be proud of each other and not be ashamed to seen in public with each other, be romantically faithful  both physically and emotionally,  and accept and love each other’s families at his or her own.   To me, this is not the same as marriage.  In marriage, the couple would share the same home, bed, income and expenses, have a legal marriage certificate --- in the eyes of the church and the public, and be responsible for each other’s debts.  What I found out this week is that a couple is only in a relationship  when both of them are ready for that relationship to go public on Facebook and withstand all comments, positive and negative.  If  both parties of the relationship are not ready to go public on Facebook, then they may not  be in a committed, long-term, monogamous,relationship between two people. LOL What do you think? 

Blessings to you and yours!  Dawnie

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cute Overload with Odds and Ends

It is so fun to see the different color and shape of our chicken eggs.  I am displaying 3 eggs in the photo.  We gathered them in the last couple of days from one breed of chickens - the Easter Egger hens we raised.  The hens are the same age, but like humans they grow and mature at different rates.  The egg in the middle is the normal egg size. 
I thought I would give you a couple of visuals for the week.  This morning the hens ate a treat of meal worms.
My cute visual for the week is our little boy, Yang.  He is so darn cute. 
He is missing some teeth, so his tongue hangs out most of the time.  LOL

Cute Overload!
Blessings to you and yours!  Dawnie

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Benifit for Bldg 8 Families

Some of the families at Southlake Village lost all of their possessions and had to move from his or her home due to a stand off with a criminal.   The criminal hid from police in an apartment of a resident he knew.  After 32 hours of stand off with the police, he lost his life.  On Sunday, six bands played to help raise money in support of these families.  The following pictures are from the event.  Thank you for viewing my blog.  If you wish to support the families, I will see that you have an address if you contact me.  Blessings to you and yours!  Dawnie

Canning Decor

I didn't can or put up food for a few years.  When I get back into the swing of it, things have changed.  The decorated bands and lids are no more----for the most part.  Some are still out there, but they are always on back order or sold out.  I can decorate my own, but I prefer to purchase them already done.  I have made the pretty little bonnet type covers in the past.  You probably remember the type since they were so popular in the 80's.  They were circles of fabric with the lace around the edge and elastic in a smaller circle inside of the large circle so it would fit around the bottom of the head of the jar.  Of course, there had to be a bow.  I wanted something different this year.  I played around a little and came up with the following ideas.  I am sure you can come up with much better ideas.
Rose buttons on rat tail satin ribbon.
Hello Kitty fabric cover with bakers twine bow.
I took an idea from Julie Marie
( and used ripped fabric ties. 
 Fancy Ribbon.
Hand spun wool tie.
Beads of fruit slices strung on thin cotton yarn.

Apple slice beads strung on thin cotton yarn.

More ideas to come............................Blessings to all!  Dawnie

Have You Ever.............

Have you ever experienced the following problem?
Almost daily I am left with one egg in the hen house that has a hole in it.  I thought there may be a nail somewhere, but there isn't anything causing this unless one of the hens is using her beak.  The egg isn't always in the same nest either.   As you see, the egg is not eaten, just poked on one end.  Have you ever experienced this and if so, what was your cause and outcome?

Blessings to you and yours!  Dawnie