Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
One of the biggest perks of warmer weather is not having to deal with frozen water hoses and hauling water! Loki says Hi to Smalls...
This Americana hen has almost abdicated from the hen house entirely...I barely have to feed the North 40 chickens anymore, all they want to eat is pig chow!
and of course Loki feels the need to be in on everything lol! Since we had new babies in the nursery, we moved out everyone except Legacy and her 2 new babies, Dora stayed to keep Leg company, and we moved Lola out so we could wean her other baby, Rolo...which means we weaned Loki too, so now he lives with the goats and eats goat food, thank goodness!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
March 2014 is in the books! Simple layout with patterned paper, washi tape, stamps and some green bling for St. Paddy's Day!
Love how this pic of Maya climbing the stairs at the Maya exhibit at the museum turned out! We had such a fun day laughing about all the things the "Maya" do!
More washi tape, rubber stamps and of course my beloved Victorian ephemera scraps! Heidi Swapp arrow and dictionary quote 'blessed', for the great food and companionship we share! I journaled on a piece of vintage book paper, and fringed the bottom of the page with my new Martha Stewart shredding scissors-they shred like a boss!
And just because he's a darn nice barn cat, a layout of Chicken George...washi tape, ephemera and a very funny & true quote!
The March divider page with extra photos, tickets from events, etc. I added an ephemera rabbit and a pressed shamrock with a vintage dictionary description to fancy up the page a little...
and the reverse side has the Farmers Almanac for March and some washi tape. Can't wait to scrap April! Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
So, I saw these beeswax and cloth leftover wraps somewhere, and decided to try them out-I bought a couple of pieces of 100% cotton remnants-if you're a sewer, you might have some cotton scraps on hand to use- and 2 small blocks of beeswax...
I would have bought the pre-grated beeswax if I'd been able to find any, but I have a friendly Giant who grated the blocks for me!
I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper so I wouldn't have to scrape any spilled/melted beeswax off the sheet. Then I just sprinkled the beeswax fairly evenly on the cloth and put it in the oven on low, which is 170 degrees in my oven.
and put it back in the oven until it melted again, then used the scraper to even out the wax. PS, your house smells fabulous while you're making them, too!
You can tell when you've got the right amount of wax-the beeswax folds without any wax flaking off and molds around whatever you're covering.
If it's cold in your house and the beeswax is stiff, just hold your hands around the edge of the dish; the heat from your hands will mold the cover.
I wrapped up some cookies for Giant in one of the squares-he forgot them in his truck for 3 or 4 days, and said the cookies were still totally fresh when he ate them.
They're also washable-just use warm water and your amazing smelling, all-natural, good for your family, good for the earth Thieves Cleaner and rinse with warm water...
and lay flat to dry! I am really loving using these! I'm not a big fan of plastic touching my food, they're inexpensive and easy to make-it cost less to make these than 1 box of Saran Wrap from the walmarts, and they're completely sustainable, yay!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We introduced him to the pigs, which he was afraid of at first-it's funny, the pigs are cool with all the other animals...
Springtime in the Rockies means snow, and we've had several good snow showers this spring-hoping it brings lots and lots of May flowers!
When the snowdrifts melt, there are always new discoveries to find-like these Muck boots I looked for all winter lol!