Friday, April 29, 2011

A royal pain-in-the...

Ready? Because I am going to go there. About the Royal Wedding. I'm glad it's over. There. I said it.  Oh sure, she looked beautiful, yah, he was very royal and handsome (not a toad in sight), and the kiss was very cute and kinda sweet, but all that g*d* hype was just driving me crazy! I am so glad it's over! And I'm especially glad that Camilla didn't embarrass anybody. She looked as regal as... well, as regal as someone like her can look. Right?

Now, can we pulleeeze get on with real things? Like birth certificates, hair pieces and the importance of chickens?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Slow food

Have you guys heard of Slow Food? Basically, it means eating food right out of your garden, or what's grown locally. For the last few years we've had tomatoes, lettuce, beets, and cabbage growing in our garden, you know, the basic summer garden treats. But this winter, on a whim, Mr. R, along with the help of my other 2 guys planted some red potatoes.

We finally harvested some of these wonders, so I would like to share some pics with you. Straight from garden to plate!

It just doesn't get any fresher than this!

Add some peppers, onions, garlic, a little salt and pepper, that's it!

Breakfast is served! Spinach & mushroom frittata, and super fresh, delish potatoes. Yum!

Here in Laguna, most of us don't even have backyards. We are packed in tightly, with most of the focus on our incredible views. So, I hope you don't mind me gloating over my little suburban farm just a bit. Don't hate me because of my beautiful potatoes!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Ah, life on the farm... I am happy to report that the baby chicks are doing just fine. They have already grown some, they are curious, and still cute as can be.

We started building the coop on  Saturday using mostly reclaimed wood that was stored under the house. It's not fancy, but it's sturdy, and I think the chicks will be happy there. I tell you, if there's an earthquake, that's where you'll find me. It's solid.

Using power tools made this project a lot more fun for the boys.

The coop is nearly done, but we still need to add roofing, a window and the run. They won't move into their new house for a few more weeks at least.

Ok, I'll try not to bore you with too many chick pics, but no promises. Talk about a mother hen! But hey, aren't they the cutest?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cute alert!

I am seriously bursting at the seams. I have been dreaming about this day for so long now, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. This obsession has been literally going on for years. So, what's all the fuss about?

Did you guess? It's chickens!

Oh, those cute, little, baby chicks.

Those, sweet, adorable, fluffy, future egg-laying baby chicks!
Here they are figuring out where the food is...

Here they are being oh, so adorable...

After such a big day, the sleepy chicks are ready for nap-time.

Good-night chicks!

Mr. R and the boys are building a coop tomorrow.