Wednesday, August 15, 2012

No More Sock Monsters

Attempting a Pinterest find...each person in the family gets their own small laundry bag for their socks.  When they take off their socks, they put them in their bag. No more hunting for matches and since the boys wear almost the same sized sock, no more arguing about who socks belong to.  Oh and NO MORE SOCK EATING MONSTERS.

Found the bags at Dollar General for $1.25 each.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monkey vs Honey Locust Thorn

Photo: The culprit
The culprit . . . thank goodness for that little spur
on the thorn cause that is what stopped the
entire thorn going into the shoe and foot.
My poor Monkey stepped on a Honey Locust thorn the other day at the big farm.  He was out in the pasture with Kyle, Squirrel and my father-in-law.  They were target shooting and Monkey was walking around and fell to the ground with extreme anguish.  They though he had been bit by a snake at first but then realized the thorn had gone thru the sole of his tennis shoe and into his foot.  They pulled it out and took him back to the house to doctor it.  The poor guy is constantly getting injuries and if something weird or crazy were to happen  . . . he is always our victim.

Photo: My boy's foot! He stepped on a honey locust thorn yesterday that went thru his tennis shoe and into his foot. Looked much worse yesterday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Can you guess which are the fresh farm eggs and which are the store bought?

No filters were used in taking the pics.

I made breakfast burritos for dinner and didn't have enough fresh eggs so I cooked up some store bought eggs separately to see the difference.  Obvious difference.  Look at the color and the richness of the color.  Do you know why?

This is a great pic that I found but make note . . . These eggs are all cage free and all fresh.  The more "naturally" they eat (grass and insects) then the richer or darker color the yolk.  My chickens eat mixed grain, grass and bugs.  I let them out in the mornings and evenings so they can get to grass but we do feed them laying pellets, chicken scratch and we give them a pecking block periodically.

Thanks Nutrition Junky for the pic above.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Good Morning Eastern Oklahoma

Got up this morning to go for my walk and had 2 tag-alongs with me.  Squirrel and Annie decided they wanted to go for a walk too.  It was the first time for both.  They both did well except for when Annie decided to chase EVERY bird she saw.  Poor Squirrel ended up with rope burns behind his knees thanks to Annie and her leash.

Squirrel took this pic of our beautiful sunrise...

Then when we got back home, Squirrel checked for eggs.  We haven't had very many lately due to the 105+ heat. It stresses the chickens out and they just don't lay.  BUT we had a nice storm 3 days ago so I think the chickens considered that as a visit to the spa cause they cranked out some eggs for us.

9 of our 11 chickens layed an egg.  We have only been getting 2-3 a day.

Guess what we had for breakfast...fried eggs.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just a reminder . . .

I also have a "foodie" blog where I post recipes and such.  Some of the posts on that blog are the same as this but only a few.  So go check it out at Ten Thumbs Up.

National Cowboy Museum

Can you guess why we chose to go to the National Cowboy Museum?  Was it the art gallery, firearms, rodeo history, pioneer living or western movies exhibits?  If you guessed all of the above, then you would be correct.  We (Kyle and I) enjoyed it much more than the kids but they did great going thru all the galleries and exhibits.  I think their favorite parts were the rodeo history, western movies exhibit and Prosperity Junction which is a life size western town.  The kids were excited to see stuff on John Wayne since we like to watch his cowboy movies too.

I suggest that if you take children to the museum, have them check out the museum on their website.  They actually have a children's site that gives online tours, songs, games, characters, printables, etc.  Check it out at the Diamond R Ranch.

We spent 3 hrs here and had a great time.  It was the kid's first art museum and I was very proud of them.  They were really interested in the artwork which again surprised me.

We are HUGE readers in our family so seeing this
 great display of children's books in their gift
shop was awesome!


Science Museum Oklahoma

The third museum on our OKC museum tour was the Science Museum Oklahoma.  It is right next to the OKC Zoo.  We considered going to the zoo also but when it is 105 degrees outside, it was a no-brainer to just stay inside the air-conditioned museum.  We actually ended up spending 6 hours at this museum!  But I do not have the pics to show for it because the museum is totally hands-on so I had my camera in my pocket pretty much the entire time.  Since Kyle is an engineer, he was in "hog heaven" with all the physics displays and surprising enough the kids loved them too.

I think our favorite part of Science Museum Oklahoma was the Segway Track.  The kids could not get enough of it and YES they begged to have one when it was all over.  I told them that if they wanted one, they needed to become a mall cop.  Our other favorite part was the planetarium.  We all learned a lot about the Oklahoma night sky.

Other parts we enjoyed were the aircraft display, flight simulator, working train track, huge tree house to climb on, Science Live show, earthquake simulator, magnets and optical illusions.  Speaking of the Science Live show, Kyle was called up to the stage to help to a science experiment.  It was HYSTERICAL cause he does not like doing things like that in front of a LARGE group of people but he endured it.

Playing with magnets

Experimenting with air

Flight simulator

Optical illusion