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January 17, 2019
Update on the Girls from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm



I wanted to give a little update on my chickens.
 Seeing how I hadn't written that much last year, I didn't include much about the chickens.

 In December I lost five chickens to some unknown wild creature. For the longest time I would always let my chickens out and do what they call free-range, out of their outdoor pen. Well that's how I lost the five chickens, they were out just doing their chicken thing.

So since then I decided I'm just going to keep them locked up in their pen area.  It's winter now ...

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December 11, 2018
Snow Day Continued from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I had too many photos from the snow this weekend to pile it all into one post so this is Snow Day: Part II: Brought to you by Skeet: Who's first order of business is to check in with the local feline supervisor Our chicken yard was transformed: Into an igloo! The cats have taken up refuge With the chickens: And guineas With 12 chickens and 6

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August 18, 2018
$5 Friday: Chicken E2E from Wasatch Quilting

$5 Friday

Fun on the farm is the theme this week! Our local rodeo’s and fairs are in full swing, so naturally I had farm animals on the brain. We saw some AMAZING quilts at the fair this year, and the one that impressed me the most had a chicken theme! I wish I took a picture!

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/chicken-e2e/

 

While were at it, have you seen some of our other fun on the farm designs? Here are some links to them:

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/farm-animals-1-e2e/

https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns.com/shop/product/cow-e2e/

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May 3, 2018
Here's a Peek at My Week from Georgia Girl Quilter

April 23rd - April 30th

Welcome Spring! 

The pecan trees are leafing out in Oklahoma and that means no more freezing weather!  The tulips are blooming at our home in Pennsylvania (where my husband works) and the Azaleas are blooming at our forever home in Oklahoma.








Mom and I planted tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in our storage container garden. The plants receive water from the bottom using PVC pipes and a reservoir system.


I've been wanting to raise bees for several years now and in February I ordered all the needed supplies and the Bees. My bees arrived this week ...

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April 26, 2018
New Friends in the Red Barn from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's springtime which means it's time for new baby chicks! Josh lets his chickens go broody (sometimes you just can't stop them) and also picks up a few chicks from Tractor Supply to replenish our flock.


We always lose a few chickens during the year to wild animal attacks and some girls just decide to stop laying so it's always good bring in new chicks.

Josh and James decided to troll me this year and buy two naked-neck chicks. You can just see the white one right under the light in this picture. Personally I think ...

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April 14, 2018
Button Necklace... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



Over the winter months

I sorted and organized my buttons...





I pulled out the white buttons,

chain, and jump rings...


to create this button necklace...





Lots of FUN!





I added a few charms at the bottom.










This was great FUN and I am planning

my next button project!




This is what is going on in the back yard today:


The tulips are blooming....in the rain





I just adore photographing rain drops










We are still spending lots of time across the river
 at the cow barns.


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April 12, 2018
Fabric Collage Class Student Creations! from Quilted Joy

I had so much fun last month with my Fabric Collage the Laura Heine Way classes! These classes always fill up so quickly, probably because Laura Heine’s creations are just so cute! I thought I’d share some of the critters my students were working on. By the way, I shared most of these photos on Facebook and Instagram during and right after class. If you like these, go ahead and like and follow me on Instagram and Facebook for even more quilty goodness!

This round of classes, the birds were super popular! Here’s Doodle-Doo the Rooster and ...

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April 10, 2018
Chickens, Cats, Fish, Dog, and a Hampster on Top from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Whoa! Josh just brought in a mess of 16 eggs from our girls outside. Looks like I'll be having an omelet for breakfast tomorrow...and lunch...and dinner!


It's a funny split Josh and I have with our crafts. Josh loves to take care of animals. He has three fish tanks, a dog, going on three cats (another one decided to adopt us), around 20 chickens, and one duck.

Oh, and James just added a new hamster named Cinnamon to the mix!


How much do I have to do with all these animals? Honestly, not much. I feed ...

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March 28, 2018
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Ah work.  I truly love being a nurse – at times a shift can be dreadfully stressful, exhausting, seemingly never ending and insurmountable – those shifts are usually worked on the general medical ward!  But being a paediatric nurse is most often lovely.  Caring for children AND their families is just my cup of tea.  Add in a sweet baby and I’m all smiles.

But do I ever want to GO to work? Nope.  Never.  Morning shifts are always so early and last aaaaalllll day.  Nightshifts are largely horrendous.  Not because of the work (usually) but because I simply am not ...

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March 21, 2018
A finished quilt. from Better than I deserve!

 My Christmas present quilt is finished! Jared's family gave me the fabric in the center of the quilt and Carrie's family gave me the gift certificate that bought the rest of the fabric.
Kay quilted it with a barb wire motif . 
Some day Carrie and Sarah will have to draw straws to see who gets it!

I made these aprons for a friends 2 boys,she said they wear them when making cookies and mixing milk for bottle lambs! True farm boys:)
Lucas' big rooster he's a pretty boy!
The heifers all have their babies by their ...

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March 19, 2018
Spring Chickens Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

Spring finally arrives this week, so it is a perfect time to do a spring themed tablescape.  I know most bloggers are doing rabbits right now, but I decided that chickens were the perfect choice for a breakfast table.  Tulips and daffodils and my spring ceramic basket are a good starting point.

Spring Chickens Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Setting the table began with the spring green placemats and my DIY butter yellow chargers.  They are sitting on a table topper I made a few years ago using my Value Play pattern.  The light yellow and spring green go perfect with this table.  I put my thrift ...

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February 26, 2018
Heartfelt Losses/ Endless Gratitudes from With Heart and Hands.....


Goodbye to my sweet Edith, the black and white speckled Wyandotte that was one of the four earliest chicks to take up residence in my ..goodness sakes alive..dining room over a decade ago when she was only a day old. Raised her from dining room to laundry room to the warmth of an early spring only to lose her now as she went into old lady chicken age over the speckled chicken rainbow bridge. Goodbye sweet, sweet Edith.




You join my other loved and lost feathered girls...Orphans and Adoptees...Sophie, Matilda, Penelope, Georgette, Gigi, Pia, Maxine, and Blanche ...

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February 21, 2018
Yearlings and the Cherry Tree... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



Our 30 year old Pie Cherry Tree 

lost a few limbs

in the winter storms...


The tree limbs fell on the board fence,

making easy access for the yearling cattle

to get into the front yard.....eek!






Today is clean up day...

The cherry tree needs a good pruning anyway.







Anytime we work in the front yard,

it becomes a spectator sport for the

yearling cattle...





They find most anything we do...

terribly interesting.






Even the bottle calves come up 

to the fence to check out what's going on...






Those tree limbs fill up the back

of the pick ...

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October 30, 2017
A scrap a day 2............... from Better than I deserve!

 I found this one on Pinterst also. The center squares are denim cut 61/2 in and the cotton squares are 21/2.
 It was easy and went together fast.
 I backed it with a piece that was given to me.
 Scraps and free fabric what could be better:)
 Luke's wild feathered chick!
One of a few roosters he has..........................JMF

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October 3, 2017
Whats Up 10.02.17 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Here it is October, just love this month. Mainly because our anniversary is this month.


Up on the wall is the Vintage Garden and slowly making progress. I can say that it is 2/3 completed as far as the applique is concerned. Starting to come together don't you think.





This one too has been in the making for a long time. Think maybe I started it 10 years ago or so. Seems like I have a lot of projects around here that been in the works for years. Sure feels good getting them finished.



Did some more crocheting ...

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September 29, 2017
Groundhog Expressway from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm


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I need to tell you about how the hen house is again a drive thru 


A couple of years ago I had a groundhog dig a tunnel from the outside of the hen house to an opening inside. They seem to have a love for chicken layer pellets. We were able to set the trap inside the house where the opening was and succeed to trap it. We relocated him and filled the hole.




Hadn't had any problem with them until recently.



Have seen a few around like this on the the back porch




But a little over two ...

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September 13, 2017
Fuzzy Cute Visitor from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Yesterday my sister went out to the hen house to give the girls a treat. I have been keeping them locked up in their yard half the day and will let them go free ranging the rest of the day. 
Well when my sister went out there she had open the main gate to get in the hen yard, when she did she noticed something in the hen house. Being a city girl she didn't know what it was and shut the door to the hen house before she came to get me.



It was a groundhog.....I believe ...

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August 5, 2015
Non-secret sewing! Something for me (or rather, the cat…) from Dimple Stitch

Hurrah! I’ve found something else I can show you which isn’t top secret!

Firstly, a little update on the chickens. The line-up has changed somewhat over recent months, we lost Priscilla (to a tumour) and Betty (fox) within a few weeks of another, which was really upsetting (softie over here shed a few tears…) and meant we were down to just two. It probably would have stayed that way – they were confined to their coop much more often due to fox-paranoia, and I didn’t want to cram more in and overcrowd them. However, a couple of weeks ...

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