Thursday, May 12, 2016

I'm Back

    Hi guys, I know I haven't posted in a while, but we had some, well, technical difficulties with our computer. Well, er, both of them. They both broke down in the same week. They were easy to fix, except then the other one broke down again. We took it to the shop, again, they were able to turn it on, and it kind of sort of caught on fire. So, not really my fault I haven't posted in a while. Quite surprisingly, the computer that caught on fire is home and all fixed up, thanks to some awesome computer repair people. Anyways, seriously a lot of stuff has been going on. A LOT. First of all we, had chicks hatch. Seven chicks, under Frisky.
Aren't they cute? Raising chicks is so much easier with a hen, and if I ever hatch my own chicks or quail again, I am using one. I only have a name for the definite female, and it is Penelope. Frisky is being a great mom, finding food and grubs for her babies. They turned one week old today. I have also been gardening like crazy, so the chicks get all the nice grubs I find. The garden is going very well, we have planted
lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, beans, squash, cantaloupe, honeydew, the list goes on. We have also started more lettuce, more tomatoes, peppers, and okra. I will be planting watermelons and more cantaloupe and honeydew today.            Ferris, the quail, is doing well, I am working on his coop today. I hope to get him two quail hens at some point so he won't be lonely.  He loves coming outside with me while I work on the garden or do school, and takes many dust baths. His favorite food is ant, I think he likes them like potato chips. You can't just stop at one, and there is a very abundant supply of ants at our house, so we don't mind. I am making his coop able to sleep 5 quail and his run will have plenty of space to let them run around. I know this is off topic, but I made an awesome chocolate cake for our friend's birthday, complete with white chocolate roses. This turned out beautifully, and tasted great! Do you like the roses? I made them out of white chocolate, which was
 surprisingly easy. I love baking, although it is much harder now that I am gluten free and sugar free most of the time, so this was a fun opportunity to bake a cake. I have been making more lotions and other beauty products which will be on the etsy shop in a few days. I am hoping to sell more lotions, as well as some art work on the shop, as I have been neglecting to re stock and add new things. I got my first review of one of my products, and it was 5 stars, so I am very happy about that. Once I get my sewing machine fixed, I will be making things for people, like scarves, bibs, burp cloths for babies, and many other things, so if you have a request, I can try and make it. I will have a spa kit coming out soon, with bath salts, lotions, scrubs, body butters, bath bombs, and many other things, all in one basket. I have been busy with school lately, and am almost done for the summer. Next year, I am probably skipping 9th grade and going into 10th at our local homeschool co-op, as I have a good opportunity to start community college earlier that way. I want to go to a normal community  college and possibly a cooking community college nearby. Katie, our new puppy, is doing very well, and is growing like crazy. As in, she is actually over twice her weight from when we got her. She is still very cute, though, and she and Zoe get along very well now, although the Zo-monster needs a break every once in a while. The Heritage Ball was awesome this year! I will have pictures very soon, they are on Thea's camera, not the family one I use for my blog. Well, that sums up MOST of the stuff that has been happening lately, but I will give you a blog post about the rest soon.



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  1. To get into the community college what matters is your age more than your grade just so you know! You could probably get in if you got reference letters from a few people even just saying you're in the ninth grade! That's what Kira did!

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    1. We know, Dad has looked in to it, thanks for the advice, though, Dad just found out it would be slightly easier if I am already hoping to go early.

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