Thursday, July 14, 2016

My 50th post, and the blog is a year old!

     So, this is my 50th post! Just think, I have written on this blog 50 times over the course of a year. Wow! This Blog has been around for a year! I started my youtube channel last night, which is very exciting, and here is the video:
     Yes, I did make a mini birthday cake for you guys to see. It was delicious :) I was also allowed to read the Evil Guest Post my sister wrote, and this is my celebratory post for, thanks to all of you,  reaching... over 2,000 page views over the course of a year! I will now tell you all the countries that I receive page views from and how many I have gotten (all time history)

United States
1843
Russia
127
France
30
Poland
30
Germany
13
Romania
8
Italy
6
Ireland
5
United Kingdom
3
Mexico
3


     Well, that is an awful lot of page views and countries, right? Right. I am very happy to have kept on blogging for this long, and for blogging to sprout so many new business opportunities, such as my my youtube channel, and my etsy store. If you would like to check those places out, that is a great help to me. Especially if you want to subscribe or buy something from my etsy store... But no pressure. I am hoping to come out with some new things on the etsy store, eventually including hatching eggs for those of you who want descendants of my chickens, ducks, or quail if that makes you feel special. Okay, I won't get carried away XD
Thank you guys for stopping by! Please leave a comment if you feel urged to, and come back soon!
Bye!
-Amelia

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, Youtube Channel!

     I uploaded my first video! You are not able to see it yet, but you should be able to tomorrow. I will put it on the blog tomorrow if all goes according to plan.
The little Birthday Cake for the Blog and Youtube Channel!

                                                                                

The quail laid another beautiful egg!

    Ahh, I love the quail. They are so much easier, quieter, less messy, than any of our other pets. Except the fish. But, they are adorable and give us eggs!

3 More To Go!

Well, I have three posts to go now, well two, kind of... I have less posts to write than when I started!
Yay! I am going to go see if the quail have laid any eggs today.
I will write another blog post when they do.

If they do.

More beach pictures!

Sunrise.
Waxing the board.
Looking for sand crabs.


Quail Eggs

Here are our first quail eggs!


All our types of eggs!

Beach Pictures!

Preparing to surf.

Thea catching a wave.

"Wild" ponies. Not very wild looking to me :)

Trying to Write 7 Posts Before Tomorrow...

Hi guys, as you probably have heard, tomorrow is my one year blog anniversary. I read that on my evil twin sister's post, although that was as far as I got before she distracted me with another scheme of raising our roosters for meat, which got into a very heated argument which ended in us eating hash browns from the garden potatoes. I have want to write seven posts, including this one, today so I can write my 50th post tomorrow, on the actual anniversary. I will hopefully not have to do very many lengthy ones, mostly just picture posts, which should be fun. I am trying to see if I can make a one year anniversary cupcake and decorate for tomorrow. We shall see. So, if you want to stay tuned, I will be writing A LOT of posts today. Grab a cup of tea, or coffee, or hot cocoa, whatever you want, and join me as I try to write/post like crazy! See you tomorrow!
-Amelia

Evil Guest Post

Bonjour, merveilleux lecteurs, votre grand-mere cuit mauvais biscuits (*)! Before we discuss anything else, I must ask a question.

Don't you love this font?!? I feel all Lois Lane.
I wonder why Amelia doesn't use it more often...

As you've probably guessed, I am not your usual, very lovely Amelia. I am, in fact, her evil twin. Seeing as Amelia is quite a kind person, I must be quite evil. Indeed. I like moonlit walks on the beach, watching Despicable Me for tips, and puppies...

It's actually been (almost) a year since our good, fair Amelia wrote the first syllabub (Princess Bride, anyone?) of this blog. And it's been quite a year. However, seeing as she doesn't exactly know what I'm doing right now (mwa ha ha ha... EVIL!) I've developed an IDEA. Only, I call it scheme or plot http://evilspeculator.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/my_evil_plan-1000x563.jpg

Evil Plan #376 

Tomorrow is the One Year Anniversary of the blog. We should do something a bit special. I mean, all of us appreciate Amelia's Menagerie, right? Right. (On penalty of terrible, sister-wrought doom:)

I've been conducting some back-breaking research (i.e. glancing somewhere on this page) and realized that this blog has almost 2,000 views. Why not get it past that goal? 

We won't tell her about it until she notices it for herself. I will try not to let her view the blog until then, while you, my dear, temporarily scheming, readers, alert your friends to the wonderful world that is Amelia's Menagerie. I assume she will write a celebratory post (she's only been hinting at this for the past several days), and when that happens, please leave comments congratulating her. 

To make it properly sneaky (because this is starting to sound suspiciously nice), if we succeed in making it past 2,000, and people leave comments, I'll write another EVIL GUEST POST outlining my world domination plan (Evil Plan #259). Or I will spare you that fate, depending on whether you appreciate this one or not.

Muchas Evil Gracias,

Anthea


*I, evil genius that I am, used Google Translate for this. Evil apologies to any French people whose grandmothers I just roundly dissed. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Back... After More Than a Month, I Know, But Back!

     And I am tired, tan, and a bit teary. Okay, first two things have nothing to do with the third thing. We went on a week long camping trip to Ocracoke Island, which caused most of the tired, and all of the tan. We got back at midnight last night after being in our clunky old RV for the whole trip. While we were at Ocracoke, we learned to surf! And do many other things, which for me consisted of getting a cactus stuck in my foot (which hurt like crazy!) and getting pinched by two crabs (also very painful!). I had tons of fun, and will try and catch you guys up more on that trip at some point. The teary part is because I watched two of The Hunger Games movies, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but I got very emotional after watching the last one, as the ending was probably the best ending I have ever seen in any movie. I don't know quite why I cried, I just know I did, and I cried A LOT! I have watched it twice, and it has the same effect even the second time. Okay, okay, I know you all are simply DYING to know what has been going on with the menagerie, so here it is: 
The quail have started laying,
We have a new broody hen,
Nutmeg has a friend called Chia,
The rats are GREAT!
Katie is growing,
Zoe is feeling the summer heat,
The garden is booming,
The fish are great,
The frog passed away :(
And that sums that up! 
Other things that have been going on in my life would be that I am doing horseback weekly now, and I am able to ride real horses now, not just the ponies, which is very exciting. I have started a youtube channel! I have been wanting to do this for a while, and now I have the name reserved, Amelia's
Menagerie, because I love you guys. I do not have any videos up quite yet, but I will soon. Here is the channel. My biggest issue is that I have no idea how to edit anything right now, so the first videos might not be super pretty, but you will get to see a lot more that goes on around here. I hope to do vlog style videos anyways, so we should not need to edit too much :). Please subscribe, it will really help me get started and have my videos show up more when people search for related content to mine. I have found an awesome new blogger! Well, she found me, and we are going to start writing back and forth through  the mail. Here is her blog. I am going to try and write weekly, if not more often, on the blog. I have been kind of bad about that lately, but I am getting back into the groove. I will be back! Bye!
-Amelia