Archive for January, 2014

Recipe Function

Posted January 16, 2014 By Suzanne Holland


I am in the kitchen all the time—- No I am not a binge eater, I have a Husband who is diabetic-6’1″-very active-and loves to eat……..and I have four kids ranging in ages from 8 to 18.

       Oh.  And I love to cook.   My husband loves to cook and so do my kids.

I am really enjoying teaching my kids all the things my mom taught me.

My mom was a great cook.  She even won a national contest for one of her bread recipes. FREE SAMPLES

For weeks now, I have been trying to find the perfect recipe function for my website so I can share all of the recipes I use on a regular basis that my family  love.  It has been so frustrating.  In fact,  this whole website setting up process has been a test.  I hope I am passing.  The only “P” word I think of right now that applies to me is perseverance.

Anyway, I have finally found a wonderful,  easy to use recipe function that allows me to add my recipes to my website with photographs And then allows you to print them if you wish or save them.

I hope you will stop by often as I try to add a few each day.

Right now I have Butter Milk Biscuits, Ginger Bread Cookies, and I am baking King Cakes today {because I am from Louisiana}. So I will have that one on by days end.



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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Posted January 13, 2014 By Suzanne Holland

My husband left yesterday for a two week business trip in Naperville, IL just

outside Chicago.  I will be a single mom to four during that time and my two little girls woke

up sick this morning. Not the thing you want tell a doting Dad and Husband when he calls at the crack of dawn

to wake everyone for school and say  “I love you”.   But we will be off to see our dear friend,

who is also our Dr. this afternoon and everything will be fine.

Best Buy Co, Inc.

Now if we could make the two weeks go super fast.

The last time my husband went out of town on business he spent his free time hunting shops

out that had cute chicken stuff and beautiful wool yarn.

He came back with the most wonderful things.   He has great taste.  He always buys something

pretty for me to wear and then something for the kitchen and of course the kids get super cool stuff too!

But do you know what he brings home that I love the best?


My Sweet

My Chris

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d’Uccle Update

Posted January 9, 2014 By Suzanne Holland

We’ll the “Girls” are doing Great!

They are  3 days into their hatching (they went broody in the same egg box at different times over a week time span)

Strange I know— but it looks like these Gals are in it for the long haul.

Now that is what I call “Farm Girl Sister Hood”

and I think they should be our mascots.

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Here are some updated photographs.  I added a nursery to see if they

would take to it and they did.  They moved the chicks over and put one mom

in charge.  She actually has 5 or 6 more under her wings taking a nap.

The other moms come out in turn to take breaks for food, water and bathroom,

but then straight back.

The chicks are sooooo cute!   Thankfully the weather is warming back up

and they will be able to go back out real soon.

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It Takes A Village–Even If Your A Chicken

Posted January 8, 2014 By Suzanne Holland

Well the freeze down here in the south has taken all of us to task.  We are really cold.

This is the coldest it has been in over 100 years.  My husband left the outside faucets dripping which is the

common thing to do during cold weather snaps here.  Imagine my husbands surprise when he

found an upside down icicle come morning. What a hoot.

Well the cold weather did not stop my little mommas. They huddled together through the night


and yesterday morning I heard the first sweet “tweet, tweet, tweet”

I don’t know if you have ever had the privilege to see a newly hatched mille fleur d’Uccle chick, but

they are so cute.  They remind me of fuzzy pop corn. Much smaller than standard size chicks (the eggs are about 1/4 – 1/3

the size). They are very active and bouncy.  They come with feathers already on their feet.

So my husband left out right behind the kids getting on the bus and he was not privy to all the excitement.

All the mommas are in one egg box believe it or not and

that egg box is a  nice big portable egg box that I had for one of my standards.

So I moved the girls and the babies inside.

…….and when I say inside, I mean into my nice big 1940′s style bathroom where they can be cozy

and messes are easy to clean up.

(My husband was not thrilled about this arrangement–Oh well–Moms do what they have to do)

I am just so amazed at how well these six hens work together all crammed into this egg box.

They actually have a system going.  One hen is  watching for pips and as the egg progresses she rolls it over to the next.

All the chicks hatched so far have been helped out by the same hen and cleaned up by the another hen.  All of the chicks are

now under the supervision of the two hens on the far left of the box.

The hens are very sweet and gentle.  They will let you pick the chicks up and they themselves like being petted.

If you put a chick down on the wrong side of the box. within minutes they have maneuvered him to where

he should be. back on the left side.

It takes a village  even if you are a chicken!

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