Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Attitude

> One year ago I planned to have a home business to supplement my regular job. I have a career and I love it but I need a creative outlet. My big plan was to have Dragonfly Farms up and running LAST January. Well life happened and Dragonfly was put on the back burner. I am finally feeling like myself again and am ready to work on Dragonfly. My chickens are laying up a storm. I love my micro farm. This is a part of my life that I have come to treasure.

My mother grew up on a farm and I grew up in the city. I have actual farm roots. I love my grandmother beyond words. I love that I am becoming her. I have decided that my sense of style is ELEGANT COUNTRY. I am a cross between my Granny, Aunt Bea, Olivia Walton and Caroline Ingalls. It sounds boring but it is total bliss for me.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Proud Mama

I got my first egg. I am one proud chicken mama.

Get it together Fluffy

We are finally home from our vaca. I must say it was FABULOUS!!!! At home it was 99 and in the mountains a cool 74. I will take the cooler weather any day. My mothers flowers were gorgeous while at home mine were a nice shade of khaki. It is going to be in the 100's for the next 7-10 days. I have some issues with this. My girls aka as the chickens are not loving that. My garden and herbs are wilting fast and my plants are going down for the count. I have no clue what our utility bill is but that is hubby's concern. Poor man. Basically it is HOT!!!!

I have spent most of the summer working things out in my mind concerning Dragonfly Farms. Now that I know the direction I want to go I am getting just a little excited. I will not start till after the first of the year. I am going to spend the fall gathering inventory. I am also going to sew all fall. Dragonfly Farms will be up and running soon. Let's see how busy I can make myself. Full time job and full time farm girl.

I have been working a lot on my library. I love my library. I love love love books. Trying to get the library organized the way I want {hit a brick wall on that}and working on DF I have been a little scattered brain. Once school starts and I get into a groove I am sure I will not feel like I am keeping 15 balls in the air. I basically have 3 weeks till school begins. I am hoping that I can have the library closed for the first week. I have a few more responsibilities added to my plate and I just want to make sure I do not drop any.

It will be a hot day today so I should get my day rolling. I am off to clean Maison de Poule. YUCK!!! Have a great day my little chickies.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


We are off to the mountains. When I get back you can hear all about Dragonfly Farms. Have a good week or so and we will chat in 10 days ~~~ if I come back though. :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Books and leather

So much has happened since the demise of my computer. The computer is toast but I have a spare to use for a bit while I shop for a new one. The kids have been at various camps. My most wonderful son is gone for 2 weeks which is a mixed blessing. He needs to spread his wings but it is so so so so hard on me. Lovely daughter is home but not home. She sleeps here but is so busy I never see her during the day. Our summer is flying by.

I have not worked outside of the house for 15 years. For our family, it was important that I stay home with the kids. We sacrificed a lot by only having one paycheck to live on but it was totally worth the sacrifice. My kids are secure and happy. Now saying that, there is no way I believe that my way is the only way for happy healthy kids but it worked for my family. After 15 years, I am going back to work. I will be the librarian at the elementary school. I have sat on my degree for awhile and it is time to do something with this. I am beyond excited. I adore books so much. I love childrens literature. Next week I am off to the library to make it my own. I love the smell of books. I wish I could have lots of leather furniture in there but that would be ridiculous. I think I will make a library at home so I can have my leather smells. As this progresses I will keep you informed.

The chickens are growing so big. No eggs yet. I am thinking around the middle of August. I am also working on a little side business. I have the name but not exactly sure the direction I want to go. Dragonfly Farms will be my outlet. I am thinking of doing 2-3 festivals a year. This will be so much fun.

Off to work on the farmhouse. The Maison de Poulet needs a good cleaning but the rain is hampering my effort. Have a great 4th of July my little chickens.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It could be awhile

Little kitty knocked over my lap top and the screen cracked. Boo Hoo :( I am hoping that next week I will have time to take it in to be repaired. It could be awhile but I will be lurking around reading my favorite blogs. Have a great summer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day and a really dirty house

I had a fabulous Mother's Day. I went to bed at 8 pm and even had a nap. We had a great day at church and my MIL went with us for lunch. The only time I stepped foot in the kitchen was to get a drink. I got what I asked for. I wanted canning jars. Not exciting but needed. Thank you wonderful kids and hubby. You make my world spin. You make my heart sing and most of all you make me love my job.

Well since I did NOTHING all weekend my house is a total shambles. I hope that I can get a grip on this monster. I have finished my outside chores so I can now spend the day making the Dragonfly house shine and sparkle. I know you are saying "But Fluffymuffy, if you are on here you are not cleaning". Guess what you are right so saying that I am out of here. Have a fabulous week.