Friday, August 31, 2012

Jewelry at Pi



While at Pi Pilates Studio the other day I started to realize how many of my items Ellen is stocking for me..


Beaded bracelets and a few ankle-lets


















Beaded necklaces


   Reiki energy wands, made with Jorden's rosewood and charged crystals.....no need to have reiki to use ( all our items are charged with reiki energies )
We have a sale on earrings right now :D 



 and now my latest 

                                              going on sale this week
at Pi

Pi Pilates Studio & New Age Health Shoppe 
2521 Avenida De Mesilla Las Cruces, NM 88001 575-526-0977 






just finished.... 



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Randy Granger at White Sands Sept. 1

Randy Granger at White Sands
Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Randy Granger, Native American Musician
Native American flutist Randy Granger will fill the moonlit night with his unique blend of instruments, interpretation of traditional melodies, and heartfelt music. Join this native New Mexican for a relaxing summer evening.

Native American flutes, Hang pan drum, world percussion and vocals.

http://www.nps.gov/whsa/planyourvisit/full-moon-nights.htm
$3 admission. Arrive early as the amphitheater is in the middle of the Dunes. Bring chairs or blankets.




Eggs

                                  This is our first egg from one of our Reds

Jorden was very happy to find it. We have been reading a lot about chickens,eggs and all, most said the same thing the first few eggs tend to be a little less than perfect, missing shells or part of them real soft. Not this one.....it's on the small side but that's it :D
This was the main reason we got into raising chickens....EGGS

It all started a few months ago ......we went to our friends house, who had little chicks in a pet carrier....staying inside until they got big enough for the coop....The carrier needed to be cleaned.....so people were taking turns holding the chicks who were loving it.......
Jorden jumped right in, he had been trying to talk me into getting chickens as long as I can recall....we got him the fish, turtle, water dragon, fire belled toads, cats, dogs, gerbils, salamander, snails and any plant he wanted even some that ate bugs.....but no birds....I could NOT handle birds
I know it went back to my earliest years.....years of my older sister doing anything she could to make and keep me afraid of  any type of bird......from throwing the chicken feed on me when I was 2 ( those dang chickens were almost as big as me and I was way out numbered )
It didn't help that every time we went to our other grandparents place their bird would go after me....sister played a part in this as well......to watching The Birds and having her wake me every few minutes asking what was that on the roof......
The bat that almost got caught in my hair didn't help matters any... nor did the cat picking my bedroom rug to eat it's fresh kill...I woke up to my sister's screams her cat picked her pillow so it could have been worse....she rolled face first into the one her kitty gave her... karma lol
after all of that my parents got a bird when a friend of theirs passed......that had to be the meanest bird alive.....we did not hit it off....he did love his new family when my parents found a better ( no cats ) home for him...
So all these years later I find myself at this get together and Jorden just placed a chick in my hands.....that was it, I was hooked....a week later we had 11......to start

Our friends were very helpful, gave us tips on everything from feeding them to making the coop :D but also showed us how much fun it could be....we love having chickens....
We have learned so much in the last few months, some hard lessons.....don't always trust the person selling the chicks to tell you the truth comes to mind....
we also learned that you can get your chickens to listen to you, come when called,  all of ours like to be held....each one has to be pet or they get upset lol they fly up and sit on your shoulder......yep we don't trim their wings.....we put a top on the coop instead.....I never would have dreamed I would willingly let a bird sit on me let alone five or more lol

I keep coming across different numbers on how many eggs each type of bird will lay per week..... thinking it has a lot to do with living conditions, weather and feed.... looking at the lowest numbers we should be getting over 50 eggs per week hopefully more :D sweet


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Keeping scraps pays off again



last night the rain was so soft and wonderful the doggies wouldn't come in lol


I made a necklace kind of like this ( no two alike ;) ) a few months back 
          it took a week to make, flipped on me every time I went to add beads....
this time I pinned it to a piece of wood Brent had left over.....working great so far ( knock knock knock ;)  ) no flipping at all, so easy to see where I'm at :D
                            This is why I never bug him to get rid of stuff, you never
                                     know when it will come in handy :D
He's been able to do so much to make things better around here with little to no extra cost :D COOL

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August


                                       the first full moon of the month