Sunday, October 21, 2012

We have PEEPS!!

Well out of 12 eggs we had 7 hatchlings. Welcome to the world George, Georgette, Harriette, Daphne, Scooby, Shaggy, & Spike. They stayed with us for 3 days then went to a chicken farm in Gaston County.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Everett Grace Embryology Study

The eggs have arrived!!!!! We went to the Rowan County 4 H extension office today to pick up our dozen chicken eggs, to study and hatch over the next few weeks.
We put them in the incubator and tomorrow we plug in the egg turner, which is what they are sitting in right now. Dear Lord, please let at least a few of these chicks hatch!!

Yummy Southern Barbeque

I love Pinterest!! I found a super yummy barbeque recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, here. I modified the recipe to suit Gracie & Bones slightly picky taste in food. I made this twice, and the second time I used a pork tenderloin and it (in my opinion) tasted much better than when I used the pork roast, and I also made my own rub instead of using the Montreal Steak Seasoning.
I used brown sugar, onion powder, round red, pepper, garlic powder, and sea salt in my rub for the pork loin. I basically just mixed it to our taste, we tend to lean more to the sweet and spicy than the herb taste. Next I basically followed the directions of the recipe, except I used pepsi and coke for the liquid that the loin cooked in, and I always use Sweet Baby Rays Barbeque sauce, I mean is there any other?!? Here is a picture of the finished product, and it was definitely yummy!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Everett Grace Academy Embryology Study

As many of you know we are a homeschooling family, and this year as part of our science program we are partnering with the Rowan County 4H to hatch our own chickens. Last Monday Gracie and I went for an orientation and picked up our supplies, we were very excited. Okay, I was nervous, and I'm still nervous! I really need these chicks to hatch, I don't want my children to need therapy after this project is over! HaHaHa!! Today we plugged in the incubator and filled it with water, and tomorrow we will go by the 4H and pick up our eggs. Here is a picture of the incubator, egg turner, and curriculum guide given to us to use.

It's been awhile!!

Well to say that it's been awhile since I have posted is a major understatement. A lot has happened in our family in the last year or so. We have just started our 3rd year of homeschool with Gracie and our first year with Bones. So I have a 2nd grader and one in kindergarten. I'm still running my cake and cookie business out of our home going on the 12th year. We have added some new members to our family, two cats, Magnolia Belle and Stonewall Jackson. The biggest thing that has changed on our family is Big Daddy Bones is no longer an over the road truck driver and we are so happy to have him home every night. He's still doing what he loves, driving a truck but it's local now and he's home every day. I'm excited to get back to blogging I've definitely missed it and I can 't wait to share some of our family's adventures with y'all. I'll also be sharing lots of recipes and adventures through our homeschool Everett Grace Academy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Everett Grace Academy

We started homeschooling Gracie this past fall, we are now an offical homeschool recognized by the State of NC! This is our school crest and I love it!
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