Hounds are true love. There is something in my soul that looks in to the eyes of a hound and just feels the friendship and forever companion. God gave them long ears to hear our needs, big eyes to see the world like a forever adventure, and a “hound song” to proclaim loudly how wonderful life is!
When puppy fever hits…. it hits you hard with some fierceness! Last summer I was on a mission to add a new hound love to the Sloan household. I searched and searched….. I originally had my heart set on finding a Bluetick Coonhound and naming her Daisy. I had it all planned out down to the name!
But then a thing happened………
Summer 2009…… We met at Arkansas Tech University (Fisheries & Wildlife Majors).
February 14, 2016…..We got engaged after picking up cans to recycle.
September 17, 2016….. Our Adventure Begins.
September 17, 2017…..Our 1 year Anniversary Continue reading
The day you found out that you were dealt the Joker in the deck of cards, that life is a harsh mistress, the moment that someone twisted your egg timer and set it on the stove.
Of course it is a pink egg timer.
We all have women in our lives that we look up to: mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, friends, mother-in-laws, sisters, the little old lady at church…. These are women who have strength and grace, “piss and vinegar”, compassion and understanding, or motivation that inspires us in some shape or fashion. We surround ourselves with this “tribe” of women and it sculpts us into who we are today. We are given opportunities to share memories and learn “old ways” and “new ways” of doing things that allow us to make it through life. I’m talking …… Granny Hacks!
You wake up after your alarm, late to work again. You almost hit a chicken crossing the road. You had a bad dream the night before. You failed a test you studied so hard for. You find out your mother has terminal cancer. You wreck your car. You pop off and say something ugly to someone you love. You are a hardworking husband who can’t spend much time at home because you have to work to provide.You barely make a deadline at work. You have overly anxious moments that leave you feeling helpless. You lose your job and stress about how to pay your bills. You were raped. You have been diagnosed with a disease that no one can treat. You lose your wife of 30 years and wasn’t ready to see her go. You are an overworked mother whose kids are currently running laps around the house. You are a senior in high school who isn’t sure what you are “going to do when you grow up”. You’ve lost a child.
Let’s face it, who doesn’t like a bargain? But a bargain that doesn’t compromise quality.
I’m talking about going to the store and buying the cheapest dish soap….. you may have saved yourself a dollar, but YOU KNOW that stuff don’t cut grease any better than a stick of butter!
My recent ditchin’ and switchin’ consisted of THIEVES…. ALL THE THIEVES
I LOVE CHICKENS! Chickens are a great universal animal to have around the farm. They are easy to keep and provide many benefits such as : Eggs, Meat, Insect Control, and Great Pets and Entertainment!
Let us discuss raising meat chickens.
At the time I was living in Arkansas. The “Natural State” composed of all its natural beauty: humidity, rivers, vibrant landscapes, mosquitos, ticks, chiggers, tornadoes, and critters. Little did I know that on this day ( April 2, 2013 ) I would be handed such a cherished life.
Just so you know… You dont need a rooster to get eggs out of your hens. Having a rooster only around just means you have the opportunity to have fertile, hatchable, eggs.
Meet our newest additions to our little hippie chicks flock!