Varmint in the Backyard!

For the last couple of week, some varmint has been getting into the shed in the backyard where I keep the chicken food and breaking in and eating it!

The doors would be pulled shut each night and in the morning one of the doors would be pulled forward making it go off the hinges.

After much deliberation and denial that I might have a real live raccoon (that could potentially break into the coop after the chickens) I decided it was time to get a trap and try to capture it.

Company reading the directions and trying to get the trap set up.

Oldest grand girl decides to take over.

She loaded the trap with strawberry marshmallows.

Then she put a trail of marshmallows to  the inside of the trap.

After we caught the raccoon we took it miles away to a conservation/wildlife area.

We are going to put the trap out a few more times to see if it has any friends.

But, for now the chickens are safe in their coop at night and I even wire the door at two places for extra security.

Bye for now….

From the Mother Hen


Happy Belated 4th of July

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How was everyone’s Fourth?

I hope you able to relax with family and friends and eat some great food.

My sisters and I took Mom the Princess and Dad to spend the day at my Aunt Lily’s country home. She bought it a few months ago and has been renovating it with her daughter Lisa.

We had such a fun day!

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Here is my Aunt Lily.

She sure knows how to put on a party!

We had a ton of food, and cousins and a dog there.

We had some BBQ.

We had desserts! The two big pies in the middle were made by my Aunt Corene. She is famous for her pies, and of course they were eaten first.

We had a home made slip and slide with bubbles. This is my great nephew Boston enjoying the water!

Aunt Lily has chickens and a rooster!

Pet cows. Ha! There were suppose to be freezer meat but now they are pets with names.

And of course every old country farm house has a cemetery next to it. Funny thing is, it is a family tradition. My Grandma and Grandpa Wright had a cemetery next to their house. It was where all of us cousins would go play in when we were visiting.

It was a wonderful day in the country with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

You just can’t buy those kind of memories!


Oh..,I made a few pies myself….though not as tasty as my Aunt Corenes.

I made two strawberry rhubarb pies and a gooseberry.

I will get the recipes posted soon : )