29 December, 2008

Black Jersey Giants

Here is a bunch of pictures of my Black Jersey Giants! They were born on June 10, 2008. I think my roosters are absolutely beautiful!! I have two roosters and 15 hens. The one rooster is bigger than the other one.

I just weighed one of the roosters and one of the hens today (March 3rd) and they both weighed 17 pounds each!! They are HUGE!!!
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17 December, 2008

DD's Ginger bread oufit!

This outfit did not turn out as I originally imagined but, I think it still turned out super cute!! The Ginger bread fabric was from an apron. I used the tie straps to make the shoulder straps and then I put on little ginger bread buttons. I appliqued a pair of ginger bread on the front top. The skirt came out longer than I had planned and turned more into a dress rather than just a top but, I still put some red leggings under it (even though you can not see them in the pictures.) Now I ust want to find a cute ginger bread doll for her to carry around with it!!

13 December, 2008

Homemade Dehydrator!

I saw this on a self sufficient thread a couple of weeks ago and finally talked DH into making it for me! I used 5 jars of applesauce to make 6 trays of fruit leather. I would really like to try and make some dehydrated onion flakes next but, DH thinks I should wait until spring so we can have the windows open! This box was given to me by a lady at church. I picked up a 150 watt bulb for a $1 at the Dollar Store. I used some foil that we had on hand. DH picked up the light socket base on his way home from work. Then we used wooden yard sticks to hold the trays...6 of them at .50 each. I asked my dad to make me some rods but he never got around to it! Then 6 trays at 2 for a $1. The house does smell like cinnamon!

03 December, 2008

Baby Update!

I failed my one hour glucose test a couple of weeks ago....so I had to take the three hour glucose test...failed that too. So, I have been checking my sugar levels four times a day for the last week and following a diet...and I have followed the diet strictly. I went to the doc's today and my OB said my sugar was all good. YAY!! But, she did not say I could stop testing or stop doing the diet...and I didn't ask so I am assuming I still have to do it.

BUT, my blood pressure was 120/90. I have to do the 24 hour protien test tomorrow and Friday. She thinks it is chronic hypertension with pg. So, I am officially high risk and on weekly OB visits. My goal now is to make it to Feb 1. DD's birthday is Jan 27 so I would really like to make it at least a week past that. My OB said that she would probably have to give me steroids for the baby around 30-32 weeks to start to develop the baby's lungs and stuff in case I go to early. But our goal is to make it to 36-37 weeks. 6 yo was born at 36 weeks and I did not need steroids for him so hopefully I will not for the baby. Prayers are appreciated.