Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fairy Princess Tutu

Fairies, princesses, and dress-up are a HUGE thing around our house. And we are in need of something new to add to our collection...  So, today, I went on a scavenger hunt around the house to find items that would make some sort of costume. What I found wound up making a tutu. I used a hair band, tule, and ribbon.  I cut the tule into 3 inch strips and looped them onto the hair band.
I then kept adding tule until it was filled up!  I was happy, and so was my daughter!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Fart Egg?

Raising chickens has been quite an adventure.  We've learned (though experience) how our chickens were escaping from our backyard,  how to clip their wings, that they don't get seriously sick every fall (they  just molt), and that every once in awhile, they may lay very, very small eggs... called fart eggs.

Of course, being new to raisimg chickens, we thought that there was something seriously wrong with them.  But after a little research...(ok,  A LOT of research), we discovered that a fart egg had been laid.  Apparently, it occurs when reproductive tissue breaks away.  The chicken's body treats the tissue as a yolk and forms the rest of the egg around it.  However, the fart egg is completely yolk-free.  Who knew?