The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

Happy Mother’s Day May 9, 2010

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Seeing as how today is Mother’s Day this post will be short and sweet because there are not enough words to describe the value I hold for my mother here on this blog.  We have a relationship that is like riding on a crazy rollercoaster.  The kind of coaster you wonder if you will ever get off of but at the same time you just can’t get enough so you stay on for another ride.   So on this Mother’s Day I will remember this poem and be grateful for having a Mother who has taught me so much about being the type of mom I am with my own children today.

Happy Mother’s Day~Christina


So I am a little late February 22, 2010

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I really did have the best intentions of sharing a few Valentine’s Day greetings with all of you. After all Valentine’s Day is truly one of my favorite holidays. It always has been. I remember one year getting a heart shaped jewelry dish from my Mom. It had the cutest little cherub lying on its belly on the corner and love written in bright red. It was one of my favorite items I had ever received. I had it up until a few years ago. Unfortunately the little cherub broke off into a million little bits thanks to my own little child and it was unable to be repaired. None the less I still can picture it as vivid as ever. I always look at the thrift stores for one to replace it but I haven’t had any luck so far.

This year though I was given some new heart shaped items. Ok they were not actually given to me. I did what I do every year. I went and picked out my own gift. I know it may sound strange to some but for my dear hubby and me it is nearly as traditional as eggs at Easter. It is his way of saying I love you. That way I am never disappointed. It works the same way for every holiday and while surprise might be nice I know too many people who have been surprised with ice cube trays and new vacuums over the years. So this year I purchased a couple of vintage items from one of my favorite junkin’ spots.

Always remember that every day is a good day to be in love with the idea of love and never forget to tell those you love that you love them. Your heart and time is the greatest give you can ever give and theirs is the best gift to receive.
Hugs~ The City Chicks

Happy Easter April 12, 2009

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I hope that you all have a day filled with blessings abounding. We really don’t have any traditions for Easter in our house. It has been many years now since I had little ones to search for eggs on Easter morning. While it seems like a decade since I had last hid eggs for my sisters; it seems like just yesterday that I hid them for my own two children. It was always my favorite part of the day to share with them. For now I will just have to wait patiently for a niece or nephew to hide eggs from once in a while or at the very least send my sister a big box of eggs to hide from me.

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown. ~Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune


and the Give~Away winner is… March 21, 2009

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The name pulled out of the box was Ms. Glenda of Texas!! Glenda is one of my fellow farmgirl sisters over at MaryJane’s Farm. Glenda if you you will be so kind as to e-mail me your address I will get your new box into the mail.

Soon to be Spring Give~Away March 17, 2009

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Today’s ramblings…I have to start by saying that with all the gorgeous weather we have been having I definitely have full blown spring fever. Well I spent a little time this week straightening through the dust build up in my house and setting up a little corner of spring cheer. While I do hate to dust because it is a never ending battle in my home I do always love the smell the lemon oil leaves behind.
I got all my seeds ordered this weekend and I am patiently waiting for their arrival so I can get some of them started indoors. This will be a new adventure for us. I usually just go to the nursery and pick up plants that are ready to go in the ground straight away. However, since I (we) are planting only heirlooms this year I figured seeds would be the easiest way for me to get exactly what we like to eat. I have to say that the book Carrot’s Love Tomatoes was such a great help this season. I very carefully read through it and planned each of my gardens accordingly. I am really hoping that this will help me avoid those dreaded little bugs that destroyed my zucchini’s last year.
This morning I visited with the nice man from our local health department. He was out to look at our property and tell us if we would be allowed to own our own little flock of hens within city limits. He said that he didn’t see any major problems with it but we will need to add some extra fencing to our yard even though we were planning on adding a run for the chickens. If I have to fence about 40 feet of yard I think the girls will be doing much more free-ranging and only have a small run for when we are not outside with them. I have to say I am very excited and he said he will give me a call tomorrow and let me know for sure if we can start building the coop! He was even nice enough to take my paperwork with him.
So for the give-away…leave me a comment on this post. I will be drawing the winner on Friday. It is after all the first day of spring! I will be giving away a sweet little reproduction box. You can see it in the picture above. It says Little Peeps Easter Egg Dye. Inside it I will tuck in a little surprise or two!

Another year is about to pass… December 31, 2008

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As I sit here this morning I am pondering what the last year has brought and what the new year will bring. I feel that overall 2008 has been quite good to me and my family. First and foremost we were are blessed with our good health and well being. We have cherished the time we have spent with our family and old friends as well as the new ones that have been brought into our lives. In a year that has ended with so many in the U.S. fearing job and home loss we are thankful we have both of them. I think that everyone was pleased to get some new “toys” of their choosing due to some unexpected overtime for the Hubby.
What will the new year bring? That I can not predict but I hope that it brings with it some more of the same good things. I pray for our good health and well being to remain in tact. I try hard to remember to feed not only our bodies good things but our souls as well. I hope to actually finish some projects and learn a few new things along the way. Plus, I hope that I can do some more charitable giving of not only things but time as well. Of course is still that dreaded 40 pounds I hope to lose every year! 🙂 Maybe this will be the year I lose it and keep it off.
Until our paths cross again I hope that the new year brings you all the joy and happiness you deserve!

Happy Thanksgiving! November 27, 2008

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May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes and gravy have never a lump.May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day filled with laughter and good company.