Best Egg Laying Hens – Rhode Island Reds! Spring is in the air and with spring comes the Easter holiday. Easter gets us thinking about eggs and when you think about eggs, maybe you are considering where the eggs you bought at the store may have come from and just how healthy and nutritious they are for your family. Many homeowners like you and I are considering following the new trend and raising a few chickens in our own backyards. We will know exactly what our chickens are eating, what goes into the eggs we are eating and we can feel good placing them on the breakfast table for our family. Easter is a great time to get those cute, fluffy baby chicks and they will be perfect for laying eggs by the fall. So off we go to find out what kind of baby chicks we would like for our backyard flock and we ask ourselves “What are the best egg laying hens so that I can get the most bang for my buck?”, per say. If you read my first article on the Ameraucana breed of chicken, you’ll already know they are good egg layers. I am doing a little research on the top 3 egg layers, so in addition to the Ameraucana, let’s look at the Rhode Island Red. [Read more…]
Spring Table Decorations – Spring table decorations are an easy way to bring the Easter season into your home by brightening your living space and brightening your attitude, as well. Say goodbye to “old man winter” and hello to spring! It’s that time of year! Adding color and style to your table for Easter will look elegant and is easy to accomplish. [Read more…]
I’ll be Key Note speaker for the 2nd year in a row at the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Conference on March 11th. This is an amazing group of authors, newspaper columnists, bloggers, and outdoor tv personalities. I’m so honored to support all things outdoor. Did you know that someone once took a scientific survey of adults asking them to recall their most fond memories of childhood and 85% of those adults recalled a memory that took place outside. There’s something out nature that sticks with us and stands the test of time. The smell, the sights, the feel of sitting on a large granite rock overlooking a valley is something that captivates the human spirit, centers it, and returns it back to Mother Earth!
Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs – The question often arises in grocery stores and kitchens across the country – Which egg is best for my family? The classic brown eggs vs. white eggs debate is on! Is there really a difference? Is one better than the other? What makes the egg shell a different color? Does it all really matter?
The secret is out! The difference isn’t in the eggs, it’s in the chicken! [Read more…]
When it comes to spring table decorations, you can often find do-it-yourself ideas and put them together easily in your free time with items you already have in your home and just a small amount of effort on your part. I know for my family I enjoy homemade fun things just like this because I can involve my daughter who is surely the craft queen. The results are worth the effort when you have a beautiful Easter table and your family and friends feel special and loved when they sit down to eat with a unique one of a kind table piece that adds color and fragrance! See my easy to follow step by step instructions below: [Read more…]
Planning A Walt Disney World Vacation in 2017? Do you want to know the 2017 cheapest dates for Walt Disney World? 2017 is HERE and you’d better get planning! Now is the time to plan your vacations. This article is about planning a Walt Disney Vacation in 2017 on a budget – a tight budget. Disney, like any other amusement park, has on and off “seasons” and on those off seasons they will offer discounts and special offers to get people to come to the park. This helps it keep the business going and it also helps frugal families have a great family vacation without having to give up your arm and leg to get it. Here is a list of timelines when Disney may offer discount codes and enhanced packaged deals. [Read more…]
InvadR Is Coming! In the trapper’s village of New France in Bush Gardens, Williamsburg, Vikings will be invading! The new InvadR wooden coaster is set to open in the spring of 2017 and it’s something you don’t want to miss!
Imagine hurtling down a 74 foot drop and nine hills, all at 48 mph! Bold warriors, it’s time to defend your village! The InvadR, Busch Gardens’ first ever wooden roller coaster, uses centrifugal energy to create great airtime during your drop. And if 74 feet and 48 mph weren’t enough, the drop goes through a covered tunnel, another first at Busch Gardens Williamsburg! The tunnel goes approximately three quarters of the drop and gives riders a thrilling inside/outside/inside/outside perspective that will provoke screams of excitement! [Read more…]
Easter Fun Facts – With the Lenton season upon us I find so many people wondering about the origination of Easter so I decided I’d write a little but about some Easter fun facts that maybe you didn’t know……
Easter is a religious holiday that holds great importance for people of the Christian faith. Palm Sunday, Lent, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are celebrated with church services and religious sermons. Then there is the silly side to the holiday that has a “Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail” leaving colored eggs for all the kiddies. We all know about this story. But did you know that the term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg? How about the fact that only 12 of the 50 states celebrate Good Friday as a holiday? Bet you didn’t! Here are ten Easter fun facts to share around the water cooler this week that will amaze your friends and coworkers. [Read more…]
Easter Songs for Kids – The Easter Bunny is coming and it won’t be long! Easter is right around the corner and your little ones will love listening to some fun music that they can sing along to. Easter songs for kids are easy to find and there are classics, ones that celebrate Jesus, silly songs and even Disney songs. Pop a disc in the CD player and sing along with your children on your next trip to grandma’s or to the store. Everyone will have a great time listening to the tunes and singing together. [Read more…]
I’m sad to say that this is the last circus that you’ll ever see…. the Greatest Show on Earth is coming to an end and this will be their last tour. The good news is that I have 24 tickets to give away and there are still plenty of seats left for you to go with your family!