Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oodles of Noodles

I have been up to my eyeballs in noodles!

Today was one of the bigger craft shows I am a vendor at selling my home made egg noodles.

This past week has been CRAZY trying to get enough made.

The local chickens were behind in producing eggs thanks to the recent cold snap.

It is hard to make egg noodles with no eggs!

But I did manage to get enough to keep production rolling.

Everytime I looked at the counter my bags of noodle dough seemed to multiply!

My poor pasta machine started to squeak by Friday.

My house is full of flour!

But I got them all bagged and ready to go!

Out of 39 bags, 
I only came home with 3!

I will give the pasta machine a week to rest up, 
(the chickens too!)
then its time to get ready for the next craft show!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas in the Country Gift Exchange

Another fellow blogger had this on her post today.
She was joining in and encouraged others to do the same.

I was in a Christmas exchange like this a few years ago and it was a blast!

I think I will join in!

Hope to see some of you there as well!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For my chicken loving friends

I just had to share this with all of my fellow chicken lovers out there.

While my little town was trying to fight a silica sand transfer facility,
another small town nearby was fighting chickens!

A few people wanted to be able to raise their own hens in town.
No roosters, just laying hens.

The war was on!

People had signs posted in their yards either for chickens or not.

These ran in the local paper.

They put it on the ballot for the town to vote.

This is a small town with less than 500 hundred people.

The chickens lost!

What is this world coming to?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Make a difference

Time for me to get back into the blogging world again!

The fight against a silica sand transfer facility coming to my community ended last Wednesday night.

(This fight has consumed my life for the last month and half!)
Many,many phone calls.
Long hours of research.
Hosting public discussions on the subject of silica sand.
Walking door to door getting petitions signed.

Sadly our local city council voted it in 6-0

It was very defeating to sit through a public hearing that lasted until 1:15 a.m.
with the City Council members seated with their backs to the general public.

Most citizens were strongly opposed!

Only 2 council members even bothered to ask any questions.

One battle lost, but not the war!

I have gained a lot of in site through the battle.

Met a lot of wonderful people who care about our environment and want to protect it.

And hopefully educated a lot of people on the dangers of silica sand to our health.

Lots and lots of petitions were signed.

Much media coverage.

Even made the front page!

I just want to remind everyone who thinks they can't make a difference on something you are passionate about,