“Ginger bread“ house party for kids (and adults)!

The gram cracker “gingerbread” houses are constructed ahead of time so the icing can dry and the house structure will be firm before the party. Royal icing is used for construction because it holds the parts firmly while constructing and also once dry. The recipe I used called for two egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon cream … More “Ginger bread“ house party for kids (and adults)!

Hangin’ with my peeps!

Here’s Ryan hangin’ with his peeps. He makes friends by letting them walk on his hands full of food when they’re still tiny. They learn to trust him and follow him around. He likes to turn over boards and look for bugs for them. The chickens really like little black beetles and also praying mantises.

Hangin' with my peeps!

Here’s Ryan hangin’ with his peeps. He makes friends by letting them walk on his hands full of food when they’re still tiny. They learn to trust him and follow him around. He likes to turn over boards and look for bugs for them. The chickens really like little black beetles and also praying mantises.

Kids Felting

Last Christmas I helped my grandkids felt scarves for their father and grandfather. They had so much fun they were begging me to let them make scarves for themselves. I told them that I would let each of them make a scarf for themselves as their Christmas present. Well, finally I kept that promise. With a … More Kids Felting

Chicken Boy

Ryan and Juliana went with Amber a few weeks ago and got a whole mess of checks. Ryan likes to check them every day to make sure they’re OK and bond with them. He finds worms and feeds them to the chickens, and carries the chickens around so they can be used to him. This is his … More Chicken Boy

Body by Ryan

Source: Body by Ryan I am pressing this post by my daughter Melissa Cochran, an artist who delights in painting funny impressions of some of the characters my kids have created in our wacky goofy family fun.  Click on the source link above to see the painting evolve and check out the video at the … More Body by Ryan

The Hay Got Wet!

  This morning when I came out to feed the horses I noticed the hay was wet. Yesterday it rained all day, and the water seeped through the unprotected boards that are the walls of the barn. That is bad. Nobody wants wet moldy hay! As you can see in this photo, the walls are … More The Hay Got Wet!