Monday, March 7, 2016

Our 30/60 Celebration

I am so happy to share with you that Ivy has settled in to life in the farmhouse
quite nicely.

She has the run of the house, 
with a kitty door into the utility room where her food and litter box are located.
She now reigns supreme over the house...
the dogs her lowly subjects.

We had a wonderful weekend here on the farm.
Saturday we held a celebration for Hubbs' (60th) and the twins' (30th) birthdays.

Four generations came together for a day of fun, food, and fellowship...

and it was a perfect day!

On the menu were Cuban Sliders (I added pulled pork to the recipe) , Mini Lasagne cups
Broccoli salad, Tuna-Macaroni salad, Brussels Sprout/Clementine salad,
Caprese Orzo Salad, deviled eggs, giant strawberries, guacamole with corn chips
and desserts.
Needless to say, the kitchen was a busy place for two days prior to the party.

Mackenzie was aware of her big cousin, Tyler for the first time...
and she couldn't take her eyes, 

or mouth off of him!

The dogs were quite happy with one of Hubbs' presents...a slingshot ball launcher!

Ready...aim... release...CHASE!!!
Oh what great fun!

(Sunday was spent at Mackenzie's house while her Daddy and her Uncle Tim 
brewed a homemade batch of beer.)

By late Sunday afternoon we were back at the farm.
The chickens were the lucky recipients of kitchen scraps from the party,
as well as grains left from brewing the beer.

And they had a party of their own!

We are going to have weather in the 50's, 60's, and 70's this coming week.

Sunshine will be welcome for sure...
and lots of garden work is on the week's list.

Spring is almost here!
Time to get to work!!


  1. A wonderful family celebration, Happy birthday to everyone it looked like a great event :-)

  2. Your parties always look like so much fun.
    Ivy sure has adjusted well. Now don't forget there is someone back at the shelter waiting for you and to try out that new slingshot. 😀
    Happy birthday to all!!
    Have a great week!

  3. Looks like lots of birthday fun! And Ivy looks like the Queen Supreme in the armchair with her lowly canine subjects giving her homage.

  4. that photo of the dogs and ivy pretty much says it all! too funny!

  5. The party looks like it was a lot of fun and the ball launcher is a clever idea. And Queen Ivy looks like she is saying "Bow down to me you lowly canines."

  6. Love the picture of Ivy and her worshipers!!! Fun Day! Thanks for all your hard work that made it perfect...

  7. Oh my, the new Queen of the House! Love birthday parties, just as long as it isn't mine. How cute are the cousin!! They will be friends for life! Enjoy the new week and sounds like great weather!

  8. Happy belated Birthday to all ! What a wonderful weekend you all had . Lovely photos , Yes spring temps here to and rain in our forecast and I am loving it , Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  9. oooh, I am sooo looking forward to spring... we're putting dirt in our seed cups today for the garden - got our baker seeds, we're ready to go. Your menu sounds just perfect. Happy Birthday to your crew!

  10. I love the photo of Ivy sitting on her blue throne with her subjects at her feet.

  11. Looks like a fun party!

    So glad you will be having spring weather. Can't wait to read about your gardening projects this year!

  12. Happy Birthday to all the birthday people! What wonderful pictures. My favorites were the two of Tyler and Mackenzie. Those pictures will keep me smiling for the rest of the day. I loved them all though! Thanks so much!!!

  13. An American in TokyoMarch 9, 2016 at 2:47 AM

    What a lovely weekend!
    It must be wonderful to have so much room to host a big party like that! How fun!

    I never knew that chickens eat so many different things! Do they actually eat the egg shells? I guess it's good for them?


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