Broody Chicks Love Pumpkin Pancakes

Have you ever experienced the amazingness of a big stack of maple-syrup-smothered pumpkin pancakes????

If you haven’t, you should. If you don’t like pumpkin, you shouldn’t….but boy are you missing out.

Pumpkin pancakes are a beloved thing of beauty in our family. But only during the fall. They probably wouldn’t taste right if made during the other seasons, but we’ll never know because it’s against my religion to make them at any other time.

So, I made these this morning for Rooster & the kids.  Here’s what someone’s plate looked like…

Looks kind-of yummy, huh.

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And the Winner of the Broody Chick’s First Giveaway is…………

It’s November!!!  Finally.  If I see one more Halloween decoration that I forgot to put away, I may lose my mind.

Ahhhhh……so.  Before I get right to the winner of my very first giveaway, I just wanted to say that I’ve missed you.  I have not looked at my blog in a week because we had a very unexpected and uninvited guest show up at our house last Tuesday.  Her name?  Mrs. Stomach Virus.  And she decided to spend about 5 days with us.  She was the worse house guest imaginable.

And no, people……we didn’t get the virus because we no longer vaccinate.  I’m sure someone will snicker about that one.  😉

Alright.  Down to business!!

I have written all the names down on a piece of paper and they are all folded up.  I know, I know….I’m doing it old school.

Okay.   Drum roll please……………………………..

And the winner is….

LEAH ELLIOTT !!!!

Congratulations, Leah!  Thank you so much for reading my blog and entering the giveaway!!!  You’ll be getting an email from me soon!  🙂

And I also want to thank everyone who entered and/or has supported me as started this new journey as the broody chick.  Your love and support means so much.

Oh, and if you’re quite sore because you didn’t win this time, don’t blame me.  Rooster was the name drawer.

Lisa

Life on the Farm. The Good, Bad, and the Smelly.

Before I get into the good stuff, I’m having my first giveaway, which ends next Wednesday, November 1, 2017. To enter, click right here.

Now…all about the farm…

Living on a farm is quite interesting, especially if you grew up a city girl, like me.  It can be messy, busy, hilarious, time-consuming, and very expensive, but seeing God’s creatures–how they love human interaction and live on a daily basis the way we feel God intended–is quite fascinating.

So, when we bought this property from one of the most precious women we will ever know, Mrs. Janet, there were no farm animals on it.  Basically, we had a gorgeous blank space to make our own.  We have 26 acres…about 10 acres in pasture, and about 16 that is wooded. It’s not small, but it’s definitely not huge. I honestly can’t imagine having to keep up with more land than what we have at the present.  People who own 50, 100, 200+ acres amaze me.

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The Broody Chick’s Very First Giveaway!

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So, I’ve decided to shake things up a bit.  I’m having my very first giveaway!

All you have to do to be entered, is comment on this blog post and enter your email so I have a way of contacting you if you are the winner, but I do want some specific information from you…

I’m wanting to know what you’d like me to write more about.  I am very passionate about pregnancy, birth, and being a wife and mother of lots of kids, but perhaps there are other specific areas related to these topics that you’d like to read more about.  I don’t want to write all about pregnancy or newborn complications if it’s nothing you’re interested in.  Hopefully that makes sense.

So what’s in it for you?  Well, Rooster and I have decided that we’re going to let the winner choose the gift they’d like best.  You will have 3 options to pick from….

The first is a $25.00 gift card to Starbucks, for all you caffeine addicts out there, like me and Maddie Wallace.

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By the way, did you know there’s a secret off menu item that you can order called a Unicorn Frappuccino?  Neither did I.

The second option is a $25.00 gift card to Toys R Us/Babies R Us.  Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, y’all.

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And the third option is a $25.00 gift card to Wal-Mart.   Save $25, live better.

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The random drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and I will be posting the winner that afternoon…..with a drum roll…..

So, you know the rules, you know the prizes.  All you need to do now, is enter.  Easy Peasy, people….easy peasy.  Good luck!  🙂

Lisa

Why I Have So Many Children

Every time I have a baby, Rooster & I are asked if we’re “done”. Meaning, done having kids. More polite people ask, “are you going to have any more?” So far, the answers obviously have been “no” and “yes”.

Here are a few of the latest pictures of our children.

When I was a little girl, all I really ever wanted was to get married and have a baby. I didn’t dream of being a teacher or a doctor. I didn’t think about going to college and graduating with a degree that would make a lot of money… none of that stuff excited me. But boys and babies??? Let the party begin. (more…)

Halloween Fun…the Beginning of the End

We love Halloween.  But he moment Rooster gets out the decorations, life as we know it is pretty much over until after Christmas.

Why is that!?!? I mean, Rooster got all the bins out of the attic & I loaded it all on the table & the kids just went bonkers.

They see this stuff every year. And they still act like they’ve never seen anything like it before. It is utter craziness on Halloween decorating night. (more…)

Mommy Daughter Coffee Break

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My 3 year old loves coffee.  Recently, I started making her her own because she would drink half of my first very-much-needed cup.

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