our beautiful eggs in our new shaving mugs

our friend the woodpecker and his favorite tree

Coop Girl Betty decided to go out for a stroll around the Farmstead

Easter peeps!
April is only days away.  As much as I have longed for Spring, this year seems to be flying by.  Our weather has been more moderate this week, a welcome change, however we did receive about 1 1/2 inches of snow Friday into Saturday.

With April comes Easter and with Easter come Peeps.  You remember, I'm sure, my husband's Peep hoard from last year?  Well so far, that hasn't happened this year.  Just 2 packages have been put away in the drawer getting stale ready.  Yes, he loves them stale as I've discovered many of you do as well.  Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.....

It's been a bit of a long week.  For some reason I've been having severe lower back pain.  I am grateful to not be plagued by this as I certainly take for granted how simple it is to get dressed, drive a car, sit, walk, etc.  All the things I've struggled to do this week.  Feeling much better this weekend.  The injury is not from something exciting or amusing, although I love this commercial from United Health Care and can only imagine the woman in the commercial's back may have felt similar to mine after she shot the commercial.  Nope, I suspect my pain could have something to do with the cement floor I stand on every Sunday for the Farmer's Market.  I've had to come to the realization that I'm not getting any younger and should think about sitting from time-to-time and wearing shoes with a supportive sole. sigh.........getting older stinks!

Speaking of the market - business is picking up!  People are coming out again as the sun shines and the temp's rise above freezing.  We can't say enough good things about joining this wonderfully supportive group of people.  For those of you who are local, we are the Sunday market.  Many still think the Saturday and Sunday markets in our town are the same market and they are not.  So, we hope you all come out on Sundays!!

Coop Girl Betty went for a stroll throughout the Farmstead on Saturday {photos above}.  She's one of the most laid back chickens ever.  She just loves everyone, doesn't mind being held, is curious about everything and always seems to be in a good mood.  She visited the dogs who supervised her every move from their bench by the window.  J was in his shop so she checked in on him before strolling down the driveway toward the road.  I ran up and turned her around so that her stroll could remain safe, and she decided it would be best to head back toward the coop.

Hoping you've had a wonderful weekend!!

On the menu this week:  Grilled Sirloin Steak with Chimichurri, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans; Baked Cod with Lime-Coconut Sauce, Rice and Avocado Slices; Parmesan Chicken with Pasta and Salad; BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Mac & Cheese and Green Beans; Teriyaki Chicken with Rice and Sauteed Veggies.

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Amy said...

Oh, how I LOVE all of your pictures. Thank you for the peaceful, lovely view of your view. Blessings.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Amy!!

daisy g said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about your back. I wonder if one of those padded floor mats could help you with that? I know folks use them in their kitchens.

It's warming up! Hooray! Betty certainly looks as if she is the bravest of the bunch!

Enjoy your week. I highly recommend a rice sock heated in the microwave for your back. Take care.

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

I love reading your posts and especially love your posts about blogging and building a business - both dreams of mine. I am sad to hear about your pain - and I wanted to let you know of a discovery of mine that has really helped me. I used to have bad leg and foot pain and lower back pain. I purchased a pair of croc silver cloud shoes (not the most beautiful in the world!) - and within a day or two, my pains disappeared. Now, I wear other styles of their shoes - but I only wear crocs now. So! It might be worth a try. It if does not work for you, you'll only be out about $40... Have an awesome week!

T Aaron said...

Your pictures are adorable, and what beautiful eggs!!! :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Daisy - yes, I have one of those rice pillows and it is full of herbs too. Double bonus! :)

Thanks Rebekah - great idea on the crocs! I usually on wear them in Spring or Fall because they aren't good in the ice and snow, but maybe I should change into a pair at the market. :)

Thanks so much T Aaron.