Wednesday, August 29, 2012

O is for Old News

Pygmy Sheep?


Not sure what this is.

Speckled Sussex
Gold Laced Wyandotte

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Jenny Matlock

Saturday, August 25, 2012

SHS 8.25.12.

This is the library where I work. Doesn't reading count as School?
So before last Saturday when I saw the list of prompts for this week I had never heard of the rule of thirds.
I ignored it until earlier today then I read about it a bit. I'm still not quite sure about it, but I would like to figure the whole sheebang out! So does this picture apply to it at all?
Rule Of Thirds
Does this count as a side profile picture?  I thought I had some but then I couldn't find any..
Side Profile
Bottles of nail polish are so small yet go such a long way! I have been using nail polish for a long time but I have yet to actually finish a bottle :P
Or rather, lack of motion. Since there has been so little rain this summer the stream in the woods literally isn't moving!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Observing Beauty ~Photographers Choice~ Week 15

So sorry this is so incredibly late!
Our internet has been down so I couldn't get around to it :(

  • Photo must be taken by you and relevant to this weeks prompt.
  • Specify which photo you are linking up if more then one photo is in your post.
  • All photos must be G rated. We can delete any entries we find inappropriate.
  • Link up with the link to your post, not your main blog URL.
  • Leave our button or a link back to one of our blogs in your post.
  • If your picture is the winner of the challenge we can post it on our blogs.
  • Please comment on other participants photos.
  • Have fun!
Upcoming challenge:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SHS 8.18.12.

This is part of the familys forest. I almost never go in there in the Summer because it is so overgrown but I did for a little while today.
I took this a few months ago, I had a lot of fun trying to catch these spiderwebs.
Morning Light
I just want to reach out and touch these clouds!
I found this adorable new trick for my nails. You start out with a white base then dip your nails in alcohol and put newspaper on them! perfect for when I am working at the library!
I found this cute coffee shop called Sugar Lips. Its really close to the Library where I work so if I want I can take a break and go get some good coffee!
Coffee or Tea

80 Questions

I found this cool 80 Questions thing at our life in a click.

Here we go!
  1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? My closet doors are currently in the hallway, so I guess open!
  2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Yes, but I almost never use them. I have really thick hair so I need the high quality stuff.
  3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out in the summer. In in the winter.
  4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Nope.
  5. Do you like to use post-it notes? Yes!
  6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Haha definitely!
  7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Definitely bees!
  8. Do you have freckles? Lots of them.
  9. Do you always smile for pictures? I try.
  10. What is your biggest pet peeve? I have so many... Always forgetting to charge my phone or camera in one of my biggest ones.
  11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Its a habit! Especially if I am going up steps.
  12. Have you ever peed in the woods? Yes.
  13. What about pooped in the woods? When the septic system was getting replaced.
  14. Do you ever dance, even if there is no music playing? Haha yes when I am in a really goofy mood.
  15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? No. But I tap them against my leg, I always end up with weird ink patterns on them...
  16. What size is your bed? Twin. Its wide enough. But length wise I am outgrowing it.
  17. Is it ok for guys to wear pink? My dad wears pink on a regular basis.
  18. Do you still watch cartoons? Never.
  19. What's your least favorite movie? Like Crazy. I watched it a couple weeks ago with my sisters and it totally wasn't my kind of movie.
  20. What do you drink with dinner? Usually water. But if we go out to eat I like raspberry tea.
  21. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Ranch.
  22. What is your favorite food? Peanut Butter. I eat it nonstop!
  23. What movies could you watch over and over again and never get sick of them? The Help and Hunger Games! It comes out on DVD today!
  24. Last person you kissed/kissed you? I kissed my chicken Maddi earlier.
  25. Were you ever a girl scout? Never have been and never will be.
  26. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? I don't see it happening...
  27. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 3 or 4 years ago. I had a crush and I wrote him a letter then I buried it.
  28. Can you change the oil on a car? I would like to learn how, but no.
  29. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Nope.
  30. Ran out of gas? Almost.
  31. Favorite kind of sandwich? PB & J or Turkey with lettuce and cheddar cheese.
  32. Best thing to eat for breakfast? One eyed man with farm fresh eggs!
  33. What is your usual bedtime? Between 12:00-12:30.
  34. Are you lazy? I can be, but not usually.
  35. When you were a kid what did you dress up as for Halloween? Last year I went as a Gypsy.
  36. How many languages can you speak? English, Chicken German (don't ask..) and Giberish.
  37. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No, but
  38. Are you stubborn? A bit.
  39. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs? Legos. I grew up with them!
  40. Ever watch soap operas? No way.
  41. Afraid of heights? Not one bit.
  42. Sing in the car? When there is music on I sing along.
  43. Dance in the shower? I don't shower... Kidding! A couple times, but I always stub my toe!
  44. Dance in the car? Wiggling in my seat?
  45. Every used a gun? Bibi gun, water gun and glue gun.
  46. Last time you got your portrait taken by a photographer? I took a couple self portraits last week.
  47. Do you think musicals are cheesy? Yes.
  48. Is Christmas stressful? Not for me.
  49. Ever eat a pierogi? A what?
  50. Favorite type of fruit pie? 
  51. Take a vitamin daily? No, but I probably should..
  52. Wear slippers? In the winter when I wake up.
  53. Wear a bath robe? In the winter when its really really cold.
  54. What do you wear to bed? In the winter pants and a long sleeved t-shirt. In the winter tanktop and shorts.
  55. Wal-Mart, Target, or Kmart? Target. I have never gone to walmart and almost never go to k-mart.
  56. Nike or Adidas? Nike!
  57. Cheetos or Fritos? Cheetos.
  58. Peanuts or Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower, peanuts are gross.
  59. Ever take dance lessons? No way. I could definitely use them though!
  60. Ever won a spelling bee? On, ubt I cnosider meself a rally jood speeler.
  61. Have you ever cried from happiness? Not really.
  62. Regularly burn incense? When I go to my grandma's house we do sometimes.
  63. Ever been in love? With a chicken?
  64. What was the last concert you saw? I've never been to a concert but I would LOVE to see Adele or Christina Aguilera live!
  65. Hot tea or Cold tea? I only like really sweet iced tea.
  66. Tea or Coffee? Coffee all the way. My new favorite is this Cocoa Caramel Bliss from this cool new coffee shop I found.
  67. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yep.
  68. Are you patient? Sometimes.
  69. Ever won a contest? I won a giveaway a couple weeks ago.
  70. Ever have plastic surgery? Noo.
  71. Which are better, black or green olives? Black, but only on pizza.
  72. Can you knit or crochet? NO and I 
  73. Do you want to get married? Yes.
  74. Do you have kids? Do my chickens count?
  75. What is your favorite color? Any blue. Or a cranberry red or a green.
  76. Do you wear shoes in the house? Not really.
  77. Who would you call first if you won the lottery? My best friend.
  78. What's the first thing you do when you go online? Email, then blog, then my favorite celebrity gossip website :P
  79. Do you like sushi? I've never tried it. But in general I don't really like fishy things.
  80. What are you doing tomorrow? I have soccer practice with my new team.

Weekly Topshot

Cherry? Peach? I have no idea what they are but they are on one of my trees outside!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

M is for Chicken Madness

So I rescued 5 more hens from the chicken prison!
So total, I have rescued 10 hens, yay!
If you didn't read about them last week you can read about them here.

None of them have names yet, except for one you will read about farther down this post..
Easter Egger
I didn't want anymore black hens but I also wanted to save as many as I could.
And she is a very big strong hen.
Black Jersey

The guy said she is a Cinnamon Queen? I didn't even know that was a breed!
I will so bad for this girl. Se has one tail feather, and barely any on her booty. :(
Rhode Island Red

Now on to the best part...

This is Lois Lane, she is 5 years old. Ameraucana. I know that 'cause I got her when she was 2 days old. Then 3 years ago I made the bad decision of trading her for a different chicken. So I just bought her back yesterday! She remembers one of my chickens which I thought was awesome. I have no idea what chickens long term memory is like. But she remembers something.

I am so happy that I decided to get her back. The hen of mine that she remembers was very curious when I brought these new hens home. Then later that night Lois Lane got out of her pen and went up to the barn and they were sitting side by side talking. Is was adorable.

Jenny MatlockThursday Favorite Things

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Sunshine Award

The lovely Lisa Lynn has nominated me for the Sunshine Award!

I get to answer 10 questions about myself.

  1. Favorite Color: Blue
  2. Favorite Animal: Chickens (obviously..).
  3. Favorite Number: 7
  4. Favorite Drink: Coffee or Lemonade
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Twitter, 'cause I don't have a facebook!
  6. Good book or good movie: During the summer I want a good book and during the winter I want a good movie.
  7. My passion(s): Soccer, Photography, Blogging, Coffee.
  8. Giving or getting presents: Giving if I know what they like. Today I am giving my big sister a personalized journal with a picture of her goat on it ;)
  9. Favorite day of the year: My birthday!
  10. Favorite Flower: Blue Hydrangeas! I just discovered them this year and I am in love with them. 
And nominate 10 blogs. :)
Here we go, in no particular order..

  1. Ashley @ Ramblings and Photos. I love your photography and Felicity is just adorable! 
  2. Gina @ Chic Homeschool Mama. I love looking at your photography and reading your tips!
  3. Nancy @A Rural Journal. I love how blunt you are. And your photography is stunning! Could you maybe post some photos of your chickens for the next Rural Thursday
  4. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm. I love your posts for Rural Thursday. And your kids are adorable!
  5. Sarah @ Naptime Momtog. I love your macro shots. That dragonfly you posted a little while back was amazing!
  6. Bethany @ Bethany Marie Photography. I love all your nature shots. Your budding tree shots are my favorites!
  7. Emily @ Life, Ect. I love your, everything!
  8. Jenny @ Jenny Matlock. Love her Alphabet Thursday! And she is just hilarious.
  9. Tayet @ In Tayet's Shoes. Love your headers and macro shots! And that crested duck was pretty awesome...
  10. Delena @ A Farm Girls Story. Lil' sis, this is your first award so use it well!
Would love for you to all follow me! If you aren't already...

Observing Beauty ~Food~ Week 14

I'm co-hosting Observing Beauty with Bethany and Sue!

This weeks prompt is Food.

  • Photo must be taken by you and relevant to this weeks prompt.
  • Specify which photo you are link up (if more then one photo is in your post).
  • All photos must be G rated. We can delete any entries we find inappropriate.
  • Leave the link to your blog post not your main blog URL.
  • Leave our button or a link to one of our blogs in your post.
  • If your photo is the winner of the challenge we can post it on our blogs.
  • Please comment on other participants photos.
  • Have fun!
Upcoming challenges:
Photographers Choice.