Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Is he yawning or yelling?  And why are goats so damn funny?.
It's Friday!

Sorry about missing a couple of posts, but I've been really busy at work and sooooo tired.  1/3 of my department quit and I've been trying to get them replaced and picking up their work also (there are only 3 of us in the department - I guess I shouldn't be so dramatic.)  But there's some cool stuff a'happenin' in the coming week that I wanted to mention. 

Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show (and Remodeling Show) is this weekend.  It's at the American Royal Center and friend Paula and I will be heading there tomorrow morning to check out Ahmed Hassan from HGTV the latest in plants, garden design, and home renovation products.  I  love this show because they always setup the most beautiful flower and garden displays - it makes me get spring fever big time.  If you're interested in going, tickets are $10 (additional $1 discount for up to 2 people if you have a Price Chopper card.)

CSA at WorkGood Natured Farms is going to be sponsoring a CSA where I work.  There's an informational session on the 16th where I hope to find out more about it.  I've always been hesitant about joining a CSA because you don't have any control over what you get.  However, I've talked with several people who are also interested in joining and we have all agreed that we could do some food swaps.  Depending on the cost, I'll probably join.  We had a chance to sample some of the Good Natured products at the Hen House Holiday Celebration last fall.  Their milk and meat is to die for!  And it's all certified organic and local.  If you're local to the Kansas City region, you might want to checkout their website to learn more.

I happened to be in Topeka yesterday and found out that Hyvee's there double coupons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Oh, the humanity!  I tore that store up.  I'm not sure if I mentioned on here before that I am an extreme couponer - I used to have a blog where I posted all the great deals in the KC area.  The best deal was picking up bacon for $1.69.  It doesn't beat my best price of $1.38 a few weeks ago, but it's better than $4 to $6, which is what it usually costs.

Let's see...the other thing is that I sold another two dozen eggs to friends at work.  That's good, because at 6 or 7 eggs per day, they're starting to stack up.  J.'s going to try to sell some where he works also.  Maybe the girls can pay for themselves!

Have a fun Friday,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day and giving us this info!



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