Weekend Warriors – First half of December 2017

It seems like the holiday season is in full swing around here- which leaves me very little time for writing at the moment. We’ve decorated the Gillis Fuel office for the town’s contest. We got our tree and decorated the homestead for our own pleasure. MrGillis and I are planning the big family gathering and…

Just for Fun – Favorite Christmas Tunes

Okay, I am a holiday Fanatic. But I mean All Holiday in All the right times- I come down very hard against things like “christmas in july” Having said that IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME! So let us celebrate with some seriously awesome Christmas tunes. Feel Free to add to my list in the comments, I…

Joining the Alpacas Owner’s Association

The Alpaca’s Owners Association (AOA) is a national registry to help alpaca owners navigate the industry, for both the best of the owners and the animals. There are three tiers of membership, Alpaca Owner, Registry Member and Association Member. There are quite a few differences between the three tiers, and if you’re interested in those…

Weekend Warriors- The Sum of November 2017

Wow. I cannot believe how fast this month has gone by. We have been so super busy, trying to get together everything before snow starts to fly, that I don’t even really have any pictures to put up. First, we’ve finished the shed addition as much as we can for now – we still have…

Meet and Greet Success!

Just a quick thank you to everyone that came to our meet and greet today! We had a lovely time talking to all the people that came- it was a beautiful day for the end of November and we couldn’t be more pleased with the day. Just a few pictures from today. As you may…

Spiced Soft Baked Molasses Cookies

It’s that time again- time to gather some ingredients! Why? Because I’m about to bake some mother lovin’ spiced molasses cookies. And then I’m going to eat them until I hate them.   3/4 cup butter flavored shortening 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 and 1/2 c flour 2…

Meet & Greet November 25th

Before winter really hits (hopefully) we’d like to invite people to come meet our Alpacas, Chickens and Bunny. So November 25th, from 9am to 3pm we’ll be at our farm, ready to answer question, introduce animals and bring a nice end to the season. This event is weather permitting, as everything is outside. If we…

Oatmeal Crisp – featuring Zucchini!

With the brisk coldness that is fall setting in, I have been cooking up a storm lately. And one of those things I absolutely CRAVE on november evenings is a big heaping bowl of warm, spiced crisp with some vanilla ice cream on top. This is my go to recipe for when I want a…

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

So this is a quick to assemble meal, that really is better the longer it sits in the crock pot. I’m all about quick meals right now, because holy moly we have a lot going on. So to the recipe- For this recipe you’ll need: 1- 20oz package ground turkey 1 – can green enchilada…

Strawberry Fields – Fall Update

(For a quick reminder on how we started our strawberry growing adventures read this and this) So, we suck at weeding- But look at all these beautiful healthy plants! And runners!   Now, after some more research, I have discovered that we want to harden off our plants for our climate by letting them experience…

Weekend Warriors – Last of October 2017

Last we left off, we were working on our shed greenhouse addition. This last weekend, while Mr Gillis and My Dad worked on the addition, I worked on cleaning up the yard. The funny thing is, because so much of this thing is see thru material, it hardly even looks like anything at all. But…

Weekend Warriors- 3rd week of October

We have been enjoying a rather extraordinary fall this year –   And because of all this beautiful weather, we’ve really been getting a lot done. And this weekend was no different. We’ve been working on getting this new addition hooked up to the shed for months, but thankfully, my dad was able to come…