Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Meet our trusty Henny-Penny.

The broodiest banty on the farm!
She hatched 17 full sized eggs one year, traveled to both my daughters farm and a friends farm to successfully hatch and raise chicks for them, sat on three nests in one year, and easily adopted these three duck eggs, sat the extra days required to hatch duck eggs, and patiently waited for the third egg to hatch,even after these first two were out looking around at the world. She stayed with them and continued to 'mother' them even after they had grown to 'tower' above her small stature.

You can vote for Henny-Penny in the Tractor supply 'Flaunt your flock'
contest going on till April 25th. by clicking on this link.

Once a mother, always a mother! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We have a winner...........

WE HAVE A WINNER, in our 'waiting for spring' contest over on our Facebook page!
Actually TWO winners! No one had today's date, but Catherine Marks had March 19 and Lynn Bradford had March 21 so you both win! Congratulations !

           .....And just HOW did this JONQUIL know today was the first day of spring ?????

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog hop...............

There's a wonderful blog hop going on over at Tilly's nest, chicken's, seed starting, crafting, and so much more check them out here.

Waiting for spring......................

An updated view of our Jonquil bed here at JonquilJunction....
Last week: March 10

And this week: March 17

Still waiting for the first bloom, head on over to our Facebook page to enter out "waiting for spring contest'' and guess when YOU think they'll bloom!

Monday, March 17, 2014

What am I thinking????

Meet another one of our rescue animals at JonquilJunction............ Gunner... part plot hound, part something else.... All HOUND DOG!
"It's gonna be another 'two dog' night and yet they only let the cats inside"

Friday, March 14, 2014

Skillet cornbread

A hearty cornbread that makes a meal

1/2 lb lean Hamburger or Sausage
1 onion chopped fine
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

 In a ten inch cast-iron skillet (or other oven safe pan) Saute together until the meat is cooked, drain off any fat.

In a separate bowl mix together:

1 1/3 cups cornmeal
2/3 cup flour
2 T. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 15 oz. can cream corn
2 T. vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk

Combine all ingredients and stir just until moistened pour over meat and onions in pan and bake at 350* for 20 minutes, sprinkle top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and bake 10 more minutes.

****NOTE: you can use 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix instead of the dry ingredients in this recipe, just fix according to recipe instead of fixing by box.

This dish is a good base for a meal year round~~~Some ideas:

*in winter serve with a pot of beans or vegetable soup
*in spring serve with fresh greens and boiled new potatoes
*in summer add potato salad and fresh sliced tomatoes   
*in fall serve with baked sweet potatoes and fresh green beans
Check out Little house living's Old fashioned recipe swap to see this and other great recipe's

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Waiting for spring" contest

Since our cat's campaign to "end winter now" was very unsuccessful :) we've decided instead to have a "waiting for spring contest over on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/jonquiljunction
All you have to do to enter is head over there and Like our page!

Waiting for spring contest: (Clues at bottom of this post)
According to the calendar spring will arrive in just 2 weeks.
Some of us are having a hard time believing this though.. so we are going to have a little contest while we are "waitin...g for spring''
What the winner will get~
$5 off any of our products that are over $20.00
20% off any of our products that are under $20.00
Contest rules:
You must be a member of our page to enter (have 'liked' it)
You can only guess once (to give more people a chance)
You need to post your guess under the pinned post (at top of our page) to be sure we see it
Sharing of our page is not required~ but it would be appreciated
Contest will run until the first Jonquil blooms, then we will pick the winner (whoever chose the closest date to the first bloom)
(((By 'liking' you enter and agree that this promotion is in no way associated with, administered by, or endorsed by Facebook; and acknowledge a complete release of Facebook by your participation.)))
CLUE #1 (pictures below)
This is what our Jonquil bed looks like today (March 6th)
All across our state the Jonquil&Daffodil festivals are beginning this weekend(March 7-8)
CLUE #3 We live in Northern Arkansas in the Ozarks~~
Planting zone 6
CLUE #4 Our Jonquil bed is on a NORTH slope (if you live on one you know this makes a difference )
CLUE #5 Our Jonquils have always bloomed in March before 

CLUE #6 it was 4* here four days ago (March 3rd) and it is forecast to be 72*
four days from now (March 10) .......................................

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Copper earrings

Copper earrings