August 24, 2011


We had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. I was pretty consistent with the watering and I think that really helped. Last year I was too hot and hugely pregnant to go out and even turn on the hose, so we didn't get that many. This year we have eaten tomatoes, given them away, frozen them and feed the rejects to the dastardly chickens (lest you thought I was too mean last post).

This year we grew large tomatoes like Better Boy, roma tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. One of the plants we put in was a little whim. I just happened to be in Home Depot and picked up an orange cherry tomato plant. This turned out to be a VERY happy decision. They were the sweetest little things, like popping candy. I took a photo of the tag and I highly recommend getting this plant next year. I know I will be planting it again!

Be sure to try out what I like to call "Summer on a Fork" saladCaprese Salad Appetizers or maybe Creamy Tomato Dip with the end of summer's bounty before it's gone.


August 20, 2011

Chickens are NOT Good Gardeners

The girls are making me crazy and I think the feeling is mutual. I refuse to let them out of their coop right now because every time I do, this is what happens....

And they don't even eat the whole thing! Who do they think they are??!!  I planted those seeds, watered them and fertilized them. All of sudden, I've lost complete ownership rights??  When they started going after the tomatoes, it was the last straw. They are doing jail time until the garden peters out - with no chance of parole.


Sam's Club Winner

Congratulations to Soccermom1 who won the Sam's Club gift card.

And thank you all for commenting. It's wonderful to know that you are out there. Sometimes in the blog world you begin to wonder if anyone is reading. Please, please leave me a comment from time to time, even if it's just to say "hi". I would really love to know what you think.


August 17, 2011

Sam's Club Gift Card Giveaway - Again!!

Closed - winner soccermom1

My first Sam's Club giveaway went so well, I am doing it again! Now is a great time to shop at Sam's since they have a ton of products with Box Tops on them. Get money for your school all while enjoying Cheerios or Nature Valley granola bars.

We shop at Sam's Club for all kinds of things. I've tried the competitors and didn't like them for one reason or another. I love that at Sam's we have a business membership and I can go as early as 7am before the regular crowd. We purchase flour (which apparently makes a good nap place), chicken breasts, ground beef, raisins, laundry detergent, dish washer soap, diapers, paper towels, tp, tissues, peanut butter, batteries, and other random items. I also usually purchase gas when we go, since it's a few cents cheaper. I want to share the Sam's love.

I'm thrilled to let you know Sam's Club and General Mills (through My Blog Spark) have given me a $25 gift certificate to giveaway to one lucky reader. You will need a membership at Sams. All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post (if you get my emails or on Facebook, you need to go to post on the web). One lucky winner will be chosen Friday night (Aug 19th) at midnight.

You can have up multiple chances to win! Please leave separate comments for EACH entry and be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. All of them are easy…you ready?…

•Simply leave a comment with what you buy at Sam's on this post (on the blog, not on facebook)
•Share this post on Facebook by hitting the FB button at the bottom of the post
•Follow Chickenville on Google Friend Connect – be sure to leave your GFC name.
•Subscribe to Chickenville by RSS or Email
•Add a link to my blog on your site (in blog roll etc.)
•Add my blog button to your site
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Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. This giveaway will close Friday Aug 19th at midnight.

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