You can find Grama Sue's Rainbow Eggs at:

The Hy Vee on Agency in Burlington, IA


Wednesday - Friday 9am to 1pm at the farm 1/2 mi east of the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High then 3/4 mile North on 1050.

Wednesday 3-7 pm at the Painted Corners on HWY 96 in Lomax, IL


7 - 11 am Keokuk Farmer's Market at the mall

Monday, January 18, 2010

EBay Etsy & WIU Ag Expo

Today's lamb count: 12 with lots more ready to pop!

So, what does Grama Sue do in January? Tax assessing (yuck), EBay sales, making noodles and crafts!

We are supposed to get our books and cards for assessing January 27th. This will be the first time we've got them before summer in 3 years. There's not a tremendous amount to do this year so I'm hoping I can get it done by sometime in March. Grampa and I have been out taking some pictures and measurements. We should have that about done by the end of the month so it should be pretty easy to finish up. I'm not going to know how to do that when I haven't already put in a full day in the garden and at the markets!

Sold the corral to a really neat guy in Missouri and I've been trying to keep something on EBAy all the time just for a few extra bucks. I've also been doing a little crafting and have managed to figure out how to sell on Etsy. Be sure to check out my links to EBay and Etsy in the right hand column!

Here's a couple of things I've made:

Native Wedding Prayer Hoop

Recycled Light Bulb Ornament

At the end of February, I am going to be doing a big show out in Macomb. The WIU Ag Club does a huge farm show every year and they have a craft section. I'm taking my noodles and crafts. I figure I need about 10 Avon boxes full of noodles for this event, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do that. The cold snap has our chickens down to about 1/2 production. They are picking up a little now, but we need a lot of eggs! We had been selling about 50 dozen a week. Now we're only producing about 35 dozen a week.

Want to come see my stuff? I'll be at Western Hall upstairs in the craft section (the north concourse). My booth will be about in the middle on the south side. It's Saturday, Feb 27th 9am-5pm and Sunday Feb28th 10am-4pm. You can get all the details at:

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Global Freezing anyone? We've had 6 lambs in this deep freeze! The kids are here for the weekend. They braved the 10 degree weather to feed the sheep and get a picture. Poor little Tristan was so cold! He was trying to snuggle his face on the lamb!

Earlier in the day, I thought I'd try to get a picture of the lambs. All the sheep came out to see me, but when they figured out I didn't have any food for them, they turned around and headed for the barn.

I ventured out to where only dogs had trod since the snowstorm. The snowdrifts are protecting the beehives from the worst of the wind.

There's a garden under there somewhere!

The chickens have slowed down on their laying. They don't like this weather much. We haven't even bothered to open the chicken shed door for the last few days. They won't come out anyway.

We're hunkered down here! Stay warm everyone!

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue