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

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jersey Heifer!

Score! Grampa has been talking about getting a milk cow for quite a while now. Yesterday he took the lambs to the sale barn and came home with 4 little bottle calves, an one is a Jersey heifer! This little one was born April 5th. Quite a while ago our granddaughter Olivia, who lives in England, asked her Grampa to buy her a cow so Grampa called her today and told her he finally bought her a cow. She gets to name it.

Here's all 4 of the calves. They love to suck on Grampa's fingers. Got them for $35/each! What a blessing!

Here's a peek inside one of our mini greenhouses. We should have lettuce, spinach, chard, radishes and green onions by market time!

My tomatoes have survived the windstorm.

We had visitor's today. My youngest brought his new girlfriend and her son to meet us. He just loved the tractor! We had a hard time getting him off of it.

What a face!

He really liked the sheep ... as long as they were on the other side of the fence. We've got a few that will allow you to pet them. Jess took Payton into the lot, but Payton wanted nothing to do with it.

God Bless You All!

~Grama Sue

Friday, April 15, 2011


Wednesday was a beautiful day so I decided to take 11 of the monster tomato plants and put them in the garden. The plastic I had bought was much to thin and perforated at intervals, so I decided to shoot over to Kempkers and get some better stuff. On the way back the bridge had broken down, so after an hour, I decided to head south through Keokuk. What should have been a 30 min. trip wound up taking almost 3!

Yesterday and today have been pretty windy, so I've been working to keep these plastic covered cages from flying away! I'll be so glad when we get a high tunnel! They are designed to stay on the ground. These are designed to fly!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Egg Demonstration

Do you know the difference between an egg that is produced Hy-Vee in Qoutside and one that is produced inside? Stop by the Harrison uincy between 2 and 5:30 today and I'll show you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Movin' On Out

These poor little guys look so lonely! 
Their friends all went out to play, but they are desert plants so they will have to wait another week or two :(

They aren't in the ground yet. Keeping them on the porch for a while to get them used to the outside.

I can take a picture of myself taking a picture! Aren't I talented?

This place is pretty protected from wind, but I'm still a little nervous. Hopefully we will have them all in the ground in a couple of weeks!

We are planning to start doing markets the first week of May. Should be in Nauvoo at the Mini-Mart on Mondays from 3-7 and at the Riverfront in Burlington on Thursdays from 5-7:30. I am so looking forward to it! I love markets. We will have lots of greens, probably some radishes and green onions to start out with. Hopefully, we'll have tomatoes soon too!

I will be in Quincy at the Harrison Street Hy-Vee on Tuesday to do another demonstration. That will probably be the last one for a while. We hope to go to the Tuesday farmer's market at the mall in Quincy all summer to promote our eggs.

See you soon!

God Bless You All!

~Grama Sue