Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Experience Selling on Craigslist

      There was a lot of conversation in the comments of the last post on this, so I thought I would share with ya'll about it. Craigslist is not a bad thing. It is a tool that can be used for good and not so good. Just like the internet can be abused, some people take advantage of innocent people on Craigslist. I just want ya'll to have a heads up if you're thinking about selling on Craigslist. There are people (scammers or spammers) who will contact your contact number or email. They will leave a link that is highlighted in blue (that's the color on my phone and computer). They want you to click on that link. DON'T!!!! If you do, they can have access to your computer and accounts and wipe you out! Thank goodness I never clicked on those links before I knew! Someone my husband knows who knows about things like that explained it to him and then hubs told me. Now I'm telling you. It makes sense! Most of the people who contacted like that had an out of state phone number. Some were in this state but a different town. The last one was even from this area! So you never know! Just use caution!

      Overall, my experience with Craigslist was good. I sold the main thing I was hoping to. My goats! I also sold my older hens. They were gone in 24 hours! I will use Craigslist to sell chickens, but I'm not sure if I'll use it to sell anything else. No one was interested in the piano or pool. But now that the weather is warming up, I may advertise the pool again. I'll let you know how that goes.

      The temps have been in the mid seventies this week, so I've been outside a lot! There's been so many changes in the blooms on trees and the color of the grass. Everything is turning green again! It's so beautiful this time of year! And the fruit trees put off the most wonderful perfume! The only thing, the temps are supposed to drop below freezing Saturday night, and I hope it doesn't hurt the bloomed out fruit trees! For the last couple of years, we have experienced cooler Spring temps and later frosts. But by April 15 we should be able to set out garden plants like tomatoes and such. I can hardly wait! My seedlings are growing nicely. I hope the weather is turning warmer where you live. You could always move further South, in my opinion. Have a great day! Blessings from Bama!

The nectarine tree in bloom.

Blooming plum tree. Smells awesome!

The girls having fun with Uncle Randy!

Love the expression on Yasmine's face!

I love to capture scenes like this!

Americauna chicks.

The tulip tree may be small but the blooms are beautiful!

The forsythia is outstanding!

See the clematis bloom about to open? Blooms are all over this vine!

Do you know what this is?

Future egg layers! Do you see the grey chick?

The BEST lemon cheesecake I ever made!

Pear tree with blooms.

The first time the apricot tree has bloomed. You should smell the fragrance!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Warmer Weather and Rain!

      Hey ya'll! So glad to be enjoying warmer weather! Spring is making it's debut around here. Softly but subtly. At first, the trees look the same. But if you look closer, you'll see hues of red and purple. It's really pretty! The maple tree is dropping little red blooms or something. I noticed the ground as I was walking down the hill to feed the girls. All of my goats are for sale, by the way. I'm not getting milk from them so they are not paying for their keep. I only want farm animals that produce for me; not me for them. The chickens are finally laying an egg or two a day. Yay! I was happy to get two whole eggs today because the other day, they had been eaten. We think the rooster is doing it. Yes, I said rooster. He just started crowing this week! We thought we had sold all the roosters! Surprise! He doesn't have tail feathers like a rooster, but his comb is definitely like one. Got to find him a new home! If ya'll want a rooster, let me know!

      I have had a lot of scammers contact me from my items listed on Craigslist. I even contacted the police, but of course they can't do anything at this time. They told me to ignore them and be careful. That's exactly what I'm doing. I did sell the Silhouette Cameo. Yay! It caused me more stress that it was worth! I'm glad to get it sold and move on. Now to sell the swimming pool, ab bench, and piano. These things are taking up valuable space. I don't use them and hope that God sends the right buyers soon! I am going to be very choosy from now on about what I bring onto the homestead! No more impulse buying! Sometimes, however, you just don't know until you try something. Like with recipes. I am cooking jambalya for dinner today. It calls for a lot of chopped veggies and different types of meat. If it doesn't taste good, that would be a waste. But how will we know if I don't cook it? Most of the time, my recipes are keepers. I hope this one is! All I've got done on it now is the rice or I would show ya'll a picture. I usually post photos on Instagram if you'd like to follow along.

      We enjoyed the girls this past weekend! They were so happy to be here! We always have the most fun together! I'm so glad I get to spend time with them as they are growing up too fast! I hope the snow is melting where you live and Spring weather comes soon! I'm running around in shorts and flip-flops, outside! I'll send you some warmth! Have a great day! Blessings from Bama!

It's so hard to believe we had this much snow!

My four beauties!

Although it may not look like it, this bread is yummy! It's a from scratch pull-apart, garlic, cheese bread.

These are chicken pot pies.

Isn't she gorgeous!

The rain made them droop.