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postheadericon Eggciting Contest for National Egg Month

May is officially National Egg Month according to the American Egg Board. It’s time to celebrate our “incredible, edible eggs” and our lovely hens who provide them to us.

May is National Egg Month at Red Barn Blue Skies

National Egg Month

If you’re like me, your hens are kicking the egg production into overdrive. You probably have fresh eggs overflowing the counters, fridge, and everywhere else you can put them. While you’re working on putting different storage methods to use, you can also try to win some great prizes with your own recipes!

Enter the Egg Challenge Contest sponsored by the American Egg Board. Celebrate with them on social media and share your favorite ways to use eggs in your everyday diet. You can win some great prizes – even an awesome KitchenAid Mixer similar to this one!

Hurry and go enter your own egg recipe- just like this personal favorite of mine – Chile Relleno Casserole. Yum!

You can enter once a day so go out and share those ideas.


postheadericon New Name for a Wedgie

What is it? What is it?

The names everyone came up with were amazing! You all are very creative. We’ll have to put it out there again next time we have a baby to name..So without further ado……

Introducing: Phantom Sunday Gambler

The winner of the horse-themed prize is LemonVerbenaLady! She came up with Phantom which is such a perfect description of his little face. The group played with it until Phantom Sunday Gambler came out of the brainstorming.  Of course, Pops promptly declared “I don’t care what you put on the papers, I’m still calling him “Wedgie”.

The winner of the random drawing for the notecards is: Susan!

Congratulations to you both and thank you all for joining in on the fun. Be sure to stay tuned as we have a BIG giveaway from CSN Stores later this week! It’s one you won’t want to miss.

postheadericon 200th Post – Name the Wedgie Contest & Giveaway


I can’t believe 200 posts have come and gone! I’m pretty happy to have reached this little milestone with all of you.  Thanks for all of your support.

In celebration, we’re having the contest/giveaway that I have been hinting about for several weeks. It’s a pretty easy one.  It’s called:
“Name the Wedgie”


My name is Wedgie, what’s yours?

The Facts:  Wedgie can’t go through life with such an undignified name.  He needs something a bit more pompous and grown-up sounding.  (Don’t worry, he’ll always be the Wedge – just not on his registration paperwork.)

I’m too cute for my own good.

So dear readers, your task is simple.  Come up with a name fit for a BIG boy.  It can be anything you dream up.  In order to help you out a bit, the way we usually come up with names for our registered horses is to make up a combination with the names of the dam and sire or even older generations.

For example, Wedgie’s mama is Roulette Gambler and his daddy is Sunday Sailor.  So you can do something with these names or go completely in another direction.  The Lemon Verbena Lady  has suggested Phantom due to his mask-like markings on his face – very cool idea, btw.  Mr. MoonCat took that a step further to come up with Gambler’s Phantom Sailor.  See how that works?  Play with it..

My mommy loves me, even when I’m bad
The Big Daddy – Sunday Sailor
If you want even more names to work with, Wedgie’s granddams were Sunshine N Smoke and Sunny Miss Doc.  His grandsires were Patti’s Gamblin Man and Sunday Butcher.  Since Wedge is destined to be a gelding and not used for breeding, his family names aren’t critical, so have fun with making names up!
I’m going to leave this contest open until Monday, July 26th.  At that time, I’ll get all the names together and run them by the boss (Dad) and see which name tickles his fancy and we’ll have a winner!  The winner will receive a horse themed prize package. 🙂  Sorry, you won’t win Wedgie – he’d be a pain to mail out to ya!

BUT WAIT, don’t put your thinking caps on just yet!  We’re also going to have a random winner just because I want to celebrate the fact that I’ve finally put more cards and new things in my Etsy shop and because you’re all such a great group to have around!

If you are my lucky random winner, you will get to choose 3 cards from the store.  So there are actually 2 chances for everyone to be a winner in this contest and giveaway.  If you don’t want to wait until the contest is over, I’m running a sale offering FREE SHIPPING when you buy 2 or more items. The sale runs through the end of July.

To enter the contest to name Wedgie, simply leave a comment with your name suggestion.  Don’t be shy, Dad has a sense of humor too so bring em on.  Yours could be the one!
If you want to also be in the random drawing for the 3 cards, tell me which cards you would choose from MoonCat Farms Marketplace if you’re the lucky winner.

Mandatory: You don’t have to suggest a name to be in the random drawing, but you do have to tell me the cards you like best – I’m nosy that way.

Please be sure that you leave me a way to contact you if your email isn’t attached to your blog profile.

postheadericon Tea, I must have Tea….

Planting and life in the garden has been keeping myself and the hubby really busy these last few weeks. Spring has sprung around here & we’re outside until dark or after just about every night. I am almost ready to launch our etsy store and start offering several of our herb-based products on our website. It is amazing the amount of time involved trying to get a website up and running that is actually easy to use and get around. Details, details….

Most evenings I enjoy a cup of tea to help unwind & decide on the next day’s TO-DO list. I LOVE tea and I really like to experiment and try different blends. I was so surprised and thrilled to have my name drawn as a winner of a Tea Sampler from Sarah at Herbs from the Labyrinth. My prize included 15 of her different hand-blended teas that have such awesome names as Moontime Tea, Lover’s Tea, Spring in My Step, FemininiTea, Dandy Lion Tea, Hush-A-Bye, Strong As Nails, SereniTea, SmarTea, DigestiviTea, Nursing Mother Tea, Endo-Liver Tea, Love Your Liver Tea, and Mid-Summer Tea. I’m finding that so far my favorite is the Lover’s Tea – YUM.. (photo below is from her website)

If you haven’t heard about this fun & very knowledgeable group of herbal enthusiasts/entrepreneurs, you must check out their weekly contest that is running through May. Each week, each of the 10 blogs holds a drawing for a wonderful item made by one of the other participants. I believe this week’s prize is being offered by Aquarian Bath. Go check it out and have fun exploring some really neat blogs & websites. You may get lucky like I did & have a wonderful new product to try and enjoy.

Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti’s Potions
PrairieLand Herbs
Aquarian Bath
The Rosemary House
Natures Gift
Torchsong Studio
The Essential Herbal
Garden Chick
SunRose Aromatics