Chick Days We bought our chicks for the year last week. Ten Red Crosses from the ‘senior’ group at the farm store. I look for the oldest chicks I can find at the store for a number of reasons. In the first day or two at least one chick will die no matter how carefully… Continue reading July 1st, 2019 –Chick Days
All the ways we work to reduce the amount of trash and plastic we generate and use here at the farm.
Sewing with… Not Nancy, although I could really use her help. Kyle is getting married in April and of course needs a dress. I’ve been hauling my wedding dress around through countless moves; even before I had a daughter it came along with us and found a place to live in hermetically sealed splendor until… Continue reading February 25th, 2019 — Sewing With …
When the Chickens Come Home to Roost Does anyone remember back to 1999 when Y2K was going to wipe out civilization as we know it? All because the year portion of the date on computers was the last 2 digits only; how would the computer know it was 2000? Our cars, modern medical technology, phones,… Continue reading February 18th, 2019 — When Chickens Come Home to Roost
Signs of Spring There’s another winter weather advisory on for tonight until Wednesday but I’m not worried about that because spring is right around the corner. I know this because our mailbox has been filling with seed catalogs since December. Most of those get thrown straight away. No matter how seductive the pictures of fruits… Continue reading February 11th, 2019 — Signs of Spring
I’m Marieing It Marie is now a verb in our house. As in, “I Maried a drawer today.” We started watching Tidying Up on Netflex and wound up binge watching. It is so incredibly restful watching Marie Kondo waging war on mess and clutter that you can’t help but watch. Crying babies fall asleep when… Continue reading January 17th — I’m Marieing It
The Woodstove I look at the calendar and think November 1st is the perfect day to start using the woodstove. That gives us an October of Indian Summer weather to cut, split and stack a winter’s worth of wood, and on the 31st the kids can go trick or treating without having to wear… Continue reading October 22nd 2018 — The Woodstove