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Farm Adventures: An Update

A few weeks ago I mentioned that things were about to get real exciting on the farm… One of those exciting things was that I…

Life With Birds

When I first thought about bringing chickens to the farm… well…there wasn’t much thought, actually. I happened to be at Tractor Supply, and there happened…

December 8, 2014 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chickens & Colors

Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies…

October 21, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Around the Farm: Wildlife Invasion

Most of the time I like to hole up on the farm like a hermit in all of the hours that I’m not at my…

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

I suspect it comes as no surprise to anyone when I say that I’m a little Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish. (Often leaning heavily towards Hyde.) Let me just…

Gains & Losses

I went in to my “vacation” week just barely holding on to all of the details of my life … all of the details– sleep,…

A Week of Farm Work

I’m on “vacation” from my day-job this week, which, naturally, means I have a list of projects to tackle on the farm that even my…

Around The Farm: Out & About

Through all of the snow, and plowing, and shoveling, and the general freezing-off of our collective ass this Winter, everyone on the farm dreamed of…

The Merging of the Nuggets

It turns out there are a lot of theories on when to move young chickens in to an established flock. Some say you’ll know when…

Good Things: The Nugget Edition

You guys might have gathered from my recent posts (or lack thereof) that the last couple of months have been particularly challenging. I finally had…

End of the Garden 2013: Planning for Next Year

Over the weekend I finally got around to cleaning out all of those raised beds I built and grew an overwhelming amount of tomatoes in…

November 20, 2013 | 26 Comments | Read the Full Article

Dutch Door: In Progress

Do you guys know how many swear words I use every single time I have to install a door by myself? Pretty much all of…

November 18, 2013 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

First Snow

Well, this happened… Pretty sure that three weeks ago I was working outside in a tank-top. Yep. Definitely was. I’d be surprised, but this is…

November 13, 2013 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Last Hundred Feet

The pasture fence may actually qualify as the most overwhelming project of 2013, which was completely unexpected because the pasture fence that MysteryMan and I…

November 10, 2013 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Farmers Auction

Probably the most important item on my “prep for winter” list was to stock up on hay for the donkeys. Since they came to the…

October 29, 2013 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article