Ten days ago, these little buggers showed up in the mail. They've been in a pen in the barn until tonight when I moved them to the chicken tractor. I didn't want to move them to the chicken tractor tonight! The weather has cooled and it was rainy part of the day and windy all … Continue reading Frankenbabies…
It's 9:30 at night and I am almost done with today's project: freezing green beans. I picked up 20 pounds of green beans from a local farmer yesterday and, unlike tomatoes, green beans don't wait. I didn't like waiting a day even, but that was the timing. I will soon be done blanching the second … Continue reading Snapping Green Beans All Afternoon…It’s All Part of the Dream
Ever since we got the key to the farmhouse back on December 30, 2011, I have been bad about before photos because we wouldn't realize just how "before" things would have to be, and all the layers we'd have to pull off and repairs we'd have to do. This week we are paying someone to … Continue reading Stairs and Upstairs: The “Sort of Before” Photos…
It rained today. In fact, it's still raining. I can hear and smell the gentle summer rain through the open windows. We've had an unusually dry summer, so the rain is welcome. We went all of the month of July without rain, which hasn't happened since 1926. Or at least that's what I heard reported … Continue reading When You Want to Start a Farm, Winter Comes in August
I'm pretty sure these three think I don't have enough to do. That is why they find it necessary to bring dead mice in the house and start devouring them in the dining room, puke on the furniture, spill cat litter all over the mudroom, insist on being fed only an hour after they've been … Continue reading Lazy Cats Keep Me Hopping
Three things to love in this photo: a new clothesline, new fencing and new hay. Sometimes it's nice to see progress outside too. 🙂
Tonight mama hen and baby chick are on the top rung of the ladder. From nesting box and being nestled under mama's feathers to roosting like a big chick and preening itself all pretty. That baby is growing up so fast!