After dealing with work stress (ongoing!) and some health things that needed taken care of , I've been away for too long. Add nearly two feet of snow, constant cold and, well, me, the girl who gets cold at 70 degrees-- Let's just say I've been hibernating. A few things have been going on, as… Continue reading Eat My Eggs, I’ll Eat You
Originally, I was going to post about my pumpkins or a full post on our new rabbit hutch system in all its glory. Then, something crazy happened today. It turns out, you're never too old for surprises. So, instead, I've decided to give you an update on the animals you haven't seen since they were… Continue reading Critter Update
Handing the Garden Over
I'm giving in. I have handed the garden over to the chickens. These past few weeks, I haven't been giving the garden the attention it needs, or that it deserved. I've put at least 1 bushel of tomatoes in the compost, likely more. I've let at least another half bushel or bushel go bad on… Continue reading Handing the Garden Over
Let the eggs roll!
If I had posted last Friday evening, this picture above is what you would have seen. Finally some ripened tomatoes, enough to make sauce. More white scallop squash, my new favorite. Raspberries from the sticks we planted. And our first egg. I've been told the photo makes it look pink, but this is a white… Continue reading Let the eggs roll!
Update with Pictures
It's over 90 degrees here. The bees are so hot they're bearding across the front and sides of their hive, and reaching to the back. One hive is strong--the other I don't think will make it to winter, let alone through winter. I was proud of how well our garden was growing until I saw… Continue reading Update with Pictures
Incubating Eggs – Round 1
Warning: Behind the cut are pictures of cracked open eggs--some simply scrambled, some with development. If that bothers you, please don't click, or find a way to hide the pictures. There is a picture of cute baby chicks at the very end of this post. If you remember, back in June I got some hatching… Continue reading Incubating Eggs – Round 1
As I tucked myself into bed tonight, I thought of all the things I should have done today: I should have put in another hour of work so I would have less work come morning I should have written out the wedding invitations instead of buying return labels I should have written a story I… Continue reading Scaredy Cat
A Quiet Morning
This was one of the quietest mornings we've had in a long time. We left the windows open. We came back late. We were tired. Huck would move around in his crate. But nothing too loud. Nothing that would wake you and keep you up. I almost missed it. I almost hoped one of the… Continue reading A Quiet Morning
A year ago today, I was scrambling around my kitchen to finish up potato salad and make cheddar/pepper venison patties for a bonfire that night. I headed out at 12 to go to wine tastings (and wine bottle tastings) with a group of friends. We rode down the road in the Jeep with the top… Continue reading Birthday Chicken
Maryland Poultry Swap Haul
Yesterday we went to the Maryland Poultry Swap out at Green Hill Farm. This is a bi-annual event that Erin (owner of Green Hill Farm) runs every June and September. I think this was the third year, but I can't be sure because it's the first for me! All I can say is I cannot… Continue reading Maryland Poultry Swap Haul