Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Loss & Hope – A Duck’s Tale

Two days ago, while doing the morning chores, it was discovered that we'd lost a duck to a predator. Feathers everywhere under The Grandmother Tree, a limp body in the acequia, scared siblings, and a missing momma. We were in a rush to leave the property with a sick toddler in tow, a day of juggling said, sick toddler and mandatory work…
Citrus Marmalade

Citrus Marmalade

I spent a good portion of the weekend making two batches of citrus Marmalade. . . Grapefruit Marmalade and Meyer Lemon Marmalade. . . And I couldn't be happier for it! See, it was quite serendipitous that Angi was offering some of her excess (completely delicious and organic) Meyer Lemons and Grapefruits at the same time I was learning about…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee... I'd greet you with a big fat hug (if you're amenable to those) and tell you how happy I am to see you!  Though we don't see each other often enough, it's always such a treat to share a cuppa with you! I'd thank you for joining me on this cold, rainy morning and I'd ask…
Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Muscovy Duck Cuddles

Who knew that Muscovy Ducks would become some of my very favorite critters on the farm?! Don't get me wrong, I have a deep affinity for the chickens and goats and turkeys and barn kitties and dogs, too!  But the ducks just have me feeling all warm and fuzzy these days :-) From their quiet nature (no squawking from these…
Barn Dance

Barn Dance

Just because sometimes one needs to move. . . And another needs to smile (or even laugh in appreciation) at the silliness of it all. . . I share with you today. . . Jay Lavery's Barn Dance. I dare you to dance a little yourself today (and every day and as often as possible), just because you can :-)…
Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

Morning Walk – New Year’s Day

In order to celebrate a proper closing of 2016 and ring in the New Year with a (relative) bang, some friends spent the night with us on New Year's Eve with their three-year-old. The kids played and watched a couple of movies while we ate a Steam Pot, enjoyed desert, and treated ourselves to some Adult Beverages before we all…