Chickens

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What may look like a simple egg…

What may look like a simple egg…

...is really a sign of hope... a sign that the days really are getting longer... a sign that Spring (though two months away) really is just around the bend... and therefore totally worthy of a photo shoot! Yes, for months we've only gotten one or two beautiful, dark brown, Maran eggs each day, but yesterday also brought us the tiniest,…
Up Close

Up Close

In the Quiet that is January, I've been allowing myself the space to rest... to do nothing...or very little... while dreaming big and allowing my desires to float up to the top and dance in front of my imagination. In the Quiet that is January, I've been brainstorming ways to make this part-time homesteading gig a full time one... how…
Just a Dusting

Just a Dusting

Well, after all the hype (and hope), we didn't get much snow out of the storm last night. It sure was pretty when the sun came out this morning, though! However, there was just enough snow on the ground to freak out the chickens and make the dogs act like puppies again, so I'll take it :-) xoxo, M
Chop Wood, Carry Water

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Or maybe it's chop water, carry wood? When the nights dip low enough to leave a nice thick layer of ice on the goat's water and you have to jab at it with the nearest, sharpest object... And the forecast calls for even lower temps and the potential for rain fall to shift into snow flurries and the house is…
The Changing Seasons – August and September in Review

The Changing Seasons – August and September in Review

If you're keeping track, you might have noticed that I skipped my monthly reflection for August...and you might even notice that my reflection for September is a full two weeks late... Geez... Yeah, the past few months have been a whirlwind of work, property and animal upkeep, and...oh yeah! the planning, prepping for and actual celebration of our marriage! So,…
Holding Steady

Holding Steady

The mice are moving into and taking over the chicken coop, but so are the (baby) bull snakes. The hose that feeds the water to the chicken coop busted, spewing water all over the place, but it's almost time to remove it anyway and unhook it from the spigots due to impending frosts, so we'll just remove it now and…
Life, Unfiltered

Life, Unfiltered

Technology allows us to edit and crop the real life out of the "real lives" we all share via our websites and on social media.   As a blogger, I want to document our journey while creating a pretty, inviting space that you, my dear reader, want to spend some time exploring. The truth is, though, real life, unfiltered, isn't…