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On Eating and Incubating Eggs with a Three-Year-Old

On Eating and Incubating Eggs with a Three-Year-Old

I've spent a lot of time thinking about Ember's ability to mentally process the fact that some eggs are for eating and some eggs are for hatching and what that really means for all eggs. At three, she's developmentally at a point in which she questions everything, which is both invigorating and exhausting. She challenges me to think about my…
Sun Spot

Sun Spot

Poor thing looks just miserable, doesn't she? xoxo, M P.S. Happy #FluffyButtFriday!
Broody Buff

Broody Buff

I've been frustrated by the fact that I haven't had time to blog about all of the happenings around the farm these days because of all the happenings around the farm and¬†beyond the farm! And so I've been posting to Instagram in a micro-blogging fashion in an attempt to keep up and while it's a nice alternative and I do…
Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attacked by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…
Akuna – LGD Update

Akuna – LGD Update

Despite all of my angst around this big, white, fluffy, livestock guardian dog (LGD) of ours (between her escapes, her seemingly endless heat cycle, and the necessity for our newly installed electric fencing), I just have to say that... She is doing so well! She has calmed around the chickens and the goats and is so very gentle (though sometimes…
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…
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Believing that we could produce more, consume less and have a positive impact on our environment, all while living on 1/8 acre in the middle of the city, this quote became¬†the mantra of our small family as we began our journey into a homesteading way of life. We spent 7 years building raised beds, chickens coops, and top bars bee…