Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

This is what we do.

It’s true. We have to drive quite a ways to see a movie. And the closest mall isn’t close at all. Even if you decide to go those places, it might take a while.  Because you’re bound to end up behind a farmer and his tractor.  A decent hay rakes takes up a lane and […]


It finally happened.  Today I opened the barn door to the sound of peeps and chirps.  There was Grey Girl, huddled over two freshly hatched chicks, a bright yellow and a mixed tan.  Huh. Back in December, Grey Girl decided she had to have some babies.  She chose a corner of the goat barn and […]

In Memory of Hannah Nov 1997-Feb 2010

There isn’t much that stops me in my tracks.  I have too many things on my to-do list and too many mouths begging for food, attention, and more TV time.  So, when a dog gets old, I just start feeding her in the house, let her sleep upstairs away from the kids and daily commotion, […]

The Nativity

Of course, I had to pause for a moment.  I am tucking in the animals on a winter’s evening.  The water is turned off to keep the hoses from freezing.  The chicken coops are shut and locked.  A peek at the ducks and a visit to the goats to ensure all is well.  All of […]

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