Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.


“You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.” Charles F. Kettering I like this quote.  Because I can relate to a stubbed toe.  A lot of quotes are a little too lofty for […]

Drunken gardening.

I still remember the day we we started.  I remember because my camera dates the pictures when I download them to the laptop.  Which is a very handy feature.  I think I may start taking pictures of the does and bucks when they are managing their personal business.  Sure would help with kidding season.  Although […]


Apparently a lot of people don’t like their birthday.  I think that’s because they are doing it wrong.  Most people think of their birthday as the day that signifies that they are another year older.  That’s entirely missing the point.  A birthday is a day when you can walk around doing whatever you please while […]

Automatic Feeder.

It’s not that hard to create a monster.  I should know.  I do it all the time. I thought it was cute that Luna knew where the dog biscuits were kept in the pantry.  “Oh, look!  Luna went to get her own biscuit.  Ha ha!”  It was actually only cute for the first week.  Now, […]

iDid it.

The iPad is not so much a modern tool of technology as it is a wedge.  A simple old fashioned tool.  Used to pry apart every parent and their teenage children. Ever since Big and Pretty saved up to buy an iPad they have lost all sense of the work ethic, diligence, and family connectedness […]


Last Monday was a bad day.  The kind of day where you drag your comforter downstairs, huddle under it with the kids on the couch, and watch the rain outside the window.  While listening to Billie Holiday.  With Deep Song on repeat.  That kind of bad. Which meant there was nothing to do on Tuesday […]

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