Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Apparently, I Am A Boater.

Every once in a while you have to change your mind about something.  Just to keep your life fresh and exciting.  And also to confuse those around you. Take boating, for example.  For years I thought I was not a boater.  Oh, The Other Half has friends with boats and we’ve been out on the […]

You Said It, Coffee Cup.

I forgot the little ones were out of school for next 3 weeks. So I was up at 5:15 am, stumbling around the kitchen, hoping to gulp down a cup of coffee, catch a bit of news, and start the bacon for breakfast before they got up at 5:30 am. But it was still quiet […]

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”

When Little was back in kindergarten his teacher had a funny saying.  Whenever the kids got an answer right or were being recognized for good behavior, Mr. K. would shout, “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!” It was an odd turn of phrase.  There are a lot of odd southern sayings but none of us were familiar […]

Homeland Security.

We rest easy at our place. Bruno is in charge of alerting us to any vehicles coming up the driveway.  Also, making us aware of any bikers that are approaching the vicinity.  No biker may pass without an escort for the length of our property line.  Then there’s the heron that tries to get into his pond.  Oh, […]

Looks Like We Made It After All.

The kids and I went to a friend’s art show last night. I know, shocking, right?  I didn’t even realize I had kids who were old enough to go to an art show without ripping the paintings off the walls, rubbing their fingers on all the canvases, and saying things like, “This is cute, but […]


It was a big mistake.  The kind of mistake that you look back and say, “Why did we do that?”  But, of course, we didn’t know.  How could we? We didn’t know that morning when we had a bunch of kids over to play that he would arrive.  We didn’t know until they started yelling […]

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