Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

A Fair Price For Memories.

I am a big believer in the fact that you don’t need money to make memories.  Every time I see the Disney ad “Let the Memories Begin” paired with special rates of “only $2500.00 for a family of 4!”  I have to laugh.  We budget our annual vacation at $400.  For a family of 6.  [...]

Ho hum.

At first I thought I was getting old.  After all, there were some signs.  After years of highlighting my hair, God saw fit to give me some natural highlights.  You know, to save me the trouble and all.  Ask and ye shall receive, I guess.  Um,… thanks.

Plus there are many times when I enter the [...]

Mountain Country.

I know I am fudging it when I say we live in the country.  It used to be the country.  When we first moved here the 2 surrounding towns had nothing except for a post office.  And the local post office is still only open from 8:30am-12pm and 2pm-4:30pm.  In small towns we often close [...]

Nesting.

For the last few days I have been nesting.
No, not that kind of nesting.  Really, how could you assume such horrible things about me?
This is the kind of nesting that comes after a short burst of cold weather.  Because, like any good ant knows, cold nights and chilly mornings means time is running out to [...]

The Big Stink.

It’s the time of year when our commitment to sustainability is truly tested.  No, I don’t mean when we have to choose between the seedless or seeded watermelon—convenient GMO produce vs. old-fashioned spit-as-you-go produce.  That’s the June test of our commitment to sustainability.  Although this summer, after several years of seedless-watermelon-consuming guilt, I discovered seedless [...]

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