Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

The Do Over.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t get a do over in life.  Because you do.  Happens all the time.  Especially around here.  Around here we rarely get anything right on the first try.  So we have a lot of empathy for anyone or anything that needs a second chance.
Orphans and strays are our [...]

That Friday Feelin’.

You know that Friday feelin’?
When you’re well rested, the first kids get on the bus at 6:30am, the last one gets on at 8:15am, and the whole day stretches out before you.
When The Other Half left the kitchen spotless and there are clean milk jars in the dishwasher.
When the trail of feathers in the barnyard [...]

Double Down.

Every year I make the same exact mistake.  In January I carefully make diagram after diagram of the summer garden.  I arrange the plants, move the beds, build trellisses, and make compost heaps.  All on paper.  Because these things are much easier to move on paper than they are in real life.  I especially consider [...]

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