Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

I’m Cold.

Winter arrived and it got cold.  Because that’s how that works.  I realize many of you live in areas of the country with much colder winter temperatures than we have here.  But I’ve heard that living in the South makes our blood thinner, so that we are more susceptible to cold.  I’ve also heard that [...]

Multi-tasker.

It’s still raining.  Which is better than all the snow they are forecasting for up north.  So I won’t complain.  Especially since The Other Half and Middle scrubbed the bathrooms this weekend, leaving me with just the usual vacuum and mop for today.  Obviously I won’t get to cutting back the asparagus ferns, weeding the [...]

Three Sunny Days.

Day One:  Are You Kidding Me?

I was shocked when I saw the sun.

But I wasn’t going to stand around waiting for it to disappear.  As soon as the morning cleaning was done, I hit the garden.  For weeks I haven’t made it to garden before dark.  Instead I show up with a flashlight, rummaging under [...]

Fan Club.

Look who stopped by.

That’s right.  One of my good friends left her 3 year old son, Luke, with me while she took care of some business in town.  Luckily, I still have one closet shelf and one drawer filled with toys for the Under 5 crowd.  The pickings were slim but even though the Rescue [...]

Be Careful.

I know the news anchors tell you to make sure your pets are taken care of during cold temperatures.  And they encourage you to bring pets, including dogs, inside when it’s below freezing.
Be careful.  Very, very careful.
Because your pet may just decide to nap in the sunny spot in front of the wood stove.

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