Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Throw Back Thursday: Wings.

I tasted it for the first time last summer.  It had been a long time since I traveled up north with the kids.  The last time I loaded them up in the car and drove them to see my aunts and uncles and their great-grandmother, we all looked like this:

You might notice that 1 of [...]

Patience and Hope.

Several years ago we bought some pathetic root-bound peach and pear trees from a nursery closing down for the approaching winter.  They were only $5 each and came without any guarantees.  Which was fine because we lacked any open sunny places to plant them.  $5 was all we wanted to spend for trees that we [...]

Throw Back Thursday: Wedding Blues.

Most of my writing-time was replaced with kid-time over the summer.  Also, weeding-the-garden-time.  And the always enjoyable mowing-the-yard-again-time.  But I did take some pictures and I did have some thoughts.  They were random thoughts then and are mostly irrelevant thoughts now, but isn’t the entire point of a blog to force other people to read [...]

Appreciation Days.

This is how we are, people.  It’s true.  We want, but we don’t appreciate.  We waste, and then act surprised when it’s gone.   The first squash of the season was a delectable thrill.  The blinding yellow of the crookneck and sunburst, the pure white scallop, the endless shades of green and grey.  The first [...]

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