Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

Oh, really?

There was football today?  Really?  I didn’t notice at first.
Because I took advantage of the snow day to dig out my owl box.  I’ve been collecting recycling and metal odds and ends for a long time  because I wanted to make some of these owls for the garden.

I spread out all the supplies I’ve been [...]

Not To Scale.

Not too long ago I sat in a continuing education class about drug addiction.  The speaker, a recovering addict, told us that on a happiness scale most people live at about a 5 or 6 out of 10 on a daily basis.  He mentioned that we generally only experience a 10 out of 10 for [...]

This Is Why We Clean.

I spend a lot of mornings around the kitchen sink.  It’s where I wash the breakfast dishes, where I cut and rinse fruit and veggies for lunchboxes, where I stand and watch the birds on the feeder while waiting for coffee to brew.  Above the sink I have a row of plants on the windowsill [...]

Winter Duck.

There are lots of ways to know when winter has finally arrived.  We don’t use snow or ice as an indicator around here because that is usually a surprise attack that occurs just as the season is on its way out.  And cold temperatures aren’t enough because we are lucky enough to have 70 degree [...]

Day Two.

It’s the time of year for resolutions.  So I resolved to finish planning our trip out west this summer.  By “finish”  I mean get started and get finished.  All in one fell swoop.  Apparently the National Park rangers like to be notified that you’re coming at least 6 months in advance or they won’t hold [...]

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