Happens Today…

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What’s happening around your neck of the woods today? (Ignore the dates on the pics…apparently there is an issue ~’oh Oak Tree, fitz the camera pweease.)  Here we are having working/resting day….that’s sounds strange. 🙂 A nasty, sicko child resting on the couch: A generous younger brother playing games with the sick one: A very […]

Do you see what I see?

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I walk around this little piece of property that I call my homestead and this is what I see: My Bleeding Heart.  I think it gets larger and larger each year.  It has been here since we purchased the property nearly eight years ago. Another beauty that came with the homestead: our cherry tree, in […]

Wool Dryer Balls

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I have thought about these, researched these (including how to make them), and have dreamed about (I know, I am weird ~ I own it) the money saving aspect of these.  What exactly are these: Wool Dryer Balls! Can I just tell you I heart these!! After doing some research, I decided that ordering them […]

Baseboard vents…a cleaning nightmare?

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Since we bought our house nearly eight years ago, I have battled with how to clean those itty, bitty, teeny, tiny fins of the baseboard heater.  They collect So. Much. Dust! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love how well a boiler, with baseboard heating warms my home.  (Oh, and ignore all those paint splotches […]

Chicken Run…

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and not the movie! Last weekend (okay, so it started last Friday) the kiddos and I went to the store and bought the fixens for building a chicken run.  Yes, that glorious outdoors arena that the chickens in all their splendor can run around, cluck away, dig up worms, eat grass and well, do all […]

Chicken update…

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It’s a broody world here.  I think I have “advanced” chickens.  LOL  My babies (read that as my first two chickens are only 9 months old and already my charming snarky rooster, Atticus, has started molting.  It is my understanding that this is usually supposed to occur the first time around 1 year.  Guess I […]

The "Village Idiot" strikes again…

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Sometimes I think my son’s dog’s mission is to increase my patience level. Look ~ doesn’t he just look all sweet and cuddly there in my son’s lap?  I see the mischievousness in his eyes because I know it’s there, but do you?  Does he have you fooled?  Whatever you do, do not trust that […]

Is this Molt, that I'm seeing…

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Okay, for some strange reason I have an old 80’s song in my head with this post.  Remember the song, “Is this love” by Whitesnake?  Yah, that is the tune that pops in my head when I think about molting…I know, I am a dork.  I own it.  So, here we go… Is this molt, […]

I agree completely…

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I am not the #1 fan of technology, not by any stretch of the imagination.  I prefer a paper, bound book over an electronic one any day.  Yet, I understand why electronic is becoming a necessary “evil”.  In my case, several books I want to read, but am unwilling to pay $15 – $20 for […]

Chicken Management Binder…

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I am so excited to share this with all of you!  It is the completion of my Chicken Management Binder!  I know, lame right?  Wait, ducks are lame…or are they?  They are kinda cute…and tasty.  But hold on one cluck, we are talkin’ chickens here…right now. 🙂 Ever since we got our cutie patuties last […]