The Sorries Last year got super intense for me. I was really struggling to maintain going to school and the upkeep of a blog. Things have changed. I'm no longer going to school--and yes dear reader, you are the first to be told that aside from Guy. I haven't even told my mom yet (oops). … Continue reading New Year, New Me, New Blog
You mgiht have noticed that this blog has been a little bit more involved with say chickens and being on the farm than it has been with living frugally and foraging. I am hoping to get back into both of these things, but for the moment everything seems to just be chickens. But this blog … Continue reading Re-Aligning the Blog
I mean, I suppose it's not my monkeys, not my circus--but I kind of feel like because we actually do raise these chickens, and have seven of them to date, they might be my monkeys, or maybe I'm selling peanuts at the circus--I'm not really sure where the metaphor goes from here.
I found this from before I started my foraging blog, and I think this was one of the inspirations to get it going. I thought it would be fun to share it on here, to see where this mess all started.
I have a love/hate relationship with North Wales. I have spent my whole life visiting here, and while I’ve always loved seeing my granny and going to the beach when I was a child, moving here straight out of high school was a whole different experience. Being that it’s pretty touristy, I would go from manic summers where I was working 60-100 hour weeks (divided (mostly) between jobs), to having so little work that I needed benefit assistance to get me through the winter. It’s kind of intense.
I did that for the first four years of my adult life, and when I did finally move back to the States, I said I’d never do it again.
Well, here I am. I’ve just survived the insanity of the summer (with an injury this time–60 hours work is not my game any more, it would seem), and entering into the autumn…
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Ever think that your hobby might become a problem. I think that we're at that point, though I'm not sure that's going to deterr us from collecting chickens.
Winters are for Hibernation. Does homesteading not understand that?
Last year we started our journey into the world of breeding chickens. We started by hatching our own clutch (two links provided to two different posts). Of our first hatch, we only have a few left, including only two Silkies. Anyway, our Silkie lady started laying in December. I was so thrilled! Her third egg, … Continue reading Does That Make Me a Grandmother?
Initially when I was outlining and writing out this blog post while the bread was in the oven, I smuggly captioned this section, 'Need I say more?'
This is a cross-promotion post from my other blog. I know, nothing to do with foraging or homesteading, but it does have to do with me, and my ultimate goal of writing. Have a look, check out the kickstarter, and maybe give it a share? Thanks friends! The last week has been pretty productive, though … Continue reading Wonderbox Publishing — Scribing English All Over The Place
Forager Chef posted this gem. And we have some quail eggs in the incubator as well. Drat! I see a lot of people in the Midwest say they’re excited about Spring and mention things like peas. I think what we really should be talking about are stinging and wood nettles, the real first Spring vegetables … Continue reading Ideas Ideas