No one listens to me

Me: Do NOT get up on the chair! No no no…ssssssssss! No ma’am! Stop!  Cat:

The danger of visiting animal shelters

is that you may end up with a few more animals than before you walked in. Meet the new farm cats, Eleanor and Esther! We have been working hard on the “cat room” over the past week. Today we got in the giant cat tree from Chewy.com and we love it! Whether the cats will…

It’s a Polistes party!

If you know me well, you will know that me + wasps are not an equation with a happy solution. Usually, this equals me running away, losing a shirt, or pretty much shoving someone out of the way (a la George Costanza) to escape said wasp. I know wasps have their place. They eat tons…

Flutterbys and more Buzzy things

Today I did something I don’t often do. I got up before 9am. I even made breakfast hash by 8. Yes, it was an amazing day. I also had the chance to plant some seeds and take some nice pictures for you before the wildflowers turn brown and crispy like someone hit them with a…

Pond-ering

One of the main things that sold my husband on this property was that it had a pond. He had two requirements: a shop and a pond. Oh, and a house. So I guess that makes it three, although I feel that the house was third on the list. Shop, one. Pond, two, House…a distant…

Callapitters and buzzy things

***If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you will notice that I have changed formats. I wanted to put a larger emphasis on my photos. Let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks for reading! *** No matter how long I live on this piece of property, I will never cease…

What if?

Warning: Soap box post ahead. In no way is this post intended to incite a riot among my readers; it is simply a post which will attempt to get you to think outside of the dreaded box.   When I was in fourth grade, I had a friend who would play the “What if” game….

“This Wheel’s On Fire…

rollin’ down the roooooaaad! Best notify my next of kin, this wheel shall exploooode!” (apologies if you never watched Ab Fab…you’re scratching your head right now) And in case you’ve forgotten the song: And that, friends, pretty much sums up our latest family vacation. Yes, my dears, we have survived yet another vacation. Perhaps this…

The Great Egg Miracle!

***Spoiler: This post is only a joke. No chickens were harmed in the making of this post. Do not attempt the following unless you want to kill your flock and/or get arrested for public indecency.*** So the other day, I had a nice little old man give me some tips on how to increase my…

Spring is almost here! 

I can always tell that spring is just around the corner. The henbit is blooming, narcissus are looking at the sky with their bright bonnets, and the bluebirds and wrens are looking for places to lay their eggs.  Another exciting consequence of the day length growing longer is that my chickens begin to lay copious…

Random find

You never know what you’ll see in the country. Yesterday, I found this adorable moth outside our shop. The common name is the Large Tolype moth. It reminds me of a fuzzy little puppy. Isn’t it cute? Odd to see it in January, but it’s been so warm lately.

Lamplight

The electricity hasn’t gone out. There is something absolutely magical about reading by the light of an oil lamp.  When days grow dark at five o’clock, artificial light given off by electric bulbs seems harsh to my eyes. It’s too bright; too unnatural, perhaps.  Tonight I’m enjoying the illumination and warmth given off by my…