Attack of the Purple Carrot

Attack of the Purple Carrot

So the other day, my kids begged me for some homemade chicken and dumplings. I LOVE chicken and dumplings (or, as we can them: C&Ds), but sadly, Jason and I are on a low carb diet at the moment and we can’t really partake in one of our favorites. Still, it’s an easy enough recipe … Continue reading

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Or: How to keep your sanity

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Or: How to keep your sanity

Woman A vs. Woman B: Woman A is always feeling rushed. Her day starts later than she’d like and she is up well past midnight most nights. She has many obligations to others and hates to let people down. Consequently, she has less time for her own household. Her garden is….wait. There is no garden this … Continue reading

He promised me a rose garden…

He promised me a rose garden…

When Jason and I got married, I told him to not send me cut flowers. More specifically, no cut roses. Give me a rosebush instead. After all, a rosebush will last for years, and cut flowers just a few days! I finally created a rose garden I like. I had a nice one when we … Continue reading

Front Yard Do-Over (Again)

Front Yard Do-Over (Again)

August 2008: This is the front yard the day we bought the farmhouse. To the left there is a holly tree, which we immediately removed since: A. I don’t like giant holly trees and B. It had a huge hole in the trunk and would be weak anyway. On the right was an odd little … Continue reading

Buffy

Buffy

Good morning, dah-links!  Just out of curiosity, how old is your oldest chicken? This is Buffy, the Buff Orpington. Very original name, I know. We bought her with a group of 25 other Buffies in 2009 when we raised them for a friend. So, she is now 7.5 years old. Now I know many people … Continue reading

Year 8 revisited

Year 8 revisited

October 18, 2016 marks our eighth year of living on the farm. I can hardly believe it. I can hardly believe that I’ve been writing this blog for seven years now. I often wonder if anyone reads it anymore; of course I don’t do it for fame or fortune, but I do hope it gets … Continue reading

I’ll take one. No, better make that 200.

I’ll take one. No, better make that 200.

“Cure for an obsession: Get another one.” ~Mason Cooley I have a weirdness. It popped up in a conversation between Jason and I the other day. For a bit of a backstory, it began innocently enough, as it always does. I was in the plant section, more specifically, the CLEARANCE (clear-ron-say, as I love to … Continue reading