Backyard homestead

Dear Baby, In an ideal world, you and I will only share my body for another three to seven weeks.  Half of the time, I reflect upon this and think “Wow!  Really?  Only three to seven more weeks?  Time flies!” The →MORE...

Jan 23, 2012
Over the past several weeks, Donald and I have had plenty of time to reflect on our food and homestead goals for 2012.  This is what we’ve come up with:    1.  We want to make time for a few u-picks →MORE...

Dec 29, 2011
NUMBER ONE: Charlotte’s check-up on Tuesday went well.  Now that she is doing much better, still coughing periodically but not whooping at all, the hardest part for us is coming to terms with the fact that we will never have answers →MORE...

Nov 21, 2011
This is one of our chicks from June, all grown up and completely untrusting of my human-ness.  We call her Puffball.  If you could see how many feathers she has all over her legs and feet, you would totally get it.  →MORE...

Sep 05, 2011
When we lost Aurora, I stopped watering the garden and for sixteen days my vegetable garden burned in the sun.  I thought about it a time or two, but then I turned away.  I didn’t want to nurture a bunch of →MORE...