We bought our initial flock of ducks from the farm store 4 years ago. Four Indian Runner ducks and two Khaki Campbell ducks. With this group of six we ended up with four drakes (males) and two ducks (females). Ducks are quite different, in my opinion, from chickens. My ducks have been hand raised, starting … Continue reading And Then There Were 2…
While the world at large has gone through many changes within the last few months, my world on the farm has been dramatically dull. Rural America doesn’t change quickly, as can be seen in how people casually drive around looking at the cows in the field and waiting for the corn to grow towards the … Continue reading Tough Times
The entire planet seems to be on this virus lockdown. Going outside has been looked down upon, our government officials have told us to keep our kids at home and away from school. We have been told to not go to work if at all possible. Yet, I have seen a pretty normal amount of … Continue reading What are you doing?
A few days ago I posted pictures on my Cheshire Farm Facebook page (click here to see what I'm talking about!) about all of the poison ivy that I've found on the farm this year. Now, I live in the country. And I'm surrounded by the woods. Poison ivy is not new to me. We … Continue reading My Poison Ivy Crusade
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I mentioned a while back that I was considering making photo notecards to sell at a new shop that opened in my town. Well, after some trial and error, I managed to figure out HOW to create these photo notecards and have indeed begun selling them at the shop. The shop is called The ArtFarm. … Continue reading Farm Notecards
I THOUGHT spring was coming last week. It was warm and sunny. I propped the back door open so the cats could go in and out as they pleased. Then, yesterday...ACK! It was so cold! The sun was a no-show. It was drizzly and my bones felt wet all day. My kids came home from … Continue reading Spring Chicks
I live in a house that is full of furry animals. And my yard is full of furry and feathered animals. When the weather changes the surface of my yard goes from frozen tundra to thawed mud and the effects enter my home. Meaning those furry animals...not the feathered, they don't get to come inside … Continue reading Dirty Little Feet
My youngest has been asking me, since last year, to take her ice skating. I really like ice skating. I remember first learning to ice skate in high school. We had a PE class that allowed us to go off campus to learn how to bowl, how to shoot an arrow from a bow at … Continue reading Ice Skating
I'm baking pies today. Thanksgiving is in two days. I'm going traditional with my baking. Pumpkin and pecan will do it for us. My dad is known as "Plain Bob" and he doesn't like anything too fancy. He usually finds out that he actually likes fancy when he eats fancy, but he's happy with only … Continue reading Pies, Aging, And An Empty Sh*tter.