A rooster and his hen
There is always tension between so-called "civilization" and "where the wild things are" as Maurice Sendak said. Rural living on the edges of wilderness teaches us that we can live in that tension but it's not always easy.
The skunk turns around and heads straight toward me.
You don't have to be a poultry farmer to have an appreciation for the hard work that went into this 1924 edition of The American Standard of Perfection.
My daddy's mix of chickens and pig
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
My carefully planned new shipment of chicks came in today . . .and brought an extra adventure with it!
How personal experience and observation can save your sanity
Cleaning up old buildings and saving what you can just makes a body feel good!
This is my journey of moving to the country and becoming a stay-at-home mom and hobby farmer. I was raising three small boys so why not add some animals to the mix.
As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.
The story of my chicken addiction.
The story of how we got here and who we are.