Pack up the thermal underwear

Can you believe it?  Looky, looky. If  hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I would have second guessed my husband’s comment, “It feels pretty good outside.”  The temperature is rising and I was so surprised when I went outside to feed the chickens and rabbits and saw,  fifty-five degrees.   I then fed the…

If at first you don’t succeed…..Here’s what you do.

Can you believe my lettuce in my Windowsill Greenhouse!  What I learned from this Planted Burpee Organic seeds in late January. Posted it.  Buying Organic Seeds  Remember,…..Seeds came up quickly, but  became leggy.  Solutions: Need more light. Added organic fertilizer: Ground up chicken poop the label says! If I had read the label to know this…

Egg-cited. Look what I’ve done; try and top that.

I am so Egg-cited! I could not believe my ears this morning; couldn’t believe what I heard.  When I put the dog-food bowl out on the side porch,  for the Corgis, from the chicken coop, our Buff Orpintons hen was cackling. Yes, cackling,  because she was telling me  something.    Buff Orpingtons of England At…

No Eggs? What’s the Problem Girls?

A beautiful sight but my hens aren’t laying.  There is nothing more fun to most kids and that includes me as a youngster, than to gather the eggs from the nest in the hen house.Sometimes the hens are on the nest and startle us when we try to take the eggs and they  peck our…

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories This Story Published in The Salt Magazine Nov/Dec 2011 Christmas comes and goes so fast. The hustle and bustle can be exhausting. It is so difficult to find that perfect gift for those who have everything, yet I learned last Christmas in the midst of it all, a life lesson I will always…

Pumpkin Bread Made With Farm Fresh Pumpkins

Who needs toys! Avah loved this. Farm House Recipes Cherry Ridge Farms Pumpkin Bread Sherry Phillips Mitchell After gathering a pickup truck load of pumpkins from the pumpkin patch with our granddaughter Avah,   we wondered what else can we do besides setting some out for decorations? How about making pumpkin bread!  To make processing the…