Tornado Season

It happened yesterday.  The two words that begin a new season here in the south…”tornado warning.” I still think I like earthquakes better because they’re over and done before you know what happened.  What gets to me about tornadoes is the...

What Makes a Better Homesteader?

As I write this blog, I’m looking out my window at a beautiful late afternoon spring day.  No, I was not out playing in the dirt today.  I spent the majority of the day studying… I have an exam tomorrow morning. I began to think about these last several...

Training Dogs and Chickens

Molly is a Border Collie – an intense herding dog.  We rescued her from a family who bought her as a “family” dog.  They lived in a suburban neighborhood with an unfenced yard.  The family had 2 small boys. We took Molly in when she was about 4 months old – she was...

Picking Up Chicks

My cell phone rang at 6:30 this morning – it was the Post Office calling to let me know my chicks had arrived.  I headed out into the frigid morning, cup of coffee in hand, and hopped into my “chick chariot.” It was cold this morning, snow flurries...

Yes, Paint those Hives!

I’ll admit it.  I like for areas around the farm to be fun and whimsical…or as some have called it “cutesie.”  To me, it’s cheerful and adds something different to the typical farm scenes.  I also think it helps children who visit the...