Chore Lists- a Very Helpful Tool

I have a confession.  I’ve been remiss the last couple of months of managing our home well.  Oh sure, I’ve sorta been doing my job – blurting out commands every now and then when the house seemed too out of control.  But the frustration level...

My Meat Chickens

I do raise chickens solely for meat.  I order the chicks from McMurray Hatchery – they call them the BBQ Special.  It’s a good thing that I know from the moment those chicks arrive that they are intended for the table.  During those 14 – 18 weeks, I...

Guinea Hens – I love them!!

I’ve wanted Guinea Hens on the farm for a while.  I debated between them and Peacocks.  The Guineas won out…and we’ve raised 6 of them.  They were about 3 or 4 weeks old when they came to the farm.  They grew up with the meat chicks in the brood box....

Redemption of Fire Ants??

I think I’ve mentioned before that I had never seen so many different kinds of bugs and insects till we moved here to the South.  And they’re not small… they’re humongous!  In almost 8 years, I’ve learned not to flinch and take cover...

Fire Pit Morning – finally!

I came out to do my morning chores and there stood Ali – shivering, no shoes. “Mom!  The grass is so cold on my feet!” I didn’t even bother asking….she’s a farm girl! “Why don’t you run in and get the matches, it’s...