• In Which the Chickens are Finally Free!

    September 12, 2018

    Now that the garden is almost entirely harvested — with the exception of some winter variety carrots, the Walla Walla onions (I don’t want to pull them just yet, since they don’t keep well), the pumpkins and the late corn — we decided that it was time to let the chickens go free from their…

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  • On the Farmstead: We Lucked Out

    August 27, 2018

    I have to say, the term farmstead is really growing on me. So, what has been going on around here, besides the thrice-daily stirring of the apple scrap vinegar?  I’m so glad you asked! First up, that most unruly flock of chickens! Dare I say it?  Well, I’ve said it before, so I guess I…

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  • Fly Away Home

    August 18, 2018

    Life is hard. Scratch that.  It isn’t just hard, it’s really downright shitty sometimes. BeBe died.  Just like that, her burgeoning little life is over, despite our best efforts and intentions. I thought she was doing well, actually, the way she was eating, preening and flapping her wings.  But now, looking back over the too-few days…

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  • BeBe the Baby Barn Swallow

    August 17, 2018

    This is BeBe. She’s a baby barn swallow and my new little love, at least for a while anyway. I found her on the road down by our lower field on Tuesday afternoon, huddled miserably on the boiling hot asphalt.  I almost hit her with the car, expecting her to hop out of the way…

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  • The Farmstead in Late July

    July 26, 2018

      I’m playing with the term farmstead.  Do I like it?  Do you? We’ve always called this particular place the farm, but I know that, technically, it isn’t.  We don’t sell our produce or our flowers, no animal products or any other thing.  Maybe one day we will.  And as for farm animals, right now…

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