Don’t Poop on the Prada!

A cautionary tale: Due to the extremely cold weather I brought the baby chicks the house. Most mornings they’re up before I am and I can hear them playing and chattering to each other. It’s both annoying and super cute. It’s … Continue reading

Snowy Morning

I’ve always been a weather watcher. In my city life it was mostly to know what kind of hair day I was going to have. Or if I needed to properly time my escape from an afternoon downpour. In the … Continue reading

Scissor Beak, Cross Beak in Chickens

I received my latest order of chicks over a month ago. As usual, they were adorable little balls of peeping fluff. They all seemed healthy and happy at the time and they were for almost a week. As usual, every one … Continue reading

Single and Solo on the Farm – “Snow Day”

It’s been a long day to cap off a very long, trying week both with work and the farm. Winter on a farm is tough but for those of you who are single, especially women like me with a penchant … Continue reading

Wry Neck in Chickens

One of my Lemon Chiffon Brahma chickens, Amelie, has had a tough time lately. First she contracted Fowl Pox and had a difficult time eating due to the sores around her mouth. Then she came down with coccidia followed by … Continue reading

The Naughty List

With the new year I’ve decided to try something new by implementing an animal shaming program. I’m calling it “The Naughty List”. This list will be comprised of animals who I seem to always be reprimanding their bad behaviors. My hope … Continue reading

Adios, 2017!

Happy New Year! 2017 marked my fifth year on the farm. It was a year of incredible highs and lows. It kicked me out of my reclusiveness and brought the world to my doorstep. It gave me amazing opportunities and introduced me to wonderfully authentic … Continue reading

Easy Homemade Bean & Bacon Soup

This time of year makes me miss the lush, green Tampa winters. It’s bleak and frigid outside and the last thing I want to do is leave the house and fight holiday traffic just for a quick trip to the … Continue reading

Farm Donations & Pumpkin Eating

The weather has been chilly and gloomy lately. We’ve had over seven inches of rain in less than a week. The pond has been brutally low for two years so I’m happy to see it filling up. I’ve been taking advantage of being … Continue reading

How to Make a Homemade Chick Diaper

It’s official. I’ve become the crazy chicken lady.  This morning I spent an hour trying to make a diaper for a chick. Let me explain. It’s very late in the season to have a hen want to hatch eggs and … Continue reading