Category Archives: Daily Life

Southern Toffee

  It’s that time of year when I can’t stay out of the kitchen. So far this morning I’ve made bread, bone broth, lemon chicken soup, pot roast and toffee. I don’t know why I make toffee. Somehow it keeps finding its way … Continue reading

Livestock Feed in a Pinch

I’ll fully admit there have been times when I haven’t made it to the feed store before closing and have had to get creative with what the animals eat for dinner. During spring and summer months there’s so much natural browse and insects the … Continue reading

What’s Up Lately?

I haven’t posted much lately on my blog but I’ve been making changes to my site to (hopefully) make it a bit more user friendly. I recently added a photo gallery which seems to be popular so far. I know … Continue reading

Finally Fall

It’s the time of year when the air is finally cooling. I always seem to be happiest when I can have my morning tea by a crackling, fussy fire. Sometimes it’s like a crotchety, yet familiar and wise old man. Other … Continue reading

The Little Poult that Could

After so many devastating losses here lately I’m happy to finally have something positive to talk about. In one of my previous posts about flea market animals I wrote about buying two turkey poults (baby turkeys).  Unfortunately, I made a … Continue reading

All Natural Dry Shampoo

It’s been awhile since I last posted. A lot has happened and I’ve been down but In light of having so many friends who have been affected by hurricanes I thought it would be a good time to post for those … Continue reading

Animals and the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The eclipse just passed over us. I didn’t invest in the glasses so I had no plans to ‘watch’ it per se. About 15 minutes prior I noticed the light outside dimmed, almost like a hazy dusk and yet it … Continue reading

Flea Markets & Animals

I love outdoor markets, flea markets, farmers markets – anyplace where locals trade or sell their wares. It’s like a treasure hunt every time. This weekend I went to the Ripley First Monday Trade Days flea market. That’s a mouthful so most … Continue reading

Mean Animals – Bria the Bitch

When I daydreamed about my future farm life I kept spreadsheets and documents outlining, in detail, exactly what animals and vegetables I wanted and why. I read about particular breeds of chickens who had “lap chicken” personalities. They were known … Continue reading

Animals Warnings

Yesterday the weather was amazing. It felt like early fall. Low humidity and a constant cooling breeze makes for a bunch of happy animals. I was able to open the doors and windows and turn my overworked air conditioner off. Considering it … Continue reading