Category Archives: Daily Life

Catch Me If You Can

Every day I’m careful not to let Luca into the chicken coop. He isn’t allowed in the coop because he disturbs the hens and steals eggs.  I can’t blame him for wanting farm fresh eggs but he gets plenty that are … Continue reading

Chicks for Babes

It’s the time of year when the hens are laying well. Last year I donated hatching eggs to the local Montessori school so the kids could learn about the early cycle of chicken life. With lighter colored eggs kids are … Continue reading

100 Years Gone

Recently I wrote about losing trees in my blog titled A Different Kind of Death. Having so many dead trees sticking out around the property was going to make for very sad seasons. The cedars that died didn’t lose their brown needles … Continue reading

Farm Help

Every year the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) hosts a “Big Event” day. This event encourages students to volunteer in the local community as a large group. Students can do anything from help dust a home to garden or even … Continue reading

Helping a Hatchling – a Story, Not a How-To

I have Sebastopol geese I raised myself. I anxiously awaited while my goose, Poppy, patiently sat on a nest with ten large eggs under her. She got off the nest periodically (usually once every couple of days) to eat, take a bath and stretch her legs … Continue reading

What’s Next with the Farm

After the recent publicity I’ve been asked what’s next for me in regards to my personal life and little farm. For the past several years the thought of leaving my property gave me an immediate panic attack. I couldn’t imagine not … Continue reading

It’s Planting Time and I Suck at Gardening

I’m think I’m the only person who can grow beautiful tomatoes that taste like total crap. I’m a living example of an epic failure at growing plants. I’m into my 5th year on a farm and I still have a brown thumb … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Death

I’ve been away for awhile after being thrown through my screen door by Valentino. My ribs and lung hurt for awhile and then I got a stomach bug. Fun times. Being sick or hurt while being solo on a small farm is no fun … Continue reading

Has this ever happened in history?

The dumbest thing happened to me this weekend. It was a beautiful day outside. I had every door and window with a screen open to the 70 degree breeze. You have to have screens in the country because of all the flying bugs. Adding a … Continue reading

Overcoming the Future

It’s late February and it’s an unseasonably warm evening. My property is starting to green up and the daffodils and other bulb plants are blooming. I have the windows and doors open to the fresh air and the spring peepers … Continue reading