Category Archives: Popular

My Farm and Life Will Never Be the Same

How do I write a tribute to an animal like Rupert? How do I do justice to such an incredible soul who touched so many people’s lives? As I write through my heartache I’m afraid I’ll miss something important about … 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

The Cosmo Whirlwind

It’s been several days since Cosmopolitan released the their #WhyIQuit Escapes feature. If you’re unfamiliar with me you can read my site and blogs but, in a nutshell, I’ve been fairly reclusive for over four years now – meaning, it’s … Continue reading


I’m writing this on the eve of the day the article about me goes live on My arm is tired from milking Gemma Jane. Milking her is a one-armed workout and it usually takes a couple of weeks to get back into … Continue reading

Links I Love – Great & Not-So-Great Farmy Companies

There are many farm related sites with advice, products or services I love, and some I don’t recommend for a variety of reasons. I haven’t been paid or compensated for these recommendations. These are sites, products and services I’ve found … Continue reading

When Cosmo Comes Calling

This past August I received an email from an editor with I thought it was a joke. After researching her info and discovering it was legit I responded and we set a time to talk on the phone. Since … Continue reading

Unexpected Visitors & a Panty Predicament

It’s the end of October and it’s been way too warm here, in the mid 80’s daily and yet every morning it’s chilly enough to wear sweatpants during morning feeding only to finish my chores breaking a sweat. Last week … Continue reading

A True Ugly Duckling Story

Some animals (not all) have a strong desire to be a parent. Delia, my sweetest duck, was one of those animals who wanted to be a mother. One day she disappeared and I found her hiding by the pond. She was quietly … Continue reading

Even Chickens Fall in Love at First Sight – Seriously

Every once in a while, if you’re present, you have the honor of witnessing small miracles. Marcel the rooster was the recipient of such a miracle. Marcel was a Black Copper Marans rooster, the breed that lays the chocolate colored egg – James Bond’s … Continue reading