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My publisher, The Dial Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is releasing my debut memoir June 7, 2022! The title is named after my farm: DAFFODIL HILL and is currently available for preorder: Oxford, MS friends, please order through … Continue reading

How to cure Blackhead in Turkeys

There are tons of websites that will explain what blackhead in turkeys is – and most will tell you it’s fatal and your turkey will die within 3 days with 80-100% death rate. What you need to know is this … Continue reading

How to get rid of pesky fruit flies – quickly and naturally

Y’all, this simple recipe works, and fast.  In a shallow ramekin or pan pour enough apple cider vinegar to fill up to between 1/2 inch, up to an inch. Add two drops of liquid soap (more for a larger pan … Continue reading

Feed Bag Tote Tutorial

There are lots of ways to repurpose old plastic feed bags. Here’s a picture tutorial on how to turn old feed bags into a reusable grocery tote. The best part of this is if you mess up – who cares!? … Continue reading

Giving Shots to Poultry

I try to do everything I can to help feather babies as naturally as possible using mostly herbs. But occasionally there are times when they do need special medical attention. Since the vast majority of vets aren’t into Avian medicine … Continue reading

Talking Turkey

The past two years since Rupert (my beloved turkey) was killed, I had somewhat of an underlying depression. There’s been little new life here…until this spring. My turkey hens weren’t hatching their eggs and my sole male, Ira, wasn’t taking … Continue reading

Big News!

Remember my devastatingly embarrassing calls recently? My animals did everything they could to be noticed during my interviews…from having crow-offs to making fart noises and even trying to eat my notes. You can read about it here. Well, apparently the … Continue reading

Animals Can Be Jerks

Yesterday I had a full day of calls that were very important to me. Of course, cell service inside my house dropped to zero bars so I had to take my calls outside. Prior to the calls I was directed … Continue reading

More Dumb Things I Do

I seem to never have a shortage of stories about dumb things I do or that happen to me. One of the great things about farm life is there’s no one around to see the dumb or embarrassing things that … Continue reading

Vacay from the Farm: The Kentucky Derby

For a variety of reasons, I rarely leave the farm. Every once in a while I get the opportunity to get away and earlier this month, courtesy of some very generous friends, I was able to experience one of my … Continue reading