Our First Natural Hatching of Chicks

It was while we were all gathered around our dinner table as a family one night, somewhere around the 3rd full week of May (2015), that we made the spontaneous decision to not collect some of our chicken eggs in one nesting box, and see if any of the hens would get broody, and naturally hatch them to chicks. The next day, and the day following that, we left a total of seven eggs in one nesting box, for them to care for. For any newcomers here, we should note that our original flock are all pure breeds, and each of our 6 chickens are a different breed.… Read More The post Our First Natural Hatching of Chicks appeared first on ....more

Gardening FAIL: Growing Strawberry Plants in Rain Gutters

I’ve been feeling an urgency to get this blog post update out, because I have been seeing ridiculous growing traffic on our Strawberry Planting in Rain Gutters post....more

Our First Homeschooled Child Graduates from High School: College Bound

When she started out homeschooling, we felt like we had a lifetime ahead of us. Certainly any thoughts of high school, graduating from high school, or possibilities of heading off to college, just seemed like….another lifetime....more

Deterring Flying Predators from Our Chickens

Today we wanted to tell you about a flying-predator deterrent method we are trying out with our chickens, so that they can happily free range, with less risk....more

Hearty Homemade Corn Chowder – Recipe

Every once in awhile, an urge comes along, and I have no idea where it came from. And really, it doesn’t usually matter from where!...more

Our First Chicken-Troubles

I can assure you that it really is our preference to indulge you with beautiful and funny photos of our chickens and rooster. It’s all part of the great fun of chicken-keeping, if you ask me! And in fact that’s about all we’ve done since we’ve gotten our chickens, such as this post; Flock Photography Fun! ...more

March-Spring-St.Patrick’s Day-Mantels Decor-2015

As promised, today I am sharing with you our mantels for March, the month of St. Patrick’s Day, and the beginning of the spring season. (Calendar-wise anyway ....more

4-Leaf Clover Art

After having a nagging urge to paint for a couple of days last month, I finally found some time to sit down with my watercolor supplies, to create something. As usual, I wanted to make something that would have a purpose; as opposed to just painting for the fun of it, and then wondering what to do with it. (I don’t really like this quality in me, by the way ....more

Peppermint Lip Balm – Recipe and DIY How-To. (Free Labels, too!)

We’ve got a new homemade all-natural lip balm recipe for you; this time in PEPPERMINT! After the CrAzY-impressive popularity of our ‘Wild Orange All-Natural Homemade Lip Balm’ (via Pins, features, tweets and insane traffic), made with our essential oils and other natural, non-toxic ingredients, we realized it was high-time to get this recipe out there as we always intended! And of course, we designed brand new FREE Peppermint printable labels to for you, to go with it! ...more