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Fowl days

The last week has seen a some changes around here. First, the record high temperatures have turned chilly and included some very foul high winds.  Thankfully, whoever built our firewood storage shelter built it nice and strong.

At least it matches some of the other trees over the driveway.

My father-in-law brought us some chicks that the Southern States near him were giving away when you bought a bag of chicken food.

So once again our dining room table has become home to a brooder.

My wife and I had been reminiscing at dinner about the various wildlife that had visited us since we had moved out here.  The first week we moved in, we saw wild turkeys wandering through but haven’t seen them in a long time.  Well, ask and you shall receive.



Have a great week and go VCU!


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We march on

Time marches on here on the homestead.  Mother Nature decided that we needed one of the wettest springs I can remember, but finally the heat is starting to come.  This has lead to the springing up of all of our vegetables.  The first garden bed we worked on when we moved in is at the corner of our driveway and front walk.  As we head into the third year here, it is looking good.

The first edibles to come out of the garden this year, besides the greens,have been a few blue berries, but the tomatoes are coming in fast.

The project I’ve been working on recently is installing an archway we bought as the entrance to what will one day be our main garden.

I’ve also been building a pergola for veggies and  some hardy kiwis to grow up on.

The front porch had a visitor the other day.  The most surprising thing about the visit was that the cat didn’t think it was a play thing and squash it.

We have been working on taking the goats out for walks on leashes, but more what it turns into is standing around while the goats munch the first brush they pass.

Of course everyone asks about the baby chicks, who are doing just fine.


Also if you have a chance, check out my Etsy shop, where I’ve put some items back up for sale. Desultorious


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Eggsmas miracle

As she did last year, we had one of our hens go broody, and this past weekend we had the peeps of little chicken nuggets once again blessing our coop.

Last year when this amazing event occurred, I was still at my old job. I was doing a daily grind, more mentally there than here at home.  My wife remarked how much more excited I seemed about the chicks this year compared to last.  I think I can notice the change in myself, too.  I still struggle with my priorities in life, it’s who I am, but am committed to making sure I enjoy the moments we have here in the country. I am very excited about the new chicks, and the goats, and the catfish, and the seemingly thousands of seeds we planted this spring.

Have a great day world, I know I’m going to.