• FEATHERED FRIENDS

    Lizzie, as do all of our chickens, enjoys jumping on our backs and fiddling with our hair. I mentioned in a previous posting that an AP reporter was doing a piece on ‘chickens as pets’ and asked us a couple questions…. Well, here’s his article:Move Over, Fido! Chickens Are Becoming

  • JUNE DOOM?

    It’s baaaack! Yep, that darn gloom is back! The past couple days we’ve been socked in with downright gloomy weather.   Again.  Yesterday and this morning we’ve even had light rainfall. So much for the brief spat of warm sunshine the other day… it didn’t stay long.  And so much

  • SENDING OUT AN SOS

    Back to theSLF: It is going to be much different from other festivals because there will be no money exchanged or excessive paper information distributed — which we think is great concept! They {LBO} want this festival to be a place where people come to participate in hands-on workshops or

  • SHINE ON

    Corn almost as high as an elephant’s eye?     Tomato jungle … machete anyone?    What’s this!?! Could it be?  There’s something bright and yellow in the sky…. Yes, the sun finally has come out and decided to stay! Hmmmm, I wonder if this sudden occurrence had anything to do with Melissa’s (akaPioneer

  • TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

    The “Animal Farm” From our observations and the comments of others, it appears that almost everyone is experiencing quite an unusual Spring. Pioneer Woman comments that the blooming cycles are “out of whack” — couldn’t be said better! We are still busy with putting together a display/activity/presentation for theSLF in

  • SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in

  • SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in

  • THE GLOOM CONTINUES

    We are going into our second week of dreary “June Gloom” weather. The past three days we haven’t seen the sun at all and even have some measurable drizzle which is quite unusual for this time of year.  Normally, we have overcast mornings with the sun hazily peeking through in

  • ODDS & ENDS

    STUCK IN LIMBO Yesterday morning we had a reporter from AP call us up for an “interview” on raising chickens in the city. I do hope he will let us know when the story goes to print. I uploaded somenew pictures of the yard… it’s starting to fill out and

  • ODDS & ENDS

    STUCK IN LIMBO Yesterday morning we had a reporter from AP call us up for an “interview” on raising chickens in the city. I do hope he will let us know when the story goes to print. I uploaded somenew pictures of the yard… it’s starting to fill out and