Archive for 2010
The long term goal is to be as self sufficient as possible. However, I know myself well enough to admit that there are certain creature comforts I’m not going to give up, regardless of how at odds they are with my desired lifestyle. I spend so much time talking about what we are doing or [...]
Just this week, our New Hampshire Red rooster decided to start crowing. Alston refers to him as cock-a-do-dooooo. I think it’s great, but my bedroom is also the farthest room from the chicken coop, so ask me again come spring when the windows are open.
Thinking about 2011 has me thinking about 2012, 2013, etc. because I’m a compulsive planner, even if I rarely stick to those plans. The day I found out I was pregnant with Alston I made a spreadsheet to figure out how old I’d be when he graduated high school. It’s like being OCD and simultaneously [...]
Look who decided to take a dip… Leave it to my ducks to wait until we get a second snow storm and all but 8 feet of the pond are frozen so solid I can walk across it to test out their webbed feet. Of course, we are elated.
Last week Wednesday, Will discovered our first duck egg: So far we’ve gotten an egg a day, with the exception of this morning when we got two. Which, of course, meant time for omelettes… Will likes to use the Julia Child method of shaking the pan to make them wonderfully fluffy. What a wonderful breakfast. [...]
In an ideal world, here’s what next year should look like… January: Return Zeus, the rent-a-ram, to his rightful owners and cross our fingers that all the girls are preggo. Hopefully collect our first eggs from the chickens. February: Start fencing off the woods from the pasture in preparation for moving the pigs, assuming we [...]