Today, a recipe for Apple Cider and Bacon Pork Chops came across my newsfeed on Facebook. I had all the ingredients so decided to give it a try for dinner tonight. Everything was going well until I realized the kids drank all the cider and didn't tell me! I improvised with chicken broth, and it … Continue reading Yum!
During that super warm weekend, Ted hooked chains to these two old tractor tires (found while bulldozing three acres for pasture), and he moved them where I wanted them. The plan is that these tires will beautify our barn area this spring and summer. We're going to fill them with marigolds and maybe a few … Continue reading Prepping a summer project
This month has been full of work. It should have been full of Christmas prep as well, but for the first time in fifteen years, the holidays took a backseat to everything going on in our lives. Between work and college and the farm, I didn't have the gumption to tackle decorating, baking, etc. ahead … Continue reading Busy, busy, busy!
This started as a comment on a Facebook post (one of those "What I want from my husband" posts that I responded to). First, let me say to the men, " Do NOT pay attention to those stupid commercials where the jewelry makes the female human/penguin/whatever soooo happy!" We're not all like that. If you … Continue reading My country girl list
Ted hooked up the electric to the fence in the big pig paddock, and it worked well so he decided today was the day to move the pigs. By the time I got out the door, he'd moved Dixie who heard Bitsy squealing because she was suddenly alone and promptly shot under the hot wire … Continue reading Operation Move Those Pigs
In the barn, if there's feed in feedbags, there are mice chewing into the bags and scattering it across the floor. Not only is this a waste of money, time, and resources, but it's also not sanitary. I've hit on the most foolproof way to store feed: old refrigerators placed on their backs and filled … Continue reading Keep feed mice free
Those elves have been doing all sorts of things around here. The cupcake mix and goodies they left for cupcake decorating turned out quite well. Then they decided to climb my hutch and ride on the ceramic chicken. After this, Jake found a half eaten cupcake, and Elfie and Elfis had icing all over their … Continue reading Elf antics
Sahara, Jake, and I drove 45 minutes this evening to a neighboring town's elementary school and met author/illustrator Jan Brett who stopped there as part of her book tour. The place was packed! She did a brief drawing lesson with the kids who attended and talked about her inspiration for her new book, Turnip, and … Continue reading We met Jan Brett!
We kicked off the Christmas season by attending the city's first annual tree lighting and visiting Santa at the local ice cream shoppe. On Sunday, the elves were found hanging around on the kitchen cabinet and living room ceiling fan. On Monday, Jake made them a little Lego bed with a Creeper pillow. They didn't … Continue reading Elfie and Elfis are back!