Yearning for Youth

Today started at 6:30am with, "Your goats are out and I've got to get to work." I'm exhausted. The doctor says I'm, "Farming too hard." But look how far we've come!

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2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell

Have you ever had a task you needed to do? And the more you put it off, the more it caused anxiety? Then months pass and you still haven’t done it? For me, that’s writing a blog post. I write almost daily, whether for Countryside or Backyard Poultry Magazines or one of my books. But... Continue Reading →

Making Peace With Your Food

It's been awhile since I've posted on here, but it's surely been a busy month! The nightshade and brassica seedlings are up. Today I plant the peas and spinach: quite late, but at least they're going in the ground. I've also been writing elsewhere. My next fantasy novel, Vassal, is due to hit the editorial... Continue Reading →

Conspiring Against Cancer

Some give their lives in the fight against cancer. Sahara, twelve years old, doesn't suffer from cancer, but she has friends and family who have survived it. Or who still fight the battle. Sahara doesn't have to give her life, but she's giving her hair. Last year, Sahara W. shaved her head for St. Baldrick's,... Continue Reading →

When Culling is Forever

Cross-posted from my blog at Backyard Poultry Magazine! My husband and I have an agreement: When culling or butchering, he does the initial step. I do the rest. If I had to, I would do it all. If my husband was out of town on business and one of my chickens was suffering, I would... Continue Reading →

Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs

How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg? How do they taste? Are they really better for pastries? (Cross-posted from Backyard Poultry Magazine's blog.) I’ve heard many claims about duck eggs. I’m sure you have, as well. They sell for $1 apiece at your friendly neighborhood corporation-run health food store. Pastry... Continue Reading →

Blue Jade Corn

Today I arrived back from my vacation, and harvested my Blue Jade corn. I was worried that my corn would pass its prime while I was in Idaho, and it did. It was still edible, but a bit chewy and starchy. But it sure looked beautiful roasted up! Blue Jade is one of the rare... Continue Reading →

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