A Hail Mary Garden and More Chicken Questions

If you didn’t already know, I pretty much failed at gardening this year. But I heard about a local nursery and am so glad I went!

For the Love of Pie!

I remember going to my grandma’s for the day, or even overnight, and she would have to find various ways to entertain me.  I couldn’t have been much older than 4-6 and I’d laugh at the way she cooled coffee on her saucer and drank it, begged for chocolate ice cream, made brownies and fudge…

It’s Official – I’m a Terrible Gardener!

I knew I wasn’t the best gardener, but I’d had some good luck with random things – sometimes too good of luck and would kick myself for planting so much.  But all these failures are sure frustrating!

About a Chicken Named “Purple Butt”

Chickens are NASTY creatures!  I never knew that they could be so vicious – and not towards me, but to each other.  May that be a lesson to us all! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees…

Nancy’s Pizza

I can’t describe this pizza – you just have to eat it! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  (AKA – we earn a small commission if you purchase through…

Farm Life Lessons: At The Mercy

I’ll never forget when someone told me they didn’t know how a farmer did it as they were completely at the mercy of the weather and the markets.  And it’s true. The last few weeks have been a bit stressful for farmers in our area – torrential rains and a winter that won’t let go…

Tractor Versus Horsey Farm Girl

I’ll admit it – it took me 23 years to break down and learn to drive a tractor.  I had many excuses – was too big and dangerous, fear of the clutch, too many buttons, I was going to hit something, why don’t the breaks work better … But I became desperate one year and…

We’re Headed to a Show!

Be sure to add this to your calendar – May 11, 2019, Towanda, Illinois, at the “Old Rugged Barn“!  We’re headed to the “Celebrate MOMZ Craft Show“! I think this will be a perfect first show for us – especially since it’s in an older barn!  It’s been a crazy spring (and about to be…