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Natural pest control

Natural pest control

Well guys. I’m trying to find time to post, I really am. Maybe I’m taking summer break! Yes, that’s it. I’m not slacking off… Not much at least. Anyway, I’m here right now, aren’t I? And there’s something cool to talk about. It’s chickens! Honestly, I’ve lost track of how many we have right now. … Continue reading

Call me Dr. Dolittle

Call me Dr. Dolittle

Happy Monday! Is anyone out there actually having a good Monday morning? Mine is maintaining “decent” status, only because of the gorgeous blue sky outside. Last night was one of our worst ones yet with Chloe and crate training:( Yesterday evening The Hubs and I were engrossed in watching Dr. Who and lost track of … Continue reading

Operation: take back the yard!

Operation: take back the yard!

Spring officially arrived yesterday, and balmy temps *should* be just around the corner (if you believe Punxsutawney Phil that is, and not the weatherman), it’s now time to face the music. My days of dashing through sleet and snow from the car to the house (and vice versa) are over. Instead of keeping my eyes … Continue reading

Snow day

Snow day

Now that the Epic Snow Storm of 2012 (what we Midwesterners call 4-8 inches of accumulation spread out over 4 days) is drawing to a close, I’m taking a blog post to reflect on its Epic Epicness. the Epic Snow Storm of 2012 I took many pictures of our neighbors’ extremely photogenic red barn… the … Continue reading

Dreaming is free

Dreaming is free

In the words of the incomparable Deborah Harry, “I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming, dreaming is free!” And yes, you’re welcome for the much-needed infusion of 70’s punk rock on this sleepy, hazy Wednesday. I can hardly keep up with my One Direction Pandora station this morning- nearly every … Continue reading

Nesting, nesting, one two three

Nesting, nesting, one two three

If you’re the super anal-retentive type you might have noticed that in my last post I talked about re-doing both the chicken run AND the coop- and then proceeded to only show you the changes made to the run. Yes, I did that on purpose. If a post starts to feel too long I try … Continue reading

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing!

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing!

Yep, it’s time for a chicken update! You may remember our little flock from this post from several weeks ago. Considering that in my previous chicken-related post I confessed to not being a farm girl, would you be surprised to learn that last weekend we not only expanded our chicken family, but remodeled their coop … Continue reading

Just hanging out…

Just hanging out…

Alternate title: “Why I am an honorary 5-year-old.” Based on the impulsive nature of many of my blog posts (paint the entire hallway in an evening? sure! toss around ideas for demolishing the ceiling? all the time! raise chickens? why the hell not!), you wouldn’t think what I’m about to tell you is true, but … Continue reading

Being “too creative”

Being “too creative”

During my morning jaunt through the Yahoo Homepage I jumped on an article titled “Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes.” Heck, I have a kitchen, I should probably know what NOT to do! (Side-note: I got everything in my kitchen right. Hah!) I followed related articles down the rabbit trail and ended up on the House Beautiful … Continue reading