In Which The Incubator Gives us Some Chicks

The chick hatching trial run is complete. After much patience and checking through the windows, our first little incubator chick hatched last Saturday. Quite fittingly, it was one of the Australorps. A black one. The other two Australorps pipped (broke a small hole the shell) and followed suit the same day, but the three Dorking…

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When One Door Opens, Sometimes Other Doors Open Too

So much has been going on here lately, despite the sickness. Spring is always a time of new things. There are many new vegetable seedlings growing in trays and pots, a little too many of some things. I didn't get the mini greenhouse made over winter so the seedlings are taking over the house at…

Making Time For Rest

Rest? What is this rest? Somewhere along the journey of motherhood I forgot how to rest and relax properly. What little time I had to myself was spent doing as much as possible: housework, gardening, producing crops, harvesting, preserving, chicken keeping, DIY projects, knitting and more. All of these things are good and some of…

The Final Mow

After a turbulent relationship and many attempts to fix it, by both The Husband and I, our old lawnmower finally called it quits. I had just managed to fix up three different parts and got it going after The Husband said it was stuffed, so I was feeling quite the handyman. I got a bit…