A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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Pickle Gets in a Pickle But There Aren’t Any Pickles in The Garden Yet

Things have been plodding along slowly here while I've been recovering, but I'm doing a lot better now. Naturally, at least one chicken had to come up with some sort of illness too. Annie developed bumblefoot , then Pickle got in a pickle. She was looking sorry for herself and when she turned around I…

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…