Big Things Coming! 

So remember that blog I just posted a few days about all the stuff we have to accomplish before snow flies? And you know that last blog about not announcing big plans before having them right and tight? *(I will never learn) Ok, so I am not going to even lie- you are going to have…

Counting Eggs Before They Hatch

Ok, so not literally. But I went and announced some news that I probably just should have kept under my hat. I will not be blogging for Bangor Daily News. Because this blog focuses on our business so heavily, it wouldn’t conform to their terms and conditions. While there is regret on both sides, it…

The Chicken Profiler – Buff Orpingtons

  Part two of my chicken profiler series is going to be focused on our Buff Orpingtons, Buffy and Dawn. These two were part of our original 8 bird flock, and from the start they set themselves apart as sweet, gentle, good-natured, albeit kinda of simple birds. Their first summer in the pen, Buffy distinguished…

Exciting News! 

I’ve been blogging on WordPress for 2 years- and the community here has given me the confidence to submit this blog to Bangor Daily News and their website.  AND THEY ACCEPTED IT!  I submitted this blog for review on Sunday and didn’t check our email until today because I have an overwhelming fear of rejection…

Baking Bacon – A Test of Two Methods

I love bacon. Seriously, I was a vegetarian for a decade, and really, between bacon and pepperoni, I could never go back. But I digress. I HATE frying bacon. It’s messy, it’s hot, it’s flipping and watching for grease and cooking in small batches because even our flat griddle can only handle 4 slices at…

Rooting Sweet Potato Slips

So, a few days ago I noticed a slip coming off one of our sweet potatoes- I immediately snapped it off at the base and put it in a mason jar with a small amount of water in it and placed it in the wonder window- aka our kitchen sink window which grows the best…

Harvest Season- Peas, by the pound and by the pod

Just look at those beauties, right there! As we got a late start on our garden, we are just now receiving the beginning bounty of our labors. With the help of my delightful little munchkin, we got to picking. And then with the help of netflix(The Ranch is awesome and I love Sam Elliot with…

Weekly(ish) Update – End of July/Start of August 2017

Last I wrote about our DIY homesteading projects, we were cleaning up quite the mess that was left behind by the previous lands tenants. Since then, we’ve dragged (most of) that junk to the dump, burned a bunch of crap wood, cleared up to our line (almost) and spent most of our free time working…