The best breakfast since scrambled eggs and tabasco!
Since the death of my dad last fall, my choices have catapulted our lives into a bittersweet mix of trial and change. Some good some bad, all different. The homestead has had many births and new beginnings but today I fear we must again morn one of our family members. Our cat Luna has not been home in... Continue Reading →
The time to harvest tubers and roots has arrived here in Maine! Apples and pumpkins are next, like tomorrow. I never liked beets till I was older but now I consider them a real treat. I know they can appear alien and complicated but let me assure you making really tasty beet dishes is easy.... Continue Reading →
On my mom's side of the family it seems that life has always revolved around horses. My Grandpa was raised on a chicken farm in Nebraska. There were many things he disliked about the farm but there were a few perks for an energetic young boy to enjoy. It was riding horses my Grandpa loved most about farm life. He... Continue Reading →
When I was young, my dad used to tuck me in at night and tell me a "Chickie Story." He would make these stories up on the spot with me as "Chickie." Most of the time these stories consisted of him rehashing what I had done that day- only in chicken land. A while ago I... Continue Reading →
Apparently cotton is the traditional second year anniversary gift, I thought it was cardboard. It is supposed to represent durability and the ability to adapt, I like that. In a few days my husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary. When you get married people tell you many things about what a wedding... Continue Reading →
I love spiders. In my opinion, their abilities and variations are wonderful to behold. I completely understand that not everyone shares my enthusiasm but I would like to make a small attempt to stand off some of the irrational fears out there about spiders. I'm not going to ask you to touch them or love them but I would ask for... Continue Reading →
I have mentioned in a few posts that we have one chicken who has seceded from the flock. Even though she has no problem getting in and out of the fences. Exhibit A: Recently she has decided not to return at night to roost. The first few days of this new behavior I was worried when she... Continue Reading →
"High Ho, High Ho, it's off to work I go." Well, to be honest as a restaurant "lifer" I have been sneaking shifts bar tending down South at a cool historic inn. It has been amazing to focus on the homestead and the boys this summer. My crafts have been selling (not as much as... Continue Reading →
While looking through iPhoto found some of the pancake shapes the boys have requested for breakfast over the past year. Can you tell what they are? ......The answers:.. Sonic the Hedge Hog, Sponge Bob with bacon seaweed and a random fish and Godzilla Vs Mothra.Did anyone get it right?
Even though I didn't plant any this year, they are blooming all over the yard from last- with some scarlet runner beans for good measure.Along with more of our confused 'bean' pumpkin.Have a great day!
I got an unexpected surprise soon after I married my husband. We had no money for a honeymoon (this was not the surprise.) As we were discussing what we could do with our time off together I jokingly suggested that we go driving around Maine listening to Stephen King audiobooks. To my absolute shock he got really... Continue Reading →