Category: Homestead

Rain, Rain, And Other Things

I started to write this post on Saturday evening, but EJ and I decided to have a campfire out in our yard instead. I’m only now finding the time to continue my interrupted post. In fact, I have repeatedly tried to work on this…

Go To Bed!

The turkey flock returned last night at around 7:30 p.m. I was really excited because they were coming right up to the deck. I was eager to see how close they would come and I had my camera out, videoing their approach, as they came…

Rainbows and Lilies

Yesterday was rainy. During the afternoon, people throughout Michigan  started to share their photos of the rainbows they were seeing at Facebook. I didn’t see any rainbows until later in the afternoon. I noticed the sun lighting up the trees and I exclaimed, “Maybe…

Hundred-Acre Woods

With my Premium WordPress upgrade, I get access to a lot of new layouts. I was really drawn to this one, which enables me to give my guests the option of going to the blog or my store, and which I think has a…

Down and Up

As soon as EJ left for work this morning, I walked up and down our long steep driveway three times. Well, actually I walked down and up, but it’s easier to say up and down. I came into the house and took my shower and ate breakfast,…

This and That

Tuesday I worked really hard in my garden, which I described in my post, Expansive Dreams. The next day I had absolutely no energy. It didn’t help that we had scattered rain showers–just enough rain that I couldn’t work outside. So I slept instead….

Planting

We decided we ought to make the raised garden boxes less accessible to the ducks so Sunday morning I went out and dragged some of the old pallets that the previous owner had left into the duck pen. I stacked them two high and…

Rain-Soggied Straw

Yesterday I waited until the ground had a chance to dry a little, and then I went outside to work. I shovel some of the dirt from the raised bed into the wheelbarrow. When I had a generous amount, I mixed in the two…

Wildflower Seeds…and Stuff

We have had multiple days of chilly rain that soaked the ground. I raked the old straw from the coop into the pens and it was so waterlogged that it was springy. The temperatures were cold–down into the 30s at night and only into…

Odd Jobs

We have had some very nice weather with temperatures up in the low to mid-70s. EJ tells me that people in other states don’t talk about the weather very much, but in Michigan the weather can change from day to day–or even moment to…

The Old Hot Tub

I had a list of chores I wanted to get done today. I had laundry to wash today. Since the day was beautifully sunny, I decided to hang them on the clothesline to drive. I got a little chilled hanging up wet clothes. The…

Duck, Duck, Goose…Guinea?

Last week we have very warm weather, with temperatures reaching into the 50s and even low 60s. Almost all of our snow melted. I shed my coat and boots and wore a hoodie and shoes. Since it’s only February, I knew it was completely…

Transitioning

Yikes! I can’t believe that I haven’t written since January 29th! I have a lot of catching up to do. Mostly I didn’t write because I was very tired. I don’t think that I’ve had a good night’s sleep for more than a year….

New Views

Today the guys came out to install our new windows! Yay! It was supposed to rain today, but instead the sun shone and the temps climbed up to 40 degrees–chilly, but not frigid. The windows were installed just in time because beginning tomorrow the…

Floor & Fence

My body was so tired from all the work I did yesterday that I had trouble getting myself going this morning. After I drank the last cup of coffee and said goodbye to JJ, who went off to school, I managed to get myself…

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