Category: Homestead

Timey Wimey, Wibbly Wobbly

This morning I woke up and looked at the digital alarm clock to check the time. It said that it was 5:99 a.m. And then as I watched, it turned to 5:98…5:80… 5:40…5:99…I rubbed my eyes and looked again, and the clock was still…

Duck Rescue

Some of our windows need replacing because the seal on them are broken and condensation has gotten between the panes. We decided that we’d rather pay for new windows than have high heating bills because of the bad windows. We also decided that it…

Surviving October

October is usually my most favorite month. I love the vibrant colors of the trees and the pumpkins and other squashes. I love the wind making the leaves twirl and dance. I love the look of harvested fields. I love the sunshine highlighting the…

Tesla & Esther

The week was eventful with both good and bad in it, and happy and sad. It started out rough, but got better as the week progressed and ended well. JJ doesn’t really know what he wants to do with his life, so he is…

Fencing

Yesterday afternoon, after EJ got home and ate supper, we went out to work on the chicken/duck pen. We divided the outside pen with a section of cattle fence , which had once been part of Danny’s pen at our old house, and then…

Egg-citing!

This weekend our county had their yearly get rid of old tires for free day so we loaded up the Suburban and drove to the recycling center. First, we looked up the location on Google Maps because we had never been there before. On the…

Inside and Outside

Friday was super busy. I took care of the ducks/chickens, made challah bread, and got a roast cooking in the crock pot. I also did laundry and hung the clothes out on the clothesline, which was very pleasant. I cleaned the house. And I…

Peeper & Cuddles

Since EJ didn’t have to work today–it being the weekend and all–he was able to enjoy the ducks’ swim time. I actually asked him to carry the ducks, one by one, so I could video them. The ducks are forming their own personalities. One…

GPS Meltdown

JJ had his periodic appointment with his oncologist today to make sure he is still cancer free. I went with him because he doesn’t want to go to medical appointments alone–especially not to oncologists. I wouldn’t want to either. We’ve only been to this…

Ducklings in the Bathtub

Yesterday was JJ’s first official day on his new job. He came home happy. He really likes it at the new place. It snowed again today. We got several inches–and I think we are expecting several more inches. There is a Winter Weather Advisory…

Duck Love

It was very foggy and rainy all day today. I think the fog makes the landscape very pretty, although I worry a bit when my guys have to drive through thick fog. Because of remodeling we had done over the years at the old…

Enchanted Homestead

Downstate we had friends who lived in the country and had chickens for a few years. I thought they were very beautiful and interesting. I decided that if ever we lived in the country, I’d raise chickens. The eggs are healthier than store-bought eggs…

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