Stocked and Loaded!

Sometimes the simplest ideas, take the most time. I have been reading a lot recently about the benefits of bone broth and I have spent the near $6 to try it. I don’t care what they say, it is NOT good enough to drink (in my opinion). Unless, you like salt less chicken water, then…

What the Duck?

Since our other female duck was turned into a fox feast, we have had 2 drakes and 1 hen trying to live harmoniously together. It’s been a tad rough with them adjusting and I can tell you, each egg that hen lays is DEFINITELY fertilized… NOTE: THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART….

For the Love of Food

November is always, always, ALWAYS a beloved month for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I just find the landscape to be beautiful. It’s constantly rainy and eerie. The remaining leaves are hanging around and the trees are constantly dark and wet. It’s great cozy weather. It’s definitely comfort food weather….

Closing Time

As the growing season slowly comes to a close (sans these baby brussels sprouts), today we harvested our small garden, put to rest those yummy perennials, and started securing the duck area as we prep them for their first winter. Ferngully will enter a slight hibernation, but we will move our endeavors inside and craft…

Uncharted Land

Sometimes I have days where I don’t want to do anything remotely contributing to part of society. I want to escape. Whether it is in my car (I purposefully allow myself to get lost, sometimes) or on foot. I recently had one of those days, and it was right in my backyard. We have almost…

Being a Basic Witch

As you are well aware, from having eyeballs and looking at a calendar, it is mid-October. When girls in yoga pants scream for anything pumpkin spice. And, who could blame them? Pumpkin mimics the backdrop of what’s to come! The orange glow of a bonfire, the changing colors of the leaves, the carving of faces…

What is Modern Day Homesteading?

Too often, I receive inquiries from others wanting to know the “WHYs” of what I am trying to accomplish (insert eye rolls– from me, because I feel many get the wrong idea about what we are trying to do).