Month: September 2021


This week we had a predator attack on the chickens! I came home from work one day this week and saw that the rooster and hens/pullets were acting oddly but couldn’t see a reason why. I did think “Why did Oscar put the rooster’s… Continue Reading “Predator!”

Going Places

New to Grass

The pullets are just over 14 weeks old and finally large enough to spend time outside the run in the evenings. They are loving it! There’s nothing so fine as scratching around in the grass! The concept of getting back in the run through… Continue Reading “New to Grass”

Self-Reliance & Technology

I have been working on one aspect or another of self-reliance and preparedness most of my adult life. The difference in what I’ve been able to accomplish the past couple of years compared to previous times (besides having Oscar here to do the heavy… Continue Reading “Self-Reliance & Technology”

Fall Garden Progress

With time off from work last week, I made good progress on my fall garden. Monday, while Oscar was also off from work, we got the frame and hoops together for the 8′ x 12′ hoop house greenhouse. We placed it over the galvanized… Continue Reading “Fall Garden Progress”

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Chrissy died this morning. Chrissy was the sweetest chicken I’ve ever met. She was no bigger at fourteen weeks old than she was at six weeks old because her cross beak inhibited her development. Oscar is taking it hard. I warned him from the… Continue Reading “Crossing the Rainbow Bridge”

Believe in Yourself

Outside of the Zone

This past week, both Oscar and I took a walked outside of our comfort zones. Thursday evening a pipe burst at the house. Without being coached, Oscar turned off the well and checked out what had happened. After making his assessment, he called his… Continue Reading “Outside of the Zone”

Prepare to Protect

Since 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the U.S. The intent of National Preparedness Month is to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. This is a time to get focused on, to improve upon, to practice,… Continue Reading “Prepare to Protect”