Month: October 2021

We Pause this Life

As we know, life doesn’t always go according to plan. Instead of a half dozen other projects I could have been doing, I ended up spending the last two weeks dealing with Covid. Fortunately, I’ve had a light case so things are improving. I… Continue Reading “We Pause this Life”

Grandma’s Supply Chain


I am done with Tattler! I started to process the apples today and, emboldened by my pickle success, I decided to try the Tattler Reusable Canning Lids again. As before, two of the four jars siphoned out into the canner. I tried these lids… Continue Reading “Dagnabit!”

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Those of us who are of a certain age are acquainted with the Aesop’s Fables story of The Ants and the Grasshopper. I don’t know if it is currently being taught in the public schools but the story has been used for years to… Continue Reading “The Ants and the Grasshopper”

Roaming Chickens

As fall deepens and it gets dark earlier every day, the chickens don’t have as much opportunity to get out as they used to. Today, though, I got home a few minutes earlier so they get a half hour of freedom before chicken bedtime.

The Greenhouse is Covered

After my thumb had a day of rest, (if you missed it, my thumb had an unfortunate encounter with a mandolin slicer), we finally got the plastic over the hoop house. The clips I bought to secure the plastic to the hoop house didn’t… Continue Reading “The Greenhouse is Covered”

It Was Supposed to be a Productive Day

With the cooler weather we’ve been enjoying, I was looking forward to having a productive Saturday. The plan was that Oscar would go into town to get a haircut and purchase more bedding for the chickens while I stayed home and processed pickles from… Continue Reading “It Was Supposed to be a Productive Day”

Oregano for Chickens

The Oregano Oil I ordered arrived Monday and I have given Miss Piggy three doses. By dose I mean I squirt a small amount into her mouth once a day.  There were no instructions provided beyond that.  In the meantime, I’ve been doing more… Continue Reading “Oregano for Chickens”

Hello Autumn, Goodbye Summer

The projects have been slowing down as Fall starts. We aren’t struggling to fit so much into our evenings and weekends. The cooler weather has been glorious. The reduction in the bug population has been wonderful. The ragweed? Not so welcome. Greenhouse: the hoops… Continue Reading “Hello Autumn, Goodbye Summer”