Turkey Egg Rescue

Turkey Egg Rescue

Dear Neighbor, What I called “Eternal March” may be passing away into winter. Finally. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t mind having to run my air conditioning for Christmas. Besides not being able to wear  my Christmas sweater, I hadn’t one...
Chicken Attack

Chicken Attack

Dear Neighbor, It was the dusk of the first and probably last “Snowpocolypse” of the year.  After hauling in a healthy load of firewood, we sat writing by the fire, listening to tiny pieces of sleet peck at the windows. It was then the most unexpected thing happened,...
Ant Free Hummingbird Feeders

Ant Free Hummingbird Feeders

Dear Neighbor, One of our favorite visitors on the homestead are hummingbirds. We get our regular guests each year and can tell them apart by either appearance, flight patterns or sound. We can’t help but name each one, which I think they would like. Last week...
Goodbye to a Friend and a Chapter

Goodbye to a Friend and a Chapter

Dear Neighbor, They say there are four seasons but there is one more: the season of change. Change is something most of us don’t like, yet it is essential to growth and thus, life. When you quit growing, you die. My life has been nothing but change in the past...
It Takes a Flock To Raise Chicks?

It Takes a Flock To Raise Chicks?

Dear Neighbor, Momma Sox and her daughter, Specktacular, are sharing the egg hatching duties. I have never really seen this. As true to form, Specktacular jumped on only a few days ago, while Momma has held the full three week vigil. One chick has hatched and I do not...

A Picture of Hope

Dear Neighbor, Look what I found in my yard today! This picture says it all, doesn’t it? Spring is coming, new gardens will be planted and hope for another great year. Today is Garden Day and fitting the good Lord would sprout up something. As I plant my starter...