Egg Stand Honesty Box

It’s done!  With no building or woodworking knowledge, I’ve put together a really cute little egg stand from which to sell eggs in front of my house. For the base, I used this ODDVAR stool from IKEA, but instead of fastening the base to the seat of the stool, I attached it to this hen…

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New Hens

After a couple of false starts, we were finally able to collect three new hens yesterday. We made the decision a couple of years ago to rescue battery hens instead of keeping pure breeds, but the poor ex-batts don’t live very long, so we’ve decided to add a few hearty birds to the flock. We’ve…

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Nell

There comes a point in a middle aged woman’s life when she decides she needs a small dog.  I don’t know when it happened to me, but when the need hit me, it hit me hard.  I spent a bit of time researching breeds and came to the conclusion that the best match for me…

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Rosie

Rosie, our newest rescue, might have been dog in her former life.  She begs at the dinner table, steals dog food, growls at the postman, and would rather hang out with our two dogs than any of our other cats.  She also sleeps in the dog bed.

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Sowing Seeds

On Sunday, I managed to get my tomato and tomatillo seeds into the propagator.  With such a short growing season here, I have to ensure I have nearly-mature plants ready to plant out by the first of May.  So many seeds, and so many plans.  I’m even going to attempt mustard greens this season. I love…

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Introducing Lola

When you have four cats, really the only thing you actually need is another cat.  This is Lola.  She’s two years old and very sweet.  For fourteen years I’ve wanted a cat who loves me best, and I think I finally have one.

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