More Snow, a Dog’s Haircut, and Too Much Baking

Spring continues to prove elusive here in western Massachusetts. We’ve had snow twice since my last post. Granted, the second time, it was simultaneously sunny. So strange. I refuse to be put off from yard work, though. Tired of waiting for warmer weather, I…

December Recap

Hello! And welcome back after what I hope was a lovely holiday season. We had a very nice Christmas. This year, we splurged on an artificial tree. Here’s Pepper at Home Depot, assessing the selection. I was set on getting one of the cheaper…

Warmer Days and Some Completed Projects

Finally! The weather is improving.   I was able to get some good gardening time in this week, and the girls were able to have some outdoor fun with the chickens. We’ve discovered that the chickens love mealworms. They’ve learned to distinguish the sound the container…

A Barred Owl, the Wild Turkeys Drop in…and Some Baking

We had another visit from the wild turkeys this week. If you look along the top of our back fence, you can see our turkey (the white one) sidling up to a wild turkey (the darker one to the right). At first we thought…

The Chickens Are Laying Again

So nice to see eggs in the nesting box again! We’ve missed them. I’d almost forgotten our chickens could lay eggs. But, with longer days and their molting done, the chickens have picked up right where they left off in the fall. Now, the goal…