Waiting for Spring

A pretty slow week here. All of our attention seems to be on either waiting for the snow to leave or dealing with the new drifts that arrive. Most everyone is thoroughly tired of snow and chomping at the bit for Spring. Here, Ginger…

Knitting, Baking, New Quarters for the Chickens, and a Birthday

Have you started your holiday baking yet? Ginger and I began last week after she received a cookie press for her birthday. The spritz you see here were the happy result. We used the Taste of Home Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies recipe which made 12 dozen, though…

The Week in Review

We’re starting to see signs of Fall in Western Massachusetts, despite it being nearly 90 degrees here today and muggy as anything. Further evidence of the impending seasonal shift – acorns, and the arrival of pumpkins at the garden centers. I bought these at…

A Day Out for the Chickens

Here are some photos from the chickens’ first day outside. Of course Pepper brought the mealworms. These helped make the transition a smooth one. I think the chickens would go just about anywhere if mealworms were involved. The cats squeezed out the basement door when we…