Archive for September, 2009

My beekeeping equipment arrived!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Unfortunately, it looked like this: I have yet to open it and see if anything is damaged, but I’m not too worried.

The good life

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Sitting in the warm sun on a breezy, 75 degree day. Baby’s asleep for the next two hours, so mommy can catch up on blogs, drink tea with cream and honey, and eat a couple homemade cinnamon rolls while laundry dries on the line. Ahhhh.

I’m such a man

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Look what I did today: I found this firewood stacker in the woods today. Strangely enough, I have coveted one since I was ten or so and saw one in one of those in-flight magazines – no kidding! – I have really always wanted this exact model, and there it was sitting abandoned in the […]

Guess what Mommy bought today

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

An incubator! For $3, at some random yard sale. Doesn’t get better than that. Let the poultry begin!

I have a blister on my eyeball

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

That is how bad my allergies are today. To say “bloodshot” doesn’t describe it, as that implies there is some white left visible. I have twelve allergy shots left, and I’m still suffering this badly? Please don’t tell me I’ve spent almost $400 for nothing.


Friday, September 25th, 2009

Hm. I was completely put off by the description of pig-raising in Farm City – Carpenter’s story of having to go dumpster-diving to fill fifteen five-gallon buckets every night to feed her two swine was an instant turn-off. But now the Guinea Hog has me thinking. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Guinea Hogs […]

I hung the potrack

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Doesn’t it look nice against the brick? Awwwww yeah, baby. Pots on hooks. Mmm-hmm.

All in (two) day’s work

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I thought I had taken better “before” pics than these, but of course not! I should have known myself better. (I think that’s my non-New-Year’s resolution: to start pausing long enough to take “before” pics with all the renovations we do at this house. But man I am so impatient!) Here the bed is laid […]

It’s a russula

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

So we’re fine. Now that we know we have a tiny field of edible mushrooms in the back, I wonder if there are any dishes I could cook with them?

This child will be the death of me

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Of a heart attack, if nothing else. So I let her out into our “safe” little fenced yard today, turned my back for literally 30 seconds, and found she’d crawled across the yard and was busily munching on something. She likes to eat grass, so I wasn’t alarmed, but hurried over anyway and found her […]