Now I’ve gone and done it. I’ve jinxed my hens. After introducing our girls, doesn’t it gosh-darn figure that once I write about them in detail, they start getting picked off, one by one? Granted, we have lost five hens over the past three years to predators (six if you count the teenagers that chicken-napped … More Jinxed
It’s been officially three days post-medication. My mouth is slowly starting to feel less like the Sahara Desert, and it has been a little easier to breathe. Today, I decided to go on a run. Once a week, I normally run the base. It is an easy, flat 6.5 miles, and I can usually complete … More Baby Steps, Minus the Diaper
After watching James get awarded his red/brown belt tonight, signifying the start of his third phase in karate, my husband and I thought it only fitting to run through the local ice cream drive thru for a treat. James’ reading skills are greatly improving. Tired of waiting for me to read the Harry Potter series … More Mouse Pie
My stomach is tied in knots. My vision is blurred. I feel like my heart is going to beat right out of my chest. What is ailing me, you ask? Am I in love? I can’t sleep. Let me rephrase that…. I haven’t slept in almost four years. I toss and turn to fall asleep, … More Oh, Sleep? Where Art Thou?
A friend stopped by work today and brought these beauties: Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans! They were wrapped in bundles with cellophane, and secured in a Ziploc bag, but even those measures didn’t prevent the scent of them distracting me the rest of the work day. She has no idea how wonderful of a treat this … More Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
So, would these be considered “Peeping Chickens”?!
Describing my dad’s garden in Brussel Sprouts That Don’t Taste Like a Cave must have got me in the mood for my garden, because last night, after the kids were in bed and the dinner dishes done, I couldn’t wait to start my seeds for this year’s garden. Armed with a pair of tweezers and … More You Say Toe-may-toe, I Say Toe-mah-toe
We started our chicken adventure in the spring of 2013. We bought six chicks, each member of the family picking out and naming their own. My husband and I tried reasoning with Alaina, the oldest. The scrawny little chick she picked out probably wouldn’t even make the truck ride home, we tried telling her. It … More Chicken Shit and Eggs
One of my favorite memories as a little girl was sneaking out to my dad’s garden, picking a ripe, sun-warmed tomato, and biting into the juicy red flesh. Sometimes, I would even sneak out a little salt, tied up in a napkin, to season my tomato with. Yum – salted tomatoes are still one of … More Brussels Sprouts That Don’t Taste Like a Cave
Hello. My name is Cari, and I am a prepper. There, I said it. I am obsessed with buying in bulk. … Fifty pounds of popcorn, ten pounds of peanuts, forty-five rolls of toilet paper… I have a storage room downstairs with two deep freezers and a six foot wide by six foot tall shelving … More … Ten Pounds of Whole Wheat Pasta…