The Chase

5:45. Lying in bed during one of those precious moments of in between, not asleep but not quite fully awake, I sensed a movement next to the bed.  As I began to get my bearings, I realized that it was none other than Jesse the Cat.  At 5:45 in the morning.  Full-on psycho mode, bounding … More The Chase

Hello Again

Happy Anniversary to ViCARIously Speaking! When I received the notification that my domain was automatically renewed, I figured that I must write a celebratory post. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing “this” for over five years now. And yes, I use the word “this” loosely. The past couple of years my efforts have amounted … More Hello Again

The Name Game

I feel like this blog is making a liar out of me.  I post about our 19 chickens… all but nine of them are slaughtered.  We buy four more…. now we have a baker’s dozen.  I never wrote about that.  I wrote about my bees and how I accomplished a split that didn’t go as … More The Name Game

Catch a Cat

MacKenzie is obsessed with cats.  We had a cat once, but it shit on the Christmas Tree skirt and I had to get rid of it.  Plus, I was allergic.  It wasn’t just the cat, though.  We had a miniature pot belly pig that shat in the laundry room and all over our side yard, … More Catch a Cat