I am flipping ecstatic right now! Guess what showed up in the mail today? Huh?! Huh?! No guesses?! My SCOBY! What in the hell is a SCOBY, you ask? SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast, and can also be known as a “mother” or “mushroom”. Don’t be confused; this is no fungi, but a … More It Has Arrived!
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
Yesterday was a very bad day at work. So bad in fact, that when I got home I ate a piece of cheese. A big piece. With a big glass of wine. Okay, a bottle of wine. My stomach is in knots today: the combination is playing hell on my normally dairy-free stomach. I’ve had … More You Might Be a Bad Supervisor If…
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There are 6 things I take, religiously, every day of my life: Cayenne Ginger Lemon Juice Milk Thistle Evening Primrose Oil and the mother of all oils: Black Seed Oil Evening Primrose Oil is known to…
My bees are stuck up. They can be described as nothing short of what my dad likes to call “Upper Pithington Smithe”. I provide a stable, sturdy hive for them to call home. I fill their hive boxes with symmetrical frames, and measure them during each inspection for perfect width and “bee space”. I even … More Bobby Pins, Brad Nails, and Beer
I guess I should first explain what a “bean” is, so you thoroughly understand what a “bean-ache” is. Between my husband’s prior service in the Marine Corps and my mama’s Creole heritage, our family has a language all of our own. Ink sticks, are pens. Calling one of the kids “booby” or “little willy” is … More Bean-ache Begone!
I have been a slug for the past couple of weeks. My usual active and healthy lifestyle has been neglected, and I have a million and one excuses. The constant below-freezing temperatures and snow on the ground makes it almost unbearable to go outside. When I do slug my way over to the gym, the … More YOU are Not a Waste of Time