It Has Arrived!

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!

Chicken Shit and Eggs

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

The Mitten Monster

It is the same thing every winter – around mid-February, I start pleading with Mother Nature to please, please warm up. Don’t get me wrong… I have learned to accept the cold, being holed up in the house, the lack of daylight, and the occasional dumping of snow that accompanies a Central-Illinois winter.  I actually, … More The Mitten Monster