That’s “MR.” Buff Orpington to you.

Uh oh. Here comes the sun and my hen is crowing at it. Ooops. It’s pretty cute actually, unless you are my neighbor wanting to sleep in on a weekend… It sounds like he’s singing, “ooOOOOOoo” in a kazoo: He’ll probably have to go to...

Re-designing the Coop Already!

Got another egg yesterday and three so far today. One of today’s was broken because the shell was very membrane-y. I couldn’t reach it so I covered it with lots of hay — don’t want the girls getting a taste for fresh eggs!  The other two today...

Good job, um, Eva, Ethel, Lucy or Maggie!

Yeah: we got our first Kentucky egg! I took it and then Mother Hen jumped up to the nest to look for it. I felt a little guilty except I know she will forget in about 2 seconds. (If she gets depressed, I guess I’ll know she’s the broody one!) See how nice...

Eva, Ethel, Lucy & Maggie: You Complete Me.

It finally happened: we got us some live chickens — YAY!!! No eggs yet but these girls are almost ready… about a month to go before they start producing incredible edible eggs. Which will be valued at about $100 a piece. So far… Feeding the girls...

Guess What I’m Getting:

Someday. Hopefully soon before the stores all run out of the little things this will hold. What’s he doing below, you ask? Reading directions. He bought plans online for my new farmer toy. Bet he changes the design before it’s complete… But who cares...

Series: Grow Your Own Food #1

This is a topic I am passionate about lately. I can’t wait to start growing my own food!!! We are within city limits on a lot about 70 x 125. We don’t own it so anything we build must be portable as possible. Other than that, the sky’s the limit....

Unschooling: Our Results

My friend Mary’s article on LewRockwell.com spurred this post. We met Mary via my original blog when we first moved to Costa Rica back in 2006. Mary and her three boys came to our house and hung out for a spell. They live an hour from our town, so we...