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With chicks arrival, new spring routines begin

We are settling into a new routine here on the farm. One that is full of work. While the weather may have decided to shift back to winter, the preparations for spring are beginning. Winter rest is over. It’s the morning after our first night with the latest crops of […]

Cat attack

I debated on whether or not to share the following story. The husband warned me that you all might lose all hope in my sanity. But I’m pretty much an open book. For better, for worse. So, here’s some more worse. Last week, we were attacked. The kids and me, […]


As a general rule, I don’t get attached to farm animals. They move in and out of our lives so quickly, it just seems reckless to become attached. It only takes two fingers from only one hand to count the number of farm animals — animals God created to feed […]

Death Valley

Spring is usually a time when new life is breathed through our cold and stiff winter world. Everything feels fresh. We open our windows and sit on the porch and gaze at the sprouting beauties peeking out from the now green-clad dirt. We wash up our house and freshen its […]

Long time, no see

I’ve taken a break from writing since leaving the Record at the end of 2012 to re-set and adjust to my new “normal.” And I don’t know if the anticipation of the life change was more than the eventual shift, but my “new” life has settled nicely, with little discomfort.