Spring is in the Air

February 26, 2015

One of the facts of the farm is that livestock needs to eat.  Today was my trip to the feed store, which brought home the fact that spring really is right around the corner. Apparently “Chick Days” have begun at Tractor Supply.  I took the opportunity to snap a few shots of cuteness to share. […]

Where Murphy Gets the Boot, and Windy Woods Gets its Kitchen Sink Back

February 25, 2015

It’s been a bitterly cold two weeks here in Windy Woods.  I’ve started cutting into my reserve pile of wood, you know, the one I never expected to even touch, and it’s only February. Well, Monday night the children were telling me the kitchen sink wasn’t draining, and I’m like, oy, all that food we’ve […]

The Best $100 I Ever Spent

February 19, 2015

No, this isn’t an advertisement, though it might sound like it.  A few months ago I was chatting with a buddy, and happened to mention that I wished there were such a thing as a manual hydraulic wood splitter.  Dang, but I wish I had said something along these lines ages ago, because he immediately […]

The New Additions – Meet Bella and Clover

June 10, 2014

I mentioned in my earlier post that we’ve been busy here in Windy Woods for the last month or so.  So much so that I’ve neglected posting anything, so now you’ll likely get a flurry of posts. This event happened prior to the previous chicken carnage post, but was shortly overshadowed by it.  May 18th […]

Livestock Lesson – Fox Among the Hens

There’s been a lot happening in Windy Woods since my last post.  I’m going to start with a hard lesson we’ve learned in this post. Back on May 28th, Kristen came home from running errands in town to find a chicken carcass out by our log pile. My first thought on hearing about this was […]

Spring Chores are Beginning

Mailbox First up on my spring chores list was to replace the mailbox post. I’ve considered writing a rant post about the county plow that took it out this winter, but really, I’m not mad at the plow driver, I’m certain it’s difficult to avoid taking out mailboxes. Especially when the snow was as heavy […]

Together Time

I’ve been wanting to write about homeschooling somewhere and Scott said he didn’t mind if I put it here.  So you’ll probably get some non-farm related babble here, unless a school project happens to involve the farm (and many do 😉 )  Side note: many pics at the end of this post 😀 Tweaks and Changes […]

A Tentative Spring

I feel like there’s finally hope of spring coming. Our chickens have laid an egg! One egg, but it brings with it the hope of so much more. I’ve been scarce on the blog because I spent a lot of time working on my natural birth website. Then I needed to spend a lot of […]

Heavy Snowfall & Wintertime Blah’s

Okay, I admit it, I’m ready for spring. This winter has been tough enough that I’m seriously considering moving south. Tennessee is looking better every day.  I still want to be far enough north to have winter, but would prefer a slightly shorter version of it. As you can see from the picture of our […]

I’m Thankful For …

On this Thanksgiving day 2013 I thought I would list a few things that I’m truly thankful for. I truly am not being sarcastic about any of these either, despite what my readers might think. First and foremost, I’m thankful for my best friend in the world, Kristen who has given me a reason to […]

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