Month: June 2015

how the feud started

how the feud started

How the Feud Started by Arthur Guiterman From The Mirthful Lyre (Harper & Brothers, 1918). Before there were Pineapples, Peaches, or Plums, The Dog and the Cat were Companions and Chums. (They lived in a Highly Respectable Grotto, Where “God Bless Our Home” was their […]

Pig Hotel

Pig Hotel

Our friend Barry and I banged together a pretty skookum (solid!) pig house a few weeks ago the day before The Pink Ladies arrived. I added some shingles recently. I think it should withstand a good amount of huffing and puffing. It might be a […]

Beautiful blankets

Beautiful blankets

We sent some of our wool last fall to MacAusland’s Woolen Mill in PEI. By providing our own wool we get seriously wholesale prices on woolen blankets and yarn. Twelve pounds to a queen blanket. So we sent about three bags full over for blankets […]

before & after: our bedroom

before & after: our bedroom

I kept putting off this post because our bedroom isn’t completely finished. There are still a few more photos to hang and projects to work on. But then I realized that a room is never completely finished. Like us, rooms and houses are a constant […]

On the fence about fencing

On the fence about fencing

There are a few things about farming that intimidate me and fencing is one of them. I think it’s the diverse variety of strong opinions about how it should be done coupled with me having no experience to be able to sift through these opinions. […]

the coop scoop

the coop scoop

I know, the title makes it sound like there’s scandal in the hen house. Not really. I just thought it sounded cute. Our chickens roam the grounds and honestly, their chicken-y ways crack me up. They’re always clucking and cooing and ruffling their feathers. Come […]