Two years ago we had only one cat and decided that it was time for the sweet but aging ButterCat to mentor his eventual replacement. Enterread more »
One of the main reasons we travel is to eat. With food (and drink!) the observant and educated can experience a bit of a region’sread more »
It’s been a great winter for getting projects done. I’ve now fixed almost everything on the tractor once so subsequent repairsread more »
We recently acquired a flock of hens with a bonus duck. The person we bought the chickens from also had ducks which he had previously sold.read more »
We’ll have to get a bigger picture of the whole flock but we now have chickens coming out the ying yang. A friend ofread more »
Days like today (cold! and all-hours trips to the barn to check on the lambs) the beasts are happier than the beastkeeper.
Alright, mayberead more »
(Christine joined me with her camera for some evening chores)
Sheep are commonly believed to be lovely, gentle animals.
But sheep areread more »
We’re back (and judging by the influx of inquiries: not missed)! Our original ambitious blogging plan was victimized by our houseread more »
I’ve spent a bit of time in the woods the last few days. I’ve been helping Scott at Sugar Moon tap out, which involves pullingread more »
East Friesians are a specialized dairy breed but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of their wool. While certainly notread more »
Today was a beautiful day.
One of my East Friesian ewes delivered triplets (for the second year in a row!) unassisted under sunny seventeenread more »
My experience tapping maple trees began in earnest last year. I produced two litres of syrup on my wood stove from trees around the houseread more »
Dave’s got his eye on an IT entrepreneurship/incubator program (and wonkyeye will be undergoing a re-branding)read more »
Happy National Dog Day to Paddie and Slipper, the best dogs we could ever ask for. Our days are filled with twice asread more »
It’s hay time again.
It’s a long couple of days of lifting, lugging, and piling. But first, someread more »
Sometimes the pink ladies break free. Usually Paddie is the first one to notice. She loves it when things go amok inread more »
If you were to walk into our kitchen at this very moment, this is what you would see. It’s a lazy, silly dayread more »
While walking through the streets of SoHo in the rain (it may not have specifically been SoHo, or raining), coming backread more »
Tonight I decided I wanted to get a “nice portrait” of Paddie and Slipper. You know, one whereread more »
Yesterday was a special day for the Whelans – my niece and nephew were baptized! It was a beautiful dayread more »
It was a tough spring for our birds, both here and abroad. A raccoon had been picking off a few of our hens here (theread more »
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