Just being

As winter nears we prepare for snow, garlic planted, hoses and fencing put away and getting the winter coop ready for chickens and ducks.

Unfortunately this year we have had to take part of a day posting the property. We have no problem with hunting, but sadly this year has been huge for people treating our property poorly. Partying in our fields, leaving trash behind.

We had signs up that were ripped down, while waiting for new ones to arrive we experienced a whole new level of disrespect. A hunter parked right on our front lawn, right behind the treehouse. Claiming a neighbor told him it was okay. People like that ruin it for everyone. If you are hunting on someone else’s land, please be respectful, ask permission.

Ailey has a love/hate relationship with Soot, some days she will play with him or allow him to lay next to her (as you can see, this clearly makes him happy) other days, it’s a no go.

I’ve been digging into the binders given to me by my sister, reading old letters and looking at pictures. Including this one of my great grandmother

And a picture of my grandfather

And then my biological father

So many pictures to see, so much new family history to catch up on.

Hope you all have a SAFE and wonderful week! Have a great evening folks!

Also I apologize for any typos, I got glutened last night and the brain fog has kicked in and my hands do not want to cooperate. Celiacs for the win 😭

New Friends and Birthdays

Recently Ragnar the Rooster made his way into our flock of chickens, not in the usual way of hatching, arriving as a chick, or being purchased. No, one day he arrived via box left at the end of our property. I have been wanting a new Roo for awhile, a protector for our girls and as it was hard to get new birds this past spring, I wanted to be able to hatch chicks of our own.

Ragnar is incredibly sweet, appears to be a young Easter egger. To whomever dropped him off, thank you. We can hold him without fuss and he is very friendly. This could have gone a different way.

We may have other new friends soon, as we found wild turkey eggs in the middle of our front yard one afternoon, no sign of a wild turkey anywhere. We hunted all around to return these eggs to the nest but had no luck.

Having no idea how to return them to their mother, we have stuck them under our broody Beauty, who yes once again has a desire to become a mother hen. Maybe she will get her wish. Before doing this we checked the laws, I had no desire to get into trouble of wild turkey eggs. However, thankfully no law has been broken and I really did not want to toss the eggs.

We have two birthdays this month, not human form but furbabies.

Ailey is reaching her 9th year. Her birthday is in two days.

This goofy girl will be two on the 29th. Runa has started to hit the “teen years” for sure. Chewing the (electric) chicken fence, digging holes, and ignoring commands. Sigh we will get there, she was far too perfect in behavior and temperament up until now, I should have known 😂

Everyday the garden grows a little more. The rows of potatoes, corn, popcorn, squashes, and root vegetables are looking amazing. Tomatoes this year…well not so much. We are in a drought and have to be careful with watering. Rain appears often in the forecast, but we have seen very little of it this year.

Today however, today looks gloomy. There are dark clouds overhead an the weather app is still showing a storm 🤞 Perfect day to stay inside and work on a project.

Or two, providing my new knitting needles arrive today. While I generally have no issue with these wooden circular knitting needles that came cheap in a bundle, they don’t do so well when more than one strand of yarn is involved 🤷🏻‍♀️

Have a great day folks!

Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance. – Nathan Rutstein