Punks on the ‘Stead

As if my three growing boys who demand to eat multiple meals a day every single day wasn’t bad enough, I’ve got other punks around here demanding to be fed, too! And I’m not just talking about the dog and cats and chickens. Check out these little punks we’ve discovered recently. All guilty of mooching…

Coop Diaries

Day 68 of our captivity. The tall two-legged noisy ones caused quite a raucous in our coop today. First, they attempted to shoo us all into the roost. We outsmarted them by running underneath the roost just out of their reach. Sadly, they possess something called bamboo sticks that are long enough to reach us…

Oh, The Browns…

Brown is one of my least favorite colors. Once upon a time, I think let’s go back to the late ’90s…brown was the new black. Everything was in shades of brown. I loved my brown shoes, brown purse, and everything from beige to the deepest shades of brown. Now, I find the color brown to…

Turtles on 122

My youngest son loves rainy days at 122. Rainy days mean the turtles come out. We have enjoyed watching and learning about the Eastern box turtles. We tend to only see them on drizzly days or just after the rain. So far we have identified four individuals. Two males and two females. They tend to…

Chicken Run

We knew when we bought our house that we were going to get chickens. We didn’t really have a time frame on when we would get them, we just knew we wanted them as soon as possible. We went to the feed store to look for work boots for my oldest son and we accidentally…

Itchy Itchy Ya Ya

  Some days I feel like a CSI detective, a Sherlock Holmes and Watson…nah, more like Monk or Matlock. A few nights ago my youngest son presented a mysterious rash right before bed. Aw nuts. If you Google rashes before going to bed, you will itch all night. I’ll spare you all the details, but…

Bird Nests and Pellets

Back in March, we started watching birds build their nests in our front landscaping. We loved watching a cardinal family building their little home in one of our Arborvitae trees. There were a total of three nests between two Arborvitae trees, one in a maple next to the house, and two more on gutter elbows…

This Is Plumb Crazy

The plumber was supposed to arrive during a 4-hour window in the afternoon. He was late and arrived after 6 pm for what was supposed to be an assessment with potential work beginning tomorrow. Except the situation was desperate enough for the plumber to start on it tonight. Backtrack a little Last week we had…

Toe-May-Toes

We’ve had no shortage of cucumbers and tomatoes this summer. So much that I’ve had to try my hand at preserving some of it. Since this is our first time gardening, I fully expected more than half of what we planted to die. And I was correct! I did not inherit my mother’s green thumb…

Furry Friends

Thanks for stopping by! Since you’ve already met our feathered friends, I thought it might be fun to introduce you to the four-legged furry ones, too. Meet dog. Levi. Once upon a time, this puppy was a sophisticated prince that dwelled indoors and was afraid of raindrops and toads. Now he’s our full-time outdoor chicken-watching…

Junior Entomologist

My youngest son loves all things living. I post frequently on Instagram showing him holding something that lives and breathes. This week it has been a handful of Hercules beetles. I must say, the Hercules beetle finds have easily been the absolute coolest creatures we have ever found. We have found a total of three…

Storage Shelving DIY

A couple of months ago hubby and I built a few storage shelves for our basement. We have lived in our home for 4 months now, and I wish I was exaggerating when I say that we haven’t really unpacked yet. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. When late spring rolled through, it brought some pretty…