$11 Window Fix

I’ve been anxious to tell you about this window. It’s been a problem that I’ve struggled with since we bought the house. It’s odd shaped, with odd shaped dimensions, with a semi-circular top that is not a true semi-circle. That doesn’t even describe all the issues with it. The windows open from the center to…

End of the Summer Harvest

This was our first year of ever having a garden. I learned a lot this season about gardening successes and fails. While I was determined and hopeful that I could actually get a fall garden started, getting pregnant at the end of summer kind of changed those plans. I kept putting it off and waiting…

Not My DIY

Several months ago, my sister and I were making plans for an October get together. The plan was for my sister and her husband to come up and visit, and while here, help us disassemble the hot tub. I know what you’re thinking…why would we want to disassemble the hot tub? Oh, let me count…

Life. Ever Changing

Just when you think you get settled into life, something major causes a shift. That’s kinda sorta what happened here. I made an announcement on my social media this week about these changes happening around here. It’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. So, come late spring, we will have a little one…

Cold Snap

Zoowiemomma it got cold in a hurry here. We dropped down to the low 40s last night. And we were most unprepared for the temps to drop that quickly. During the day, we were enjoying the cool, crisp autumn breeze. One of our cats managed to get out of the house. He was having so…

The Chicken Farmer

Once there was a little boy who loved his chickens. He would pamper his chickens. And care for their home. He took a lot of pride in how well he cared for his chickens. He can be seen outside near his chickens every day, tending to their every care and need. He carefully gathers their…

Queen Regina

Meet the queen. THE queen. The Queen. Queen Regina. And, just so you know, that would be the Latin pronunciation of Regina, using a hard-g sound in Latin, not the soft-g sound in English.   This was the absolute largest mantis I’ve ever seen before. Hence the reason the boy named her Regina, which means…

Home Sweet Home

Here are a handful of my favorite things from the past two weeks. Last week, I travelled to Salt Lake City for the global doTERRA conference. It’s always such a fabulous week. I love to hear about the success of the company, new products, the science behind it all, the charitable giving the company does,…

Eggcitement!

Hooray! We have at least two chickens laying eggs! We found our first egg yesterday afternoon. What an eggciting day for us! This rainy morning we found a second egg. It was actually still warm, so we must have just missed the girl. The two larger eggs are the ceramic eggs we placed in there…

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…