Hello! Well, the warmth of vacation has worn off and it is back to the reality of winter here in Massachusetts. Cold and snowing, in case you were wondering. However, there were a few days last week that felt like spring, and those days were AMAZING! The temperature was in the 50's, the sun was … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 (Part 2): July-December
2018 was a year of surprises, challenges, joy, and growth for both me and my family. My writing energy was diverted, and that was okay; it was necessary. But after a week away in the sun, I feel so much more like myself: centered, calm, determined, and full of ideas and plans! Last week I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 (Part 1 of 2)
While I wouldn't say that raising our chickens inside was more than we bargained for, it was more than we bargained for. The first couple of weeks were so fun and exciting- because the chicks grow so fast, they do and learn new things every day. Also, they are incredibly cute. And soft. Eventually, … Continue reading How to Raise Chicks INSIDE without Raising your Blood Pressure.
Learn from some mistakesI made raising baby chicks while having a chuckle. Also get some chick-raising media suggestions.
In early 2016, after pining away for chickens for years, my family was finally ready for our first "pets". It took me a long time to convince my husband that the birds would be worth the effort (of course, I wasn't sure, I just HOPED they would be...) I spent hours researching the right breeds … Continue reading Baby Chicks Come in a Happy Meal Box.
The story of how Henrietta the hen was stolen from her coop and was eaten by a hawk.