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Summer School

Summer School

We’d planned on schooling through the summer.  Well, that hasn’t gone quite according to plan!  In truth, we have certainly done school this summer, but we just as certainly haven’t done as much as I’d wanted. Part of the reason is that we’ve been re-evaluating our homeschooling philosophy a bit.  I even went through a brief phase where I had considered just sending them to school.  (This may or may not have been during a fit of self indulgent tears…

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Nothing Happening

Nothing Happening

I had the audacity to think this week that (in terms of farm/animals) “Huh. There’s really nothing happening this week!”  Well, the universe heard that and laughed.   This story actually starts a few weeks ago when we noticed a black cat running around our property. She (you’ll see how we know it’s a ‘she’ in a minute) was always busy, running here and there, never still. Sometime last week, we noticed she wasn’t hanging around any more.  A few…

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Trimmed Bonnets & Greased Shoes

Trimmed Bonnets & Greased Shoes

The question was recently posed to me: If Friday [payday] came and money was no object, what would you get for yourself? The only thing that I could think of was a cream separator*. That made me realize 2 things; firstly, I must be a farmer’s wife, and secondly, how blessed am I? A few months ago I did have a long list of all the things I wanted.  But I had let the “Things I Want” list masquerade as…

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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

There have been several animal departures over the last few months. With the sale of all of our Cayuga ducks, Marianne’s death, Mowgli & Maxwell’s decision to take off, and the fact that three of our four wethered bucks already have homes, we had room for a few more additions! Steve already let you all know about Peony, but we have a few others that have joined us recently. First came Gabe’s ducklings. Gabe earned $50 for participating in a…

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Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

Buffalo Chicken Tenders “Recipe”

So, this recipe was supposed to appear during Lent as it’s my favorite Whole30 recipe.  In fact, we like it so much that it’s now a regular staple around here.  The following IS Whole30, but I’ve added ingredient swaps in italics in case you aren’t crazy doing Whole30 at this particular time. I’m going to give you fair warning – while I follow recipes fairly closely when baking, I’m a bit, shall we say, relaxed when I cook.  Over the…

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