Month: December 2020

Books 45-50

My goal was to read 50 books this year, and I just made it under the wire.

Getting Started With Chickens – Gear

Now that you know how many chickens you can have, it is time to gear up. You will need a lot of stuff. First a brooder box. We’ve had a few different brooders. We started with a cardboard box, we’ve used a plastic tote,… Continue Reading “Getting Started With Chickens – Gear”

Getting Started With Chickens – Homework

Thought it might be fun to write about how to get started on chickens.

All the Single Ladies

Are laying right now. It is beautiful. We no longer have a blue layer, but we have at least one green layer, and someone appears to lay mauve eggs. I suspect a blue x darker brown egg, maybe the cuckoo Marans. And our black… Continue Reading “All the Single Ladies”

The Green Stuff

A confession: I’m not great with money. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main one was that there were a few years where I had very little income, and even thinking about my situation gave me a panic attack. I… Continue Reading “The Green Stuff”

Christmas in Quaranisolation

Yet another holiday without family. I stole the name of my state of being from my brother-in-law who has had a different drink every night since things shut down in March. We all have the things we do to pass the time. I colored… Continue Reading “Christmas in Quaranisolation”

How to Put on a Walk-in Cast in Nine Easy Steps.

So now I’m in a boot. And while it is better than a cast… by far, it still has some challenges. I’ve been taking it off to work on range of motion and to rest. Getting the damn thing back on is a hassle.

It’s Chaos, Be Kind (Books 41-44)

Reading more books.

One Step Forward

…and two steps back. Ugh. Went to the doctor. X-ray was fine, but the swelling and pain tell a different story. So, after two glorious nights in my own bed, I’m back in the hospital bed. Compression sock on the bad ankle. Plus, now… Continue Reading “One Step Forward”

Of Mice and Me

Growing up in the city, I didn’t have to deal with rodents. Now that I live in the country, they are approaching normal. We are in an old house, so entry holes have been created over the last 120 years. Oh, and one of… Continue Reading “Of Mice and Me”