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Freedom to Choose, Freedom to Farm

I’m watching a much larger Dominique hen walk over for a drink. As she reaches for the water, one of the duckling youngsters reaches out and bops her right on top the comb. She stops, as if thinking whether to retaliate, and the duckling bops her on the head again. She was a giant next […]

More Die From This Than Ebola – Be Aware!

Now that ebola is in the headlines, along with the concern, panic or resignation that it’s going to spread, it’s hard to focus. Reality check – however serious it is, it’s not just about dying. If it was then folks would do something about that which we can control. That which has killed more people […]

12 Country Wedding Songs That Weren’t Singles

It’s country music month and we’re not letting it go by without sharing some favorite music! I don’t get to concerts like I used to as the farm is taking time and money. You look through stacks of songs that have been singles and you know they’ve been played at many weddings or receptions…and they’re […]

Choose Positive

Sometimes life is unfair. Sometimes temporary low times seem like permanent and sometimes it’s good to sit with a dog and just enjoy *this moment*. Dogs get it. They don’t think about what if the check doesn’t come or what if this situation doesn’t work out or what if next month isn’t better. Just be. […]

Life After Toxic People

It seems today’s world is surrounded with drama, and if it’s not there’s someone wanting to add some. Recently I posted about the serious issue of domestic violence, and the month is declared Domestic Violence month to bring awareness to the issue. Is it by accident that it’s also Family Health month and Mental Illness […]

When a Home Isn’t Safe

It’s a disease of hate that comes wrapped in an appearance of love. It’s around us, it infects our communities, it damages those who often have no history of discord. It’s a horrid nightmare when you’re in it, it’s a hopeless feeling to see someone in it and not be able to help.  Domestic violence […]

Financial Priorities: You Paid How Much?

No matter what we do there will be someone we pass that doesn’t get our level of passion about some things. For some folks, what they spend their money on is ok but someone else spends money on their choices it’s not. A light hearted look today at differences as we struggle to get projects […]

If It Sounds Good Is It Good?

Imagine a sweet, non fat additive that not only do people like but want more of. Non fat means you can add it to everything, right? So it is – it’s added in places that people wouldn’t think to look for it, but adds a sweetness, or masks the bitterness of other ingredients. And it’s […]

What Is Your Food Worth?

So I’ve asked questions, listened to conversations near and far, looked on food pages particularly comment sections. I hear people want more control over their food. I hear they want to know it’s organic, that there’s not secretly pesticides or herbicides sprayed on it. I hear costs are a factor. I hear organic is just […]

Musician Chat: Ryan “Smitty” Byrne

It’s Country Music month. Regular readers know I love country music, and when Yahoo closed the news pages earlier this year, it left some content that didn’t strictly fit into food, farm, homesteading or writing. Except this blog isn’t JUST about farm or food but life as well and country music is life! And country […]