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Raising and Taming Late Fall Baby Chicks

At times chickens can present many challenges. Like most animals we can’t ask them what wrong we can only intuit based on our previous experiences. 1,457 more words


A Quick Liver Check...

Not mine. Mine is unchecked, probably staggering along fine since I don’t smoke and rarely drink alcohol. No, it’s the bunnies and that hepatic coccidiosis. 396 more words


This is Me

So my therapist says I should write a book. That seems a little daunting. I almost wrote a book a few years ago. I was going to call it “My Life As A Teenage Stripper” . 437 more words


Easy Beautiful DIY Magnolia Leaf Wreath

I love decorating my house in general, so of course the holidays are NOOOOOO different. For weeks now I’ve been holding on to an ad from Horchow of a wreath I adored. 256 more words

(What's Left of) Our Economy: China to Foreign Tech Firms: "Get Lost"

So much excitement (of both kinds) over the last 24 hours about President Obama’s predominantly symbolic announcement yesterday that full diplomatic relations would be restored with Cuba. 491 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Leaving Home

In my “About” I mention finances and food as our sources of motivation towards inventive self-sufficiency, but there is one more reason–our future.  We are planning a family business and that directs much of our thinking and choices also.   207 more words


I want to write here as I am excited (and anxious) for what is to come in the next few weeks. I am getting involved with a wonderful team of activists who have together formed the Pen Farm Herd Co-operative… The Canadian prison farm system is at issue. 218 more words