farm life

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Minimizing, Living Simple = Ahhhhhhhhhh

Last week and over the weekend we gave away and sold some things that we did not use or need.  This lightening of the load is part of a continuing process that started slowly about 2 years ago when we moved from Wisconsin to Texas. When I look around my environment and take inventory of […]

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Lizzards and Chicken Tractors

Today while Dave was taking Shorty for one of her mandatory walks around HTF, they spotted a rather large lizard. I was going to try to catch a photo of him….but he evacuated the area when I moved in for a closer look.  FAST! He was hanging out (literally) on a big stalk of some type […]

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In Pictures

I’ve been finding lots of bits of broken glass in the garden and certain areas on HTF.  I am considering using some of the pieces in a mosaic of some sort.  Perhaps some artwork object for the garden. Pictures of the new chicks are on the way!

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More Chicks

The chick count is now up to 25.  Unfortunately, this number may soon be down by one.  The reality of having animals is not always happy or fun.  Life has many components that we may not perceive as good, but it is what it is. One of the chicks hatched out in the incubator has […]

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Paradise Found, Gardening in Unlikely Places (book)

Paradise Found.  Every time I step outside at the Caradan place, this is what I think.  I also recently discovered a book with this title. Paradise Found, Gardening in Unlikely Places   The author is Rebecca Cole.  I hadn’t heard of her before, but apparently she has appeared on TV and radio regularly and her work […]

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Spraddle Leg

Today the chick count is up to 14 and I hear peeping noises coming from inside the incubator…so I expect more eggs to hatch soon. All chicks are doing great.  We do have one that had spraddle legs.  I read that this is sometimes caused by them not getting good footing right after hatching.  I […]

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Overwhelming? Maybe it just “Is what it is”

Often when I look around HTF I see ALL the work I want to do and I am inspired!  Other times I feel overwhelmed.  Aaaahg!  How can we ever hope to get it all done?!!! Then I realize I am allowing myself to be swept up by a certain perspective.  All the work just “is what it […]

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A Day In the Life (pictures)

A common sight in Texas. This one is in our neighborhood. This old truck is also near HTF. Squash- ready to soon go in the garden! On the day’s list- get chicken food

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