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Diatomaceous Earth: What Is It & Why You Should Use It

What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth (DE), also called Kieselguhr is a light-colored, chalk-light sedimentary rock that is composed of the siliceous shells of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae….

A Collection of Photos from around our Rural Michigan Farmhouse.

Trees. Shrubs. Perennial Flowers. Blackberries. Raspberries. Blueberries. Apples. Pears. Vegetable Gardens. Mint Garden. Edible Perennial Garden. 1 Dog. 2 Cats. 2 Sheep. 12 Chickens. Wildlife. Wanna take a tour around our rural…

Pretend Play: The Hawk and the Chicken

The Hawk and the Chicken “Hawk… Hawwwwk… HAWWWWWK. I want to eat some chicken!” My three year old daughter is currently running around the room, flapping her long hawk wings, preying on…

Baa, We Have Shetland Sheep!

Family and friends… Let me introduce you to our newest farm babies. Technically, they are not ours… yet… We are fostering these lovelies because their owner needed help weaning them…

If Only You Could Have Seen Me…

It’s been awhile since I simply free-styled my writing and clicked submit. So, that’s what I’m doing today. I’ve been slacking on my usual posts and have instead been sharing guest articles & recipes,…

We Have Chickens! Are We Farmers Yet?

It’s starting! My initial daydream of becoming a farmer is starting to unfold nicely. We moved into our little farmhouse with a big red barn last November, adopted a dog last month, and…

Precious, Sleeping Babies at 1:00AM

This mama is awake at 1:00AM… Why would any mother stay up this late when mornings with babies come insanely earlier than normal?? I haven’t the slightest clue… Apparently three+ years of sleep…

Chickens are Friends, Not Food— Look How Our Chicks Have Grown!

Why do people think chickens are NOT meat? Source: Free from Harm “You’re a vegetarian. But, you still eat chicken right?” says random meat-eater number 9,999,987,654. I had often heard…

Barn Stall Chicken Coop: Part 1

This week our 7 week old chicks finally moved out of their tiny coop in our basement to upgraded living quarters outdoors! A little shifting of materials in our barn and they landed…

Pretend Play: The Hawk and the Chicken

The Hawk and the Chicken “Hawk… Hawwwwk… HAWWWWWK. I want to eat some chicken!” My three year old daughter is currently running around the room, flapping her long hawk wings, preying on…