Wimpy Broth Soup

Today it’s raining outside. Look! There’s something green growing out there! I’ve had the sniffles for about a week, and I decided to work from home today. And, after too many servings of donuts and orange rolls, I was really craving some good ol’ hearty (and healthy) comfort food. I’ve had a crock pot of broth…

Keeping Critters out of a Desert Garden

It’s really only in the desert that you need to protect your vegetables as ferociously as your livestock. When your yard looks like this, your lush, green, growing veggies are a hot commodity for every rabbit, gopher and sparrow within 5 miles. After coyotes ate three of our cats, we couldn’t spare the emotional turmoil of…

Homemade Almond Flour and a Recipe for Breakfast Blondies

Oh yes I did. I love blondies. My mom who loves me makes me blondies when she wants to speak an extra blessing right into to my heart…via my mouth. I don’t just love this recipe because it’s paleo (which it happens to be), or because it’s GAPS friendly (which it also happens to be)….

The Peeper Coop

We have now mostly completed the “Peeper Coop.” It still does need some paint and some shingles, but it’s functioning, people!     It’s very fancy, as you can tell. And it’s designed to house a chicken from hatch day to butcher day (or until it joins the other layers and pays me rent! HA!) See…

A Dissertation on Poultry Ticks

For those of you who don’t keep chickens in the hot hot south, you can completely skip over this post. Delete it from your inbox!  For the love of God, flee while you can! But for those of you who do… If you’ve noticed an unusual decrease in egg laying…or is that just the summer heat?…