Archives for June 2014

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Even though I haven’t written about it lately, we’re still plugging along with the Local Bite Challenge, and it’s getting so much easier now that we’re used to it. One unexpected side effect of eating very local has been the dramatic reduction in the quantity of garbage we generate. Most food from the Farmer’s market […]

Mondays on the Farm?

So, I completely forgot to post my Friday farm update last Friday… These things happen, you know. This past weekend was my baby shower for baby girl (due in ONE month!), and so I was busy with friends and family and had a great time. But of course, I must bring you a quick little […]

Rethinking Broiler Chickens

Pregnancy does something to me, y’all. I just have no patience or energy for things being harder than they need to be. This translates into ruthless simplification across the board. As I’ve been periodically checking in with my husband about when we’ll order our batch of broiler chickens (for meat) this summer, I started wondering […]

Fridays on the Farm {Dear Mama Cow, I’m Sorry I Wanted to Eat You}

Happy Friday, friends! I come to you well rested after sending Bridger boy for a “spend the night party” at the grandparents, during which I slept the vast majority of the time. Two naps in two days followed by a trip to the chiropractor… I die. In a good way. And now for the farm […]

“Birth like Mama Cow”

This Friday, I have no “Fridays on the Farm” update. We did some gardening and some cooking as usual, but really I went crazy on the house. Rearranging to make room for baby, redoing Bridger’s room to reallocate furniture to the baby’s room, etc. Things a very pregnant “nesting” mother does. And since I have […]

June Giveaway: Zillions of Homesteading Books and Supplies

And just like that, it’s June my friends. Can you believe it? To ring in June, I’m participating in a huge Homesteading giveaway with approximately one thousand other blogs. Each blogger has chosen which gift they’d like to give away (see the list below), and yours truly has chosen one of our favorite kitchen gadgets […]