Every year we plant a garden. Every year I try to label everything, so we can remember when things come up, what they are. But it seems, every year, those darn markers get lost, broken, or just unreadable. We have expanded our garden this year, fenced it in and built
By now, if you have poultry or even just watch the news, you have heard about “Bird Flu.” But what do you really know about avian influenza? And how will it impact you as a consumer or backyard bird keeper? Take a deep breath and don’t panic, we will explain
Ever since he was a little guy, the oldest country kid has had a deep affection for poultry. In the last year he has become obsessed with quail. He will scour the internet for hours at a time watching videos and learning about them. So it came as no surprise
I came to motherhood later in life than some, having not even met my future husband till I was 28. I had my first child in my early 30’s and my last in my late 30’s. That’s not so bad, right? But once you have kids, they always come first.
NOT the littlest country kid! Recently the littlest country kid turned 3. He walks, he talks, and for the most part, uses the potty like a pro….. He is old enough to “get” what a birthday party is this year, so I picked a theme, made some cupcakes and had
I was delighted recently to receive a copy of Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z from the author, Sarah Rosedahl. As soon as I took it out of the package, the oldest country kid was all over me. Why? Because the art work on the front cover is delightful!
At our house, we do not skip holidays. We love each one, so each gets its time to shine. Since Halloween is over, and despite what the retail stores are trying to prove, Thanksgiving is the next holiday on our list to celebrate. Since Christmas has already taken over full
I love Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays. I love the decorating (not too scary) and letting the country kids trick or treat. I am so blown away by the cost of store bought decorations, not just for Halloween, but most holidays. I just don’t understand why it
Once upon a time, there was a little boy who walked to the beat of his own inner drummer. The little boy had an autism spectrum disorder called Asperger’s. Sadly the local public school could not hear or just refused to help him on his walk through life. Life at a
Bugs….. Most people who garden, don’t really care for those bad creepy crawlies who tend to do damage. Heck, some folks just dislike bugs for no reason, like my hubby. When we first meet, well let’s just say he has learned to live with them, IF they stay outside. But
A while back I received an email for our local 4H (because the oldest country kid is in 4H) about an opportunity to visit a dairy operation and have “Breakfast on the Farm.” Seeing as the event was FREE, we love checking out farms and breakfast was included, well how
All year long, I drive the oldest country kid to a lot of different 4H meetings…. there is craft club, poultry and rabbits. And then, for one glorious week in August it all pays off. That’s right, the county fair! A week when the kids get to show what they
The littlest country kid LOVES yogurt. I mean like a junkie looking for his next fix, he will stand in front of the refrigerator yelling “yogurt!!!” I am please he like his dairy products, but having just turned two, his spoon skills are lacking. Feeding himself yogurt is just a
Easter is a time of year, that regardless of religious preference, it seems everyone always sits down to have a nice family meal. We usually have ham and fixings along with a loaf of my homemade bread. This year I wanted to spice it up a bit. Oh sure, everyone
The snow is still covering the ground and spring is still a ways away, but the oldest country kid loves to grow things. He is always asking to plant seeds. So when it is too cold outside, what is a mama to do!?!?! I came up with this project….. It