Some Cold Hard Chicken Farming Truth

It's strange the things that have become normal, while I'm still generally in awe of my fantastic situation and blessed life.  I still appreciate walking up the farm driveway, seeing the chickens run out towards me, hearing the roosters crow, and the like; all simple things. Those will never get old. Yesterday when I opened … Continue reading Some Cold Hard Chicken Farming Truth

Backyard Chickens, a Story

This is a continuation of Backyard Chickens, a Story from the Perspective of Animals. ~ It was 5:30 (17:30) in the evening and the sky was remarkably dark. "It looks like it's 8:30," commented the grandmother, referencing the time that the sun set. "It does!" exclaimed Farmer Alixandra and she stopped counting her husband's custom ordered … Continue reading Backyard Chickens, a Story

Backyard Chickens, a Story from the Perspective of Animals

* Dialogue obviously made up, nothing else is. There used to be a routine with the backyard chickens. They would wake up and begin squawking and jump around inside their coop until released. When released, they would run and jump and check out under the bird feeders. Sometimes chickens such as Elvis, Bruce, and Comrade … Continue reading Backyard Chickens, a Story from the Perspective of Animals

More Tours & Goats & Fun Chaos

Goodness me, puppies specialize in destruction and being in the way. A half hour later I think I am settled enough to write. Jewel is lying suspiciously at my feet in the office; I hope she doesn't eat through any more wires. Yesterday was also a busy, lovely, social day. My sister, her husband, and … Continue reading More Tours & Goats & Fun Chaos

happy farm happy updates

There are a variety of words to describe my life -- a bit odd, eccentric, alternative, rural, punk -- but one thing is for sure: no one can call my life boring. I'm back to taking things day by day, and it's not because I'm sad, but because otherwise I'd have to spend half my … Continue reading happy farm happy updates

The Way of Chicken Farming

Oh boy, where do I even start? I was able to pick up the adorable cochin/silkie mixes!  SO HAPPY. My Pet Poultry Happy Farm business cards arrived! I gave away some to one friend and one of them was left on the patio and I shoot you no shit the next day a random RSL … Continue reading The Way of Chicken Farming

Life’s Been Fucked, Boys

I meant to post this yesterday.  I had written it all out, told myself I'd put the tags in later, and naturally forgot. IDC, least of my worries lately! From Thursday, July 21: All I want to do is love my family, love my chicken farming, love my job, and all in all, love my … Continue reading Life’s Been Fucked, Boys