When Animal Adventures Inconvenience Humans

Sheepie had a grand adventure the other day. "Grand" by his dull sheep standards; he spent most of the day by himself. I had to work until close on Friday night, which is becoming a slight problem as the animals should now be closed up around 7:00. When I came home, it was dark and … Continue reading When Animal Adventures Inconvenience Humans


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

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

Animals Animals Animals

Since it's been more than two weeks since my last post, tons and tons and tons have happened.  Why?  Because that's the way of chicken farming.  It is very exciting and fast-paced. On a hamster note, Officer Hammy and Ursula's first baby went to his new home.  He lives with my mother-in-law now! The room … Continue reading Animals Animals Animals

Today’s Animal News

One of the first orders of business today was to restock some animal supplies.  I was supposed to go last night with my husband but when he didn't really seem in the mood I jumped on the opportunity to compromise: "I don't mind going by myself at all tomorrow, just don't be surprised if I … Continue reading Today’s Animal News