Our Favorite She is a He!

Iris had long been my favorite chick. She was smaller and more docile than the others. She was sickly in the beginning and had nearly died several times so i had pretty much raised her on my chest. I had spent a considerable amount of effort keeping her alive and neither she nor i had […]

The Plant Boxes

I didn’t have the money to buy proper plant boxes with all the dough i was spending on obtaining my own ppe, food, medicine, feed for the animals, and tylenol. Everything was more expensive than it should have been. Produce was marked up so much a potato was a dollar. You could spend 50 bucks […]

The Chickens Needed to go Outside

As time went on the little chicks began to shed their fuzzy fluff and pick at these tubes that appeared with their beaks. As they picked at the hard plastic-like tubes, they unfurled into little feathers. They were forever picking at themselves with their beaks and each time i peered into the stock tank they […]

Impulse Buy of the Century

I first began hearing about Covid-19 in february. In the beginning, it was this thing that was only in china and then italy. There wasn’t a sense of panic at that time. We didn’t have a widespread belief that it was coming here. But then, they brought all these americans with covid-19 from china over […]

Sitting out the Christmas Sales

In december the tractor supply store had a big christmas sale. Chicken coops were each 200 to 400 dollars off regular price. Many other items were 20 percent off. If i was going to buy a chicken coop and supplies for raising chicks and then accommodating chickens, December would be the time to do it. […]

Dreams of Chickens and Tomato Plants

Year one was not the time for big projects. Year one was the time for saving. My mortgage payments were pretty reasonable during year 1 but the banks wouldn’t do a fixed rate mortgage on a tiny house so i had to account for the fact that my mortgage payment was subject to a notable […]

The Dog Disaster/ Chicken Run

I don’t know what idiotic idea i got lodged in my head the day i decided to pay thousands of dollars for a crew to build a 65 by 65 ft chain link dog run. Perhaps i thought if i made it big enough and nice enough she wouldn’t want out and therefore wouldn’t dig […]