Mr. Silver Teeth, the old Friend I dont have.

I pulled into a space outside the grocery store and put the car in park. As i did so the doors automatically unlocked. Out of habit, i pushed the button and relocked them. I began untying my lunch bag and spreading the utensils and baggies out on the seat beside me. I did need to …

“Why?”

Upon learning that i wake up four hours before i need to leave the homestead in order to get myself and all the plants and animals ready for my departure to my day job at 4 am most people laugh at me and call me ridiculous. They think it’s overkill and i must be there …

Cackling Coyotes

It was Sunday evening. I was trying to get a bit of work done on each of my projects before i started a new work week at 1 am. Thus is the schedule of a healthcare practitioner/homesteader. One must be awake at all times to fit in all the things that must be done. Strewn …

Back When the World Made (Some) Sense

I was in an antique town recently and somebody gave me a piece of candy. I realized that nowadays we have gummies in hamburger kits where each gummy is shaped like the burger, the bun, pickles, lettuce, or tomato. We have candies within candies, like when you go to the store and it advertises on …

Chatting with my Neighbor’s Longhorns

For most people livestock are possessions. They’re just something to own. For me they’re more like neighbors. Just like the deer they too have a whole language…not of snorts but of dinosaur sounding terra-dactyl noises. There is a specific noise for “i’m hungry. Where’s the truck that brings us food?” Theres a different noise for …

An Egg Appears

This year was unseasonably hot and dry. It was so dry that i only had to mow the grass once all year because back in April it died. It was so hot we didn’t have a hard freeze until mid December. This seems to have confused the chickens greatly. Thinking they somehow missed winter and …

Christmas in the Country

Move to the country. You’ll find people gift each other food much more often than trinkets during the holiday season. There are two reasons for that. The gift giver is strapped for cash and the gift receiver is strapped for cash. When you live paycheck to paycheck and theres always some new expense or repair …

The Feed Store is Closing

The feed store in our little town is closing. Not only do they have their own amazing blends of animal feed that keep horses and chickens shiny and healthy and beautiful…we are losing The customer service that is a leftover of generations gone before us. I drove around for 2.5 hours sampling the feed selection …