Things No One Tells You About Raising Chickens

Eggs prices have increased and probably won’t cool off any time soon since Avian Influence decimated over 3.5 million laying hens in the US in 2022.  It will take some time to hatch and raise those replacement laying hens. If you’re considering just raising your own laying hens, you’ll need all the facts, and there are [...]

Who is Libby?

Who is Libby of Libby's Pumpkin? Source: Libby's story actually dates back even further than the company itself. So, to understand who Libby is, you first need to understand where the pumpkins come from. It All Started With a Seed The pumpkin used in Libby's canned pumpkin is called a Dickinson pumpkin. These pumpkins, which were [...]

On the Porch

Welcome This past summer and early fall, we remodeled our front porch.  It included new railings to replace the wooden ones, sanding down the mahogany porch boards and re-staining and sealing them, painting the steps and a re-arrange of furniture to accommodate sunrises, visitors and Molly 5. As I drove around the area doing some [...]

Finding First Gear

Finding First Gear We have a love affair with convenience. We want automatic everything so it’s faster and easier to do.  I certainly prize my washing machine over a washtub and scrubbing board, but the more we take our elves out of the creation process or tackling the actual work, the less we appreciate the [...]

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