What to do with baby chicks

another sign of spring has arrived! my baby chicks were delivered yesterday! i know it sounds so weird to have chickens come via mail but it’s kind of funny to go to the post office and hear them chirping like crazy behind the counter. while you still can go to places like tractor supply and […]

farm stuff

everything on the farm right now just seems so dead. until yesterday everything was brown and gross and gray and now it’s buried under another foot of snow. monday night my pal jess and her family came over to talk some landscaping  plans for the front of the house and then the next night we […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! i’m so excited for this weekend. you don’t even know. well…now you do because i just told you! this weekend is going to be full of junking, shop stuff and friends and food and friends and junking and junking with friends. it’s set up to be a good weekend. photo ps thanks […]

farm life update

it’s been a while since i gave a farm update! the garden was squashed when the frost came so we are no longer harvesting veggies and flowers but luckily we still have a nice stash of squash from the fall. our animals are growing like crazy! the sheep now have thick coats of wool and […]

5 things pinterest doesn’t tell you about farming

pinterest (including my own boards) are filled with dreamy images of flower fields, backyard chickens and expansive gardens. and i’m not going to lie, there is a lot a lot of that. never in my wildest dreams would i ever think that homesteading (or at least trying to) would be something that i would even […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday here! although this week i’m not sure how finally it is. this week flew by! between work, sheep, chickens, garden, home stuff, painted farmgirl etc. it has been really busy. i’m getting the silent treatment from the hubster at work today because i just told him i ordered 15 guinea hens because […]

#bestself2015 week 25

woah dude 25 weeks already! i think this is the longest i’ve ever committed to a blog series. you should congratulate me and send me flowers and pyrex hehe. so before i dive in to how the daniel plan went… i have to tell you what happened last night. last night after work we met […]

weekend recap

the weekend was full of many things but clearly the main highlight was … sheep. we will get to that in a moment. let’s rewind to friday. friday after work i swung by painted farmgirl to fluff my booth before the big DIY sale on saturday. the DIY sale is a random pop up of […]

mail order chickens

NOTE: sorry for my absence yesterday big girl job duty called and they keep the lights on 🙂 for those of you who have been following along the past few years you’ve known that one of the biggest disagreements in joe the dream killer and i’s marriage was backyard chickens. in byron center we fought, […]

finally friday

let me preface this post by saying that i hate it when i miss blog posts. i have been so incredibly swamped this week with a big girl job work event that shall be over today so back to normal (hopefully) next week. now on to business. well… it is finished. i dropped the chickens […]