The Instagram rule of poultry is if you're going to raise layers, you must produce a rainbow of egg colors. Given that—and because I have grandchildren who, in my mind, rate much higher than Instagram—I choose breeds specifically for their color of eggs. My chick order this spring consisted … [Read more...] about It Takes Grandparents and a Full Flock
It's National Farmers Market Week and I couldn't appreciate it more, having just attended a workshop on Raleigh's Hillside Farm. Oh, my goodness, the arduous, hand labor that goes into producing high-quality, organic vegetables. Let's take a moment right now and send out a #lovemymarket and … [Read more...] about Love My Market, Love My Farmers!
When we poured concrete in our barn, the contractor said there are two kinds: Concrete that has cracked, and concrete that will crack. Apparently if we just change the word cracked to hacked, the same can be said for WordPress websites. Knowing this, why was I surprised when back in January my … [Read more...] about Cr(h)acked: The Concrete Security of WordPress
One of the great things of old house living are the gifts that come with it. Ours bequeathed to us an extraordinary collection of scrapbooks compiled by the lovely woman from whom we bought our farm. For nearly five decades, starting in 1941, she devotedly clipped, pasted and immortalized whatever … [Read more...] about Women’s Farm Groups, Then and Now