What Shel Wore: It’s Udderly Awesome

I used to have Instagram but then I lost my phone and so here I am, taking photos with a camera like it's 2006.I haven't replaced my phone yet. Let's not talk about it, it's too boring to recount. The point is, instead of continuing my #whatshelwore series in the cool way, I'm back in … Continue reading What Shel Wore: It’s Udderly Awesome

A Mama Hen’s Heavy Burdens

Some days, the heaviest burden you have to bear is a chicken with questionable hairstyling.Then there are the days where you have a two hour Doctor appointment with two kids. It's enough to drive a person to drink.And just when you think you can't take it anymore, there are poo poo problems on the back … Continue reading A Mama Hen’s Heavy Burdens

The Hairless Squirrel, The Wet Shoes, And The Frazzled Mommy

"And how are you?" said Winnie-the-Pooh.Eeyore shook his head from side to side. "Not very how," he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time." -Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. MilneDo you ever have those days where everything seems to be exploding and jumping the rails and breaking and spilling and … Continue reading The Hairless Squirrel, The Wet Shoes, And The Frazzled Mommy

The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

It's been a week of tears, of feeling my own fragility. The earth shakes, the waters rise, and life goes on for some of us. I don't know about tomorrow. And so, in light of life's uncertainty, I will count my blessings and embrace them. I will not waste these gifts, they too precious. Consider … Continue reading The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

Crazy things happen on the farm.I spent a few days out at my parents walnut farm this week, where I lazed around and listened to chicken talk. They discussed the roosters, and the high cost of feed, and worried about the mysterious disappearance of eggs. They also conspired to lay their eggs in the woodpile, … Continue reading Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" - Proverbs 17:22Since my steam vacuum bit the dust, the dog has had a poo-poo problem on my nice white carpet...twice...and someone urinated on my floor.What? The What?Imagine my poor feelings when a little guy walked up to me and announced … Continue reading I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

Over Coffee and Bananas

There's something about drinking sweet milky coffee with Raffi crooning about peanut butter sandwiches in the background. There's something about the small, chubby, high-pitched faces that greet me in the morning with wet diapers and milk thirsts and questions about my favorite animal.My favorite animal is a sea turtle. They're like the upgraded version of … Continue reading Over Coffee and Bananas

For Alexis (Pictures of Two Hours in Spring)

I have been watching my nieces today while their mother is out of town.Of course, the chicken was a highlight. Some people really enjoyed carrying Peaky around. When Peaky wasn't being carried, she was being chased. I say it's good for chickens to be harassed a little. I like scrambled eggs.Q loved having brave cousins … Continue reading For Alexis (Pictures of Two Hours in Spring)