After 12 or so years, we finally decided we needed a new sofa! Our old sofa (when it was new) was upholstered with a nice soft and durable dark green chenille. But as with all things in this world that are subjected to the relent-less rigors of [read more...]
There is something so whimsical and inviting about a rose covered arbor, isn't' there? The geometrically shaped floral abundance beacons one to walk through its fragrant portal, which gives the captivated viewer a framed glimpse ...[More]
I have written a little tale about the construction adventure my son and I took in order to replace our old ugly screen door! Read all about it....
Dear reader, if you are an avid follower of TWH, then you will know that I hate construction, because I'm not good at it. But for some reason, that doesn't stop me from constructing stuff around here. And as usual, I forgot ...[More]
The Sound of Music is one of my favorite things...and just like the song goes, bright copper kettles and...uh, well, warm woolen mittens would make my skin break out in hives, which is not one of my favorite things. Would warm oven mittens be an acceptable substitute? Anyway, my husband's aunt Helen gave this little beauty to me on Thanksgiving day, and I am truly thankful for the gift. I assure you that the monetary value of this fairly common piece of tea ware pales in [continue reading...]
House numbers have been missing from our home since I foolishly got rid of our sturdy screen door many many moons ago. Thankfully, there are numbers on our curb, but they can be covered by a parked car - - not good in case of an emergency. Our home is hard enough to find for most people, and that's because our street is broken up into [Continue reading...]
It's been a while since I've posted on Chicken Chat, but it's not because I don't have anything to share, quite the contrary. I have been very busy doing housewife stuff, and dealing with my little pullets, and trying to figure out how I'm going to integrate my little birds in with my big birds. Besides, it takes me HOURS to post an article, and I mean a short article. I spend DAYS or WEEKS on larger articles. That may not the be case for other bloggers, but....
Poor Soil Poor Farm
Soil. The most basic foundation of any garden and farm, and well, of the whole earth really. Scripture tells us that on the third day of God's epic seven day creation, he caused the waters that covered the earth to depart revealing dry land. Then he proceeded to call forth grass, herbs, and fruit trees, all of which were to bear seeds after their own kind. See? God was (and is) the first gardener of the earth. Not surprisingly to me [ more...]
A few weeks ago, we went and picked up some more little hens to add to our flock, something I have been wanting to do since I found that according to L.A. County animal regulations, I'm not limited to only five birds. I can have as many birds as my property can handle by density. Chickens require [Continue...]
What's The Poop On Sand?
Today on Chicken Chat, I will be examining the question of whether or not sand is a good litter to use in the coop, and run, but not so much in the brooder, since I don't raise those fuzzy little peeps. Now dear reader, get ready to learn something! [Continue reading]