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...]
Yesterday morning, as I was cooking my eldest son's brunch, I heard a familiar tune coming from the T.V. in the living room, one I had not heard in decades, it was a hymn. Curious, I peaked around the corner only to see it was being played during a Guinness beer commercial. [Continue reading...]
Ah yes, Halloween is here once more. I didn't bother writing anything last year, but I feel compelled to write something this year. You know, I still marvel about the power that this day wields over sensible adults, who not only excitedly don costumes in order to hide their hypocrisy, but they also encourage [continue...]
Is It Autumn Yet?
Thank the LORD! At long last, October is here in SoCal, which means autumn is here - - finally! Well......maybe. As you well know dear reader, autumn is my favorite time of year, but this year I'm kinda feeling a bit cheated, because September has been far too hot this year. Even so, I have gotten quite a few outdoor projects done. And I will be sharing [Continue Reading ...]
I'm on a mission to obtain a good recipe for panettone. Maybe it is because the first time I tried this epicurean delight was when my mom bought some and we shared it, and so by making my own, it would be a way of remembering her. Dear reader, I must ask you, have you ever experienced the lofty yumminess of this Italian bread? If you have, then you know what I'm talking about--right? As I savored my first bite I thought to myself, "Where have you been all my life?" Unlike the neutron star denseness of other European style fruitcakes, [read more...]
Poor Soil Poor Farm
Soil. The most basic foundation of any garden and farm, and well, of thewhole 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]