Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Easy Way

Let me show you two recipes for polenta: These are recipes for making homemade polenta. The thing I want you to notice is that the stovetop recipe says stir for 20-30 minutes until a wooden spoon stands up in it … Continue reading

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May 28th, 2014

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Oh What A Little Friendship Can Do

My friend came over today, and while visiting, offered to help me build our chicken run. It went so quickly, and I am overcome with relief and gratitude to her. It is a simple run, made of metal fence posts … Continue reading

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Building a Chicken Tractor

Well this is my third attempt at a chicken tractor. This time I used new lumber, not water rotted wood scraps, so that helped immensely. I totally believe in re-purposing old lumber, but I learned the hard way that if … Continue reading

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So Sweet

River thought that her toy wooden chicken might be ‘Un-ry’ (hungry), so we gave him a little rice.

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Spring is alive and well in Oregon. Here are some peeks around our yard at the glorious growth.

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Pickled Veggie Extravaganza

My best canning friend and I did it.  29 jars of Pickled Veggies now rest safely on my pantry shelves. She canned up 18 gorgeous jars herself. She has such a way with arranging the vegetables in the jar, slicing … Continue reading

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Figuring It Out

I am trying to get organized. Throughout my life I have been a moderately disorganized person. Oh, I have labeled folders for important papers, electronic and paper calendars and address books. I have systems for some things, but not for … Continue reading

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Simple and Delicious

I’ve been eating a lot of meals that look like this lately: Oven roasting my simple veggies and beans to give them a delicate, sweet finish. I simply drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle them with sea salt, and pop … Continue reading

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Four Chickens

Well, we have both of our new chickens here with us now. In this photo you can see Dundren, Nimbus, and River welcoming them to the hood. Our newest chicken has now been moved into a dog crate that her … Continue reading

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