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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