Good morning friends! Yesterday was day #4 of being snowed-in, stranded out here at The Wildwood Homestead. My hunk plows & salts some of the major institutions around the vicinity so he hasn’t been around much since Friday. Our teenage daughters finally escaped to a friend’s house yesterday, so it was just Jabba, the pups, … More CABIN FEVER! Stranded day #4
Simply put, my peace of mind has been hijacked by 3 chickens and 3 turkeys. So far 2017 at The Wildwood Homestead has consisted of me slogging through ankle-deep mud and grudgingly pushing my way through dense briar bushes all day and night in fruitless attempts to waylay a meager flock of pea-brained poultry, only to return them to the security and coziness of their coop. … More Big Foot Ate My Flock.
Our dearest friends, family & blog readers, This year has been exciting & productive, challenging & reflective. Thank you so much for following the blog & sharing my posts! Thank you for taking time to reach out to us to ask questions about chicken-keeping, food preservation, landscape ideas & inquiring about ways to build upcycled … More 2016 at Wildwood Homestead
It could have been much worse, but if you’ve never smelled the soaking wet poop of 40 birds floating in floodwater, then you might beg to differ. … More After the Storm
Hey y’all! Black coffee is flowing, a floral scented breeze is blowing, a glorious sun casts shadows upon this garden I’m sowing. With every seed, a sense of peacefulness is growing, a universal connection, a primordial knowing. Aaaaah, these are the mornings that cleanse my soul & slap a fresh set of rose-colored glasses upon … More For Goodness Sake.
Happy Holidays folks! It might sound cliché, but it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! If you are feeling all Scrooge(ish) this holiday season & want to hang on to that “Bah humbug” state of mind, stop reading now, because I’m about to fill your headspace full of happy, sappy, smushy, gushy, … More Holiday Bliss & Hen House Blues
Well hey there! I dream up ideas. I guess you could call me a dreamer. I’ll own that title. I’m pretty resourceful when it comes to finding materials for projects around here. Often times that means reusing, refurbishing & even scavenging from junk piles. I’m not afraid to dumpster dive. Count me in! I’m a … More Palatial Poultry Palace & Rogue Roosters
The local news media predicts that today will likely be the hottest day of the year with temperatures rising into the triple digits. I keep four fairly large, Rubbermaid storage containers outside as they just tend to come in handy for all sorts of day-to-day tasks. I’ve been filling one or two up with water … More Twenty Seven Toads.