I know I have completely dropped off the face of the planet for the past... almost 2 months? Thankfully I am almost finished with my Masters degree!!!!! The first draft of my thesis has been completed and turned in. I am almost finished with my final class. I have about one and a half months … Continue reading I’m almost done!!
Recently a close friends was diagnosed with ADHD. I have strong feelings about ADHD and had a bit of a tough time at first. You see, she is one of "my people", those people who are more like me than anyone else I know. We get along because we speak the same language and think … Continue reading Things I learn About Myself
Guys, GUYS!!!! It's pawpaw season! Just in case you didn't know. Paw paws are probably my favorite fruit. They are the largest fruit native to North America and the only tropical fruit native to North America. also, they are delicious! I had a meeting with with my advisor yesterday in the UPA building. As I … Continue reading PAW PAW SEASON!!
It is now the end of week 2 in my final semester of my masters. I *technically* have one and a half classes and my thesis. The half of a class is my seminar. I have to attend five lectures about sustainability and write a short one page essay on each one. Not a huge … Continue reading Last semester.
It's official!!!! Mama duck has had her second clutch? brood? Brood. They are adorable!! I was able to catch one MID HATCH!!!! It was absolutely amazing. Hopefully this brood will fair better than the last one! She is also having some difficulty with her hatch rate. She only hatches about half of her eggs. It's … Continue reading More baby ducklings!!
We have been intentionally educating ourselves on the native plants in our area. As ecologists we think it's important to bring the land back to a somewhat natural state. As activists we have been realizing the importance and benefits of utilizing what the land has to offer just as the Natives did, and still do. … Continue reading Foraging!!
It is currently 90 degrees in our house. I am officially a puddle. The kids are hanging out in their underwear and occasionally the 16 yo yells "It's so hot!". The heat is making us snippy at each other, Chris spends most of his time feeling ill, and turns the rest us into piles of … Continue reading I’m a Puddle
One of the baby ducks (not really babies anymore though, since they are now larger than the mama!) was injured about three weeks ago. I came out to feed them one morning and discovered it under the solar panels, unable to walk. I carried it into the house, looked it over to see if I … Continue reading Baby Duck
GUYS!!! GUYS!! The blackberries are in!!! I am so excited!! I went out yesterday and collected enough for 2 CSA boxes and a batch of jam, which will make about 8 jars of jam. Meaning.... as long as I can get to it today we should have jam at the farmers market on Saturday!!! I … Continue reading Blackberries are in!!!!
Over the past week we lost three baby chicks. We couldn't figure out of something was getting them or or if they were getting too hot from this heat wave. I bought a new 3.5 gallon waterer for the outside birds to make sure they didn't get dehydrated. The ducks loved it, but the chickens … Continue reading Sad News