I’m convinced one of the best decisions we ever made for our family was getting chickens and starting this whole homesteading thing. Our hens provide us with breakfast every morning and constant entertainment, but they also provide us with a sad back yard.
I figured it was just a matter of time before the bear paid us a visit. Yesterday, we finally had that visit, but it came in a way that I didn’t imagine at all.
Like many others, my husband and I are homesteaders who are learning to be more self-sufficient, but, because we have a lot to learn yet, we need money coming in from outside sources. This means we must find a balance between our homesteading work and work outside the home.
Books are important, and making a big deal out of books with children is a great way to get them engaged in reading, something that will have many positive effects throughout their lives. And it looks like we may have a new tradition of celebrating books developing right here in the Bangor area.
So I invented raspberry baby heart pies, though I have to give name credit to my little boy, and they have been a huge success in our house. They’re so simple, yummy, and homemade that I just had to share.
Maine is definitely the way life should be—if you have a camp in the summer.
I am under the impression there is some unspoken agreement among merchants that mandates no item be widely available during its generally recognized season of use.
After all, the way we raise animals for meat currently using our factory farming practices is bad for the animals, bad for the planet, and bad for us. If there is a way around all of this, I want to learn more.
I also hope you will be able to join us on Friday at The Briar Patch. The fun begins at 5:30 PM, and we’ll have a poetry reading, an art activity for children in honor of the The Art Walk events, and a signing. I don’t know how well my son is going to sign those books, but, by golly, he’s going to try.
It made me wonder: How much do we need to know about animal intelligence? I’ve been thinking about this for many months and have come to just one conclusion—maybe we just need to know enough that we start treating our animals better.