Beyond a Fragmented Life (Part of the Blue Bike Blog Tour)

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This post is part of the Blue Bike Blog Tour, which I’m thrilled to be part of. To learn more and join us, head here. I have this dream of waking up and sitting on the front porch holding a cup of strong coffee with a splash of goats milk, from our goats. After I finished my cup, I would go inside to make breakfast while the kids get dressed and the oldest ones help Daniel with some morning … [Read more...]

Introducing the Hens!

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And now, the post you've been waiting for! A chicken virtual meet and greet! You have been waiting for that, right? Ahem. Apparently there's a nesting instinct that takes over pregnant women as they approach their due date. Instead of starting a painting project, organizing, or attacking the dire laundry situation, this phenomenon prompted me to do super unnecessary things like convince my … [Read more...]

Why We Let Our Preschooler Watch Us Harvest Chickens…

Hop on over to Mama and Baby Love to read my latest urban homesteading post about food ethics and why it's important to us that our kids know where their meat comes from: Our family is big on having kids in the kitchen because of the wonderful benefits of mastering valuable skills as well as spending quality time together. But it’s also important to us that our kids know where their food comes … [Read more...]

Goals for the New Year

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So, we're halfway through January and I'm just now solidifying my goals for the new year. Clearly we should begin with with "stop being such a procrastinator, Haley!"  Anyhow, I've never spent much effort on resolutions at the start of a year, but I've really been reflecting on what I want 2013 to look like. I've been very inspired by all the great posts about goal-making, particularly Mandi's of … [Read more...]

Backyard Chicken Tips

Find me today over at Mama and Baby Love giving you the scoop on getting started with backyard chickens.  Free, delicious, healthy organic eggs whenever you need them? A pet that can help teach your kids about nature, reproduction, and responsibility? There are so many benefits to having backyard chickens, but getting started can be a little intimidating. Here are some guidelines to get you … [Read more...]