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The Lynchburg Lucky 13 Summer Bucket List


I just saw a post on the site ‘Lynchburg Mom’. It’s a great top 10 summer bucket list for things to do this summer in the Lynchburg. However, most of the things to do aren’t IN Lynchburg! I am not a mom who loves to drive around, I like to stay close, so here is […]

Ploughcroft Tea Room birthday present


Today I went to the Ploughcroft Tea Room with the two girls. This was Ana’s gift from me for her birthday. No ‘thing’ accompanied this gift, just time and treats at the fancy shmancy tearoom. Neil’s gift to Ana was a bike helmet and date to go to ride bikes and eat a picnic together. […]

An opportunity


Three weeks ago I injured myself while wrestling a possum in the back 40. What was I to do? I had to protect my kids and livestock… I came out with a torn rotator cuff, but hey, we had a tasty possum stew with mashed potatoes for dinner. My son took the pelt and made […]

Find your cheapest gas

Here is nifty tool to find the cheapest gas in your city. Simply put in your zip code and it will list the stations by price. Enjoy! Gas compare link.

Hey KROGER, that’s craycray… And awesome! (DEAL OVER)

Want $25 in FREE groceries? Kroger is running a coupon that can be loaded to your card here. The coupon is for $25 off of a $50 purchase. That’s pretty great!

Mobile chickens!


Rained out at edible food fest


Headline: Torrential downpour hits edible food festival in orange Virginia. Family concludes : We can still have a great time!

Garden update


The garden is starting to produce. We’re mounding potatoes and picking lots of greens. I also have tons of volunteer tomatoes all over the place. I love that!



Six new chicks. My hatch didn’t go we’ll this time. I think that I don’t have good enough airflow, will be changing procedure next time around.

No commitment CSA


Ever wanted to join a CSA but felt that the commitment was just too much? Ever wanted to sell CSA shares but trembled at the thought of not being able to fill your orders should calamity happen? For the small time hobby farmer, gardener, micro mini urban farm wanna be that I have going on […]

Quail eggs


Elijah sold his first batch of quail eggs. He sells 10 for $5. If you are local and would like a treat, reserve some quail eggs and support a local micro youth operated business! They go fast!

Grass fed beef at Food Lion


I would rather buy local beef from a local farmer… But, purchasing in bulk to get the best price means I need deep freeze space… Which I don’t have. I think this is the first time in a year that I have purchased beef for our home consumption. It was right next to the filet […]

New addition!!!


Many of you already know that I am not exactly a dog person. I’ve always preferred cats who are much more independent and I like their saucy little attitudes. The perfect combination of ‘pet me.-Now go away.’. But I have been converted to belief in dogs as useful tools on my micro-mini-mini-super-tiny wanna be farm. […]

Around the farm(ers tan)


Today I worked on my farmers tan. I planted 4 grape vines and hoed and spread seed for about 30 feet of carnations and dahlias. I also planted melons (more tomorrow!!!) and Elijah planted his jumbo pumpkin seeds. He wants to grow a whopper. All this time outside is good for my soul and it […]

Hatching now!!!


I came downstairs and look what I found!!! 16 quail chicks out of their eggs! Happy, fuzzy, oh so cute!


grill out anyone?


Springy work day weekends


Neil put up my greenhouse!!! I went inside today, it is waaaaarm and raining inside! Yay!! I also built another hugelkulture style bed before naps. It’s hard to be indoors on days like this, but I need to try to get some reading done, so off I go.

Petting fatty


Little fatty the last meat chicken made it through the last slaughter day because she was a Bit inthe small side. Jude and Evangeline like to pet her and she is too slow to really get away. We are hoping that fatty will someday lay us some fertile eggs and perhaps we can hatch little […]

A spring in my heart


It’s the end of February and boy… I am totally into this whole ‘spring is almost here’ business. This is what we are up to… Hatching day downstairs for tester batch of eggs! One down 15 to go! I love hatching chicks. They are so cute, but I can’t keep them, so I am selling […]

Get up and walk!…. Quail.

This guy had his boot removed today and it walking normally. The ankle bracelet will stay on for another day to help position his back toe.

I am just going to put it out there, just going to say it and you may make fun of me. I made tiny orthopedic boots for two of ┬áthe quail. I couldn’t help myself. I have an inability to stand by while something is failing and not intervene. so I whipped out the cardboard […]

Fried green bananas with goats milk feta


Super easy and soooo delicious. Buy the greenest hardest bananas you can find. Peel them (score with a knife and wedge your thumb in and pull off the skin), fry them, smash, then fry again. Sprinkle with salt and crumbled feta. (I fried mine in coconut oil, but regular vegetable oil is fine too). If […]

City Chicken Micro Farm… the first meat harvest

Well, we did it. We processed 3 chickens right before Christmas. After having fattened them up the moment came. With the help of Elijah and Neil we sent the 3 chickens to the chicken afterlife to roam the hills in search of bugs and fresh green blades of grass. The processing of these birds was […]

why I love the Dollar Tree


I love the Dollar Tree. Every week we go to the public library and after we stop at the Dollar Tree which is right in the same shopping center. The kids look forward to it, but I love it. The thing is, among the cheap toys, plastic kitchen ware and holiday decor they carry some […]

A Peach of a day.

Last Saturday was ‘family fun day’. We went with friends and family to Gross’ Orchard about 1/2 hour from here and picked peaches and apples. We are up to our eyeballs in peaches. Oh yes. It’s a very good thing, a juicy good thing. I will be putting some in the freezer in chunks for […]