Four households form the chicken club. Today was Lynn’s day, and she got a full assortment. One of the ladies is still holding out, but we still have enough to feed all of us each week. This is a particularly sweet group. Nobody seems to get picked on.
*from “The Amish use tech differently than you think. We should emulate them.” by By Jeff Smith, The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2020 It can often feel as if modern life does little to encourage healthy connections between people. The logistics of making a living and meeting core family needs combined with dispersion of extended families… [Read More]
I grew up in New Mexico and one of the many things I miss is the spicy, traditional food. In October in New Mexico you can smell the wonderful aroma of green chiles being roasted in the open air. And on feast days, the Navajo pueblos and in many households throughout New Mexico you will… [Read More]
It was a March 25 snowfall, but the resourceful ducks found a swimming hole.
She took her sweet time (and she is sweet), but our Wellsummer is now laying beautiful eggs. The speckles come off if you wash them, same with the blue eggs. Curious!
We humans bring our backgrounds and baggage to whatever communities we find ourselves in – whether that’s a workplace, spiritual or activist, or even a book group. This is especially true in co-housing, as our very intention is to build community by interacting more closely with our neighbors than in a traditional neighborhood. We join… [Read More]
Luckily we didn’t have any turkeys or chickens this winter, so nobody was hurt when the powerful winds tore the roof off of our winter home for turkeys and/or chickens. Our new flock of chickens are due any day now. When they’re big enough, they will live in a more portable chicken tractor for the… [Read More]
Ben Brock Johnson’s NPR article about cohousing
Kai really wanted to help make dog food. Evidently nobody heard her at the door.
October here in Western Mass is when the temperatures drop and the air is crisp suggesting the possibility of snow, unpredictable when it will strike like the whims of a precocious toddler. All of a sudden we feel an urgency to get the winter tents that provide sheltered exercise space for our goats up. We… [Read More]