chickens · farmhouse renovation

Farmhouse Renovations and Farm lessons

Here we are, almost at the end of January and I realize it has been quite some time since I last updated on our renovation progress.  Mostly, because the work has been at a standstill for quite some time now. Even though the addition was started a year ago, it has not felt like it… Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations and Farm lessons

chickens · Peacocks · Uncategorized · weekend updates

under the magic blanket

These seed packets jumped into my shopping cart the other day.  I’ve been reading the seed catalogs and dreaming about what I will plant in the garden this year.  Ah spring, I’m looking forward to welcoming you. Right now, though, it is very cold out and we are under a blanket of snow.  Our pipes… Continue reading under the magic blanket

chickens · Daisy and Winter · Uncategorized

New Year New Life

In the night, on December 8th,  Mr. Cottage and I became chicken grandparents.  Our little hen, Daisy only 8 months old herself hatched her first chick.  Daisy was terribly weak and unable to stand or walk because of her 21 days of sitting and not eating or drinking.  I knew I needed to help her out.

Art · chickens · Uncategorized

a few broken bones gangsters in my family

I meant to keep in touch a little better, but life has been happening.  I’m trying to adjust to it getting dark so early and cooler temperatures.  We are supposed to get hit with an arctic blast in the next few days.  Ick. I took a bad fall the week before Thanksgiving and I broke… Continue reading a few broken bones gangsters in my family

farmhouse renovation · Uncategorized

You Hoo it’s me

I’ve been off-line and out of touch and away. All summer there has been a whirlwind of activity here at the cottage.  The cottage renovation is still an ongoing process and will be for some time.  The exterior work is complete for the most part.  Our Cottage received her new paint colors – green, blue… Continue reading You Hoo it’s me

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goodbye Coral Cottage

Goodbye, Coral Cottage. Hello something something cottage… We are going green and blue. All summer I’ve had paint samples taped to various parts of the house.  I studied those samples at different times of the day and on sunny days and cloudy days, ’cause you know how paint can change in different light.  After a few… Continue reading goodbye Coral Cottage