Each year as winter approaches I like to move the coop so that the hens have fresh ground as the winter cold and wet descends upon us. The coop my son built is uber sturdy, and we keep it inside a 10 x 10' chain link fence safe from the
In the Upstate NY North Country where I live, the growing season is short but sweet! For those who have the gift of the green thumb, having fresh fruits and vegetables during summer and fall is a priceless gift of health. So, when winter rolls around, what's in season? Root
One of the things about middle age is that you can pursue interests that you didn't have time, money or energy for when the house was full of kids and jobs were paramount. I always loved to cook...and I was a fairly prolific baker when my kids were young, but today
We have been in Heidenheim an der Brenz since Sunday. This little Bavarian city is nestled in a valley beneath the shadow of Schloss Helenstein, a castle originally dating back several centuries. Heidenheim is a mix of old and new; a number of thriving anchor industries are firmly rooted here.
So, this week I was uber excited to be accompanying my husband on his business trip to Germany. Never been there, it's the land of my ancestors, so I'm in! He would be working and in meetings with his company, and I would be free to roam and explore beautiful
Today has been designated "Mother-In-Law Day"...one of those bogus holidays designed to sell Hallmark cards or related products. Anyway, I was delighted to get this funny post from my son-in-law. Too funny!
I hate to be the wet blanket. Sometimes I just have to speak my peace even though it may be pointless. So here goes. Michelle Obama is a tremendous First Lady, in my opinion. She has been a class act from her first day in the White House. Her focus
So, as a fairly new chicken owner, I continue to learn more about my girls. Recently, since I have noticed that one of my chickens isn't laying, I've been exploring some reasons why, and learned that it's a good thing to feed eggshells to chickens. Who knew? The calcium chickens
There are some times with family that are just perfect. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is one of those...an annual event in Glens Falls NY that is a spectacular gateway to the most beautiful time of year in Upstate NY. The first time I ever attended the festival, my two children
If Labor Day has you thinking about what comes next (in Upstate NY that would be winter), try this great recipe that lets you enjoy the taste of a fresh summer salad all year long! One of the saddest things for me about the end of summer is the waning