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Adapting the chore chart for a school schedule

At the beginning of the summer I made a magnetic chore chart and I am pleased to report that we stuck to this program all summer long. Two of my children started school about three weeks ago and the oldest started today. But, just because they start school doesn't mean that all of a sudden, I have to do all the chores again.  read more »

Addition work and chicken news

Since we installed the backsplash two weeks ago, Frugaldad has been very busy and has accomplished a lot. Check it out here.

In other news, this week we found the first eggs from our new hens! I am pretty sure that it is either the black or golden sex-link hens and not the aracaunas. We've found 4 eggs in the last week but I expect to start finding more as all of the hens start to lay.

new eggs  read more »

The Mother Hen

On Thursday night the weather was quite nice and the kids were outside jumping on the trampoline. I decided to let the geese and chickens out of their coops and hang around the yard to keep them safe from the foxes. I haven't been letting the chickens out at all since last spring when they all became dinner for the three baby foxes who later ate the gosling. I don't usually let them out much in the summer anyway to preserve the garden, but a couple summers ago I discovered that I could keep them out of the garden if I was running the sprinkler. So I would try and let them out every time I watered.  read more »

Still making kitchen progress

We put in a glass tile backsplash today.

Life at the farm


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