Mostly Human

Here's where the voices inside my head get to say what's on their minds!


Sorry I've been gone for so long.  Maybe you've missed the barnyard. No excuses from me except I haven't felt I've had the time to write something properly. But now, yesterday, Lucy died.  She seemed fine on Friday.  I was able to spend a lot of time in the barnyard, my favorite place in the world, hanging out with my good animal friends. Lucy was scratching and pecking like she didn't have a … [Read more...]

Change Is Good

Change is good?  That is not something I say frequently.  I am a stay-at-home, routine-lovin' girl.  To my core. But I just got a new job, and I am thrilled.  THRILLED, I say.  I don't think opportunities like this come along very often, at least they haven't for me.  In a nutshell, this gray-haired, middle-aged, left-brained organizer is now working for a group of young, right-brained creative … [Read more...]

A Simple Happy Holiday

We've been busy around here, like everyone else, but not over-the-top-busy.  We're going minimal on the decorations this year, and I gotta tell you it feels good.  Big tree, greenery, stockings, holiday knick knacks—nope.  All those boxes are still in the garage.  The wreath, window lights and a Charlie Brown tree are the only things that made the cut. Very Excellent Husband Don started … [Read more...]

Best. Mushrooms. Ever.

Greetings from there's-not-enough-hours-in-the-day land.  I've been trying to insulate the shed this week.  I want to use all recycled materials, which takes a lot more time.  My daily trips to ReSource to see if they've got anything new are enjoyable but only sometimes fruitful.  I got a lot of fiberglass insulation from a neighbor for the walls—score! It all needs to be trimmed down and I am NOT … [Read more...]

The Chicken Mama Is Now On Etsy

Internet friends, let me introduce you to my new venture...The Chicken Mama Etsy Store I've put this off way too long.  I have no idea why.  I think I'm afraid to fail.  Scared no one will like it.  Well, here goes! I love creating things.  Big things, like my hay shed.  But I also love spending time in the spare bedroom—let's call it my studio, shall we?—sewing and printing and stamping … [Read more...]

Stuff I Built This Summer

It's no secret that I like building stuff.  A lot.  I'm not very good at it, but I have a great time and nothing has fallen apart...yet. I started this summer knowing the VERY FIRST project I wanted to tackle was to insulate the goat shed.  But that's so boring.  "Look at the wall with insulation behind it!" usually doesn't get a lot of high fives.  It's like putting a new roof on a house. … [Read more...]

I Spy A Skunk

Some days, I feel like I've dodged a bullet.  Yesterday, I was ready for a morning of barnyard chores, poised to exit the back door with Keela at my side. Then, I spied this. I was not amused.  I was, however, grateful we had not yet stepped out the door.  Keela is unable to resist chasing these critters and getting sprayed. This guy was in no hurry to leave.  I watched him cross the … [Read more...]

So Much Happiness and Joy

Wow.  I've been away from the blog for the longest time since I started writing. I've missed all of you! I don't write anything ahead and I simply haven't had enough time to sit down in front of my computer. But what a monumental time we've had. So, let's get caught up, ok? We had a graduation, a birthday and the best party in the world to celebrate both.  Our Excellent Son Cameron graduated … [Read more...]