One day I arrived home from work to a surprise inside the wood cook stove. My wife was cooking dinner on our propane stove, and left a note for me on the wood cook stove. It was a late fall day, and the chill in the air beckoned for a fire in the wood cook … Continue reading A Surprise Inside the Wood Stove
Losing your dog can be a traumatic event in Northern Idaho. If it isn't the wildlife, there is also the real possibility of a neighbor releasing a barrage of defensive fire. In this clip, I explain a moment in which we lost our dog during a snow storm, the importance of finding her, and how … Continue reading Dog Gone It!
One of my favorite animals and things to do on our homestead is to care for our chickens. I love our ladies! Chickens require little and give much in return. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to sick chickens. I have not had much success in healing a chicken once they are … Continue reading Sick Chick on the Homestead
A unique aspect of living in Northern Idaho is the fact that it is "Moose Country". When we first moved here we could not wait to see a moose and being able to see a male moose with his paddles was and still is a rare treat. But even rarer is being able to see … Continue reading Mama Moose Prepares to Protect Baby Moose
This past Thanksgiving Break we finally dispatched one of our three roosters. Currently, we have twenty-seven ladies and two roosters. For weeks we have put off killing our extra rooster and had him in the isolation chamber, so he couldn't stress out the ladies. He was the last rooster to begin crowing and he was … Continue reading Tales from the Coop
For the first time since we moved onto our property, we have never realized we were surrounded by wild berries. Out our front window, we watched for years the humming birds fight over a large series of bushes that bloomed each spring, but we have never spied any fruit upon it, until now. The bushes … Continue reading A “berry” good summer…Saskatoon style
When picking out our flock 4 years ago, my wife and I went to the local co-op and chose several varieties; Buff Orpington, Red Sexlinks, Amber Star, Ameraucana. We have since settled on the Buff Orpington since they seem to be the most easy going and don't tend to pick on the other chickens. My … Continue reading Our gardeners, the chickens, and other tales