Yesterday I went to get new duck eggs to hatch, expecting to get 15 eggs. Instead, I got 20 of them, at a more than 100% discount! My "egg dealer" was so nice, he sold me the eggs for about 1 dollar each. Where I am, they usually sell for the equivalent of about 3 … Continue reading Stop Climbing The Same Mountain Over And Over Again!
Today I am getting my second set of duck eggs to hatch. Yes, I'm screaming inside, of excitement! Almost as nervous as the first time, and almost as worried I'll mess up. Last time, I managed to hatch 10 out of 15 ducklings (13 fertilized), so it's not that I'm not confident in my hatching … Continue reading I Must Not Be Fooled
I had extravagant plans for the farm this year. Don't get me wrong, I still do, but I've come to realize that I can't fulfill all of my plans for the year. It's not giving up, simply seeing things as they are, and learning. When I planned my market garden, I didn't realize how much … Continue reading Things Did Not Go As Planned
I've been doing a lot of reading lately, and I can tell you that it does make a difference. I started it almost like an experiment, to see if reading really made any difference in my life. (It did). Though I haven't read tons of books, the few I've read have really helped me figure … Continue reading Setting The Tone
My farm life so far has had many ups and downs. Amongst the downs, the main one is opposition and critique from members of my family, who also live on the farm. While I don’t care much about their - at times uneducated - opinions, it puts a serious strain on my motivation. Admitting it … Continue reading When you don’t give up, you find treasures. But you will also suffer.
I sometimes want to not care. When I don't get the attention I crave, I want to not give a shxt about it and the person not giving me it. Yes, I called him my beloved husband a couple of hours ago, but there are times when my excessive neediness gets the best of me; … Continue reading Farming as a Distraction + My Mixed Feelings About Egg Production
But that doesn’t phase me. I’ve learned languages before, and even though I’m getting older and dumber, I feel like I can do it. What is like learning a new language? Well, it could be many things, but the specific one I’m referring to is farming and business. So, two things, I guess. A couple … Continue reading It’s Like Learning A New Language
I’ve previously mentioned some unexpected costs that came with buying bees, but recently I have come to realize that growing vegetables comes with its own “unexpected” costs… I used quotation marks, because the things in themselves weren’t unexpected, but the cost was something I didn’t think much about other than it being some abstract number … Continue reading More Unexpected Costs
Not so easy. Not easy at all. So, I have two youtube channels which I'm trying to grow at the same time. One of them is more important than the other, but I spend more time on the less important one. One is a fitness channel and the other is about my new farm/homestead. It's … Continue reading Determining My Focus – Deciding Who I Am??
So, this is probably the case for anything, and that's why this post is relevant to anyone. Perhaps the valuable lessons I've learned can be helpful for you as well, if nothing else than as a gentle reminder. Recently, I moved to a small farm, and as the season is finally beginning, things are happening. … Continue reading The constant tweaking and adjusting