Author Archives: Denise
Farm Frustration: I used to think raccoons were cute, even when they were coming into my Scottsdale house and eating our cat food. But this morning at about 4 AM, a raccoon penetrated our temporary chicken coop–a chain link fence … Continue reading
News flash! When a turkey hen takes off from the porch, aiming for the ditch bank by the barn and chokes, she drops into the Mason Ditch and calmly begins to paddle her way to the bank. Once back on … Continue reading
Tonight we had hot dish. For those of you without a Scandinavian background, hot dish is a category of food that appears at church (Lutheran, of course) potluck dinners. Growing up, hot dish meant leftover vegetables worked into tomato sauced-ground … Continue reading
Farm Funny: “Bump the dog,” I said to the cow, and, with a cow grin on her lips, she bumped the dog. Dog didn’t think it was funny
Farm Weird: a beep-beep-beep car alarm. All the turkeys freeze, lift their heads & listen not to move again until it ends. Weird!
5:30 in the morning, 6 roosters, no snooze button on a single one of them. Argh! Well, 5 roosters now. Something crawled over the 10 foot fence and caught the rooster who refused to go into a coop at about … Continue reading
#Farm Wisdom: When juicing Prickly Pears you will get spines in your fingers no matter how careful and pink will be everywhere.
#Farm Success: One of Brighty’s teats started toward infection. A little colloidal silver and she’s back to normal.Whew! — Denise Domning (@ddomning) October 6, 2012
Okay, seems pretty expected, right? Turkeys have wings. They fly. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be in the trees, well except I’ve clipped these guys’ wings. Ah but today’s trees were riverfall–the big pile is what Oak Creek has swept … Continue reading