I love snow!  Growing up in Galveston, Texas, and Pumpkin Center, Louisiana, snow was precious.  Even a few flakes would mean school was out and we would do our best to put together a snowball to throw at each other.

My first winter in NYC was magical because of a very snowy season.  There is nothing like New York City after a heavy snow.  When I moved north, it got even better.

Two snow storms in a row set the stage for […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: chickens, dog, Miscellaneous, sheep||12 Comments

Backyard Chronicles-October 2016

I never know what I am going to find when I go up to feed the animals.  This morning, I stopped to say hello to Chloe, our barnyard cat, then checked our garden to see what was left.  I had a few tomatoes, plenty of swiss chard, and some herbs.  The chickens were fine, although, their run was pretty muddy.  Rosie, as always, ran around checking on everyone.

My next stop was to feed the sheep inside of the barn.  When I […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Cats, chickens, dog, Miscellaneous, sheep||1 Comment

My Favorite Backyard Chronicles

If you have followed my blog about architecture for a while, you have also been introduced to my family’s micro farm.  Our children are in 4H, and they raise and show sheep.  We also have 20 chickens, 2 bunnies, 2 dogs and 3 barn cats. Although the ‘barn cats’ seem to have missed the memo, since they end up spending an equal amount of time in the house.  Chloe, our first barn cat, had her 6 kittens in my daughter’s bed […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Categories: Cats, chickens, dog, Miscellaneous, sheep||3 Comments

Backyard Chronicles (January 2015)

Our children don’t always get along, but our animals can’t seem to get enough of each other.  I will say though, none of the other animals carry on a love affair like Chloe the cat and Rosie the dog.  When we walk up to feed the animals first thing in the morning, Chloe hides behind a tree so she can ambush Rosie and then they both proceed to wrestle, chase, and hug and chew on each other.  I personally have never seen […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: chickens, dog, Miscellaneous, sheep||6 Comments

Backyard Chronicles (Oct 2014)

Rosie is still guarding our porch as well as the sheep, chickens, bunnies, and the latest addition…Chloe, the barn cat.  Like most farms-even the tiny ones, animals multiply and newcomers are always welcome.

Our garden is winding down, but some crops are still doing well.  Kale is the hands down winner with a few tomatos still to be eaten among the peppers etc.  Since I like to cook Thai and Vietnamese food, I tried a long shot, and planted some […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: About Us, chickens, dog, Miscellaneous||5 Comments