Spotlight: WARTIME FARM by Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, & Alex Langlands

WARTIME FARM at Goodreads This is an extremely useful and valuable book.  Seriously, get yourself one if at all possible.  To see what I mean, first watch the Historical Reality show it’s based on. WARTIME FARM on YouTube I’ve mentioned this one before, but now it’s really prominent in my mind.  As I’ve said before,…

Who Made My Quarterly Harlequin Order?

Good morning, Blog Buds.  I’ve explained in a previous post How & What I Order From Harlequin So, I won’t go over that again.  Suffice it to say, Harlequin has an excellent loyalty rewards program. Did one of your favorite authors make my list this time?  Searching for some feel-good stories?  Read on. This choice (top cover…

Meet My New Flock of Chicks!

Chickens are probably the easiest and most useful backyard farm animal you can have, although quail are an excellent alternative.  Also, they’re gosh-darn cute, funny to watch, and loveable pets, if you handle them daily from hatching.  They only live a few years, however, and they lay well for two or three of those years. …

Quail, If You Can’t Have a Rooster, or Chickens At All

QUAIL FARMING FOR BEGINNERS at Amazon Disclaimer:   I have not read this book yet. Baby chicks are selling out nationwide, as are eating eggs from the grocery store.  I’d planned to start a new flock this spring, but the pandemic added a new urgency.  We only need one laying hen per person in the…

Plant a Garden, Raise Some Chicks

A few of my new baby chicks came home yesterday, Rhode Island Reds.  This picture was taken right after and they’re huddled together for warmth.  I did get the temperature right in the brooder, more on that later. It’s a scary time in the world right now, but I know my purpose.  I need to…