Weird Weekend – Atlantis and Ancient History

How Much History Do We Know? I have always been fascinated by the legends of Atlantis.  I find the idea that an entire civilization could be ‘lost’ intriguing because in school we are told we know everything about man’s progressive rise.  From the hunter-gatherer, to the city-states in the Fertile Crescent, through the Victorian Age […]

Wild Wednesday – Look! Zoo Animals!

A long, busy day, but I am determined to keep up my Wild Wednesday posts.  Today I made chicken dinner, a whole lot of chicken dinners, actually.  When I started the day, I had 15 of these: Now I have this: And this: But nobody really wants the details on that, and I’m too tired […]

Wild Wednesday – Taming The Wild Garden

A gardener’s work is never done, but even if you let things slide you can still reclaim what you’ve neglected.  I certainly neglected a corner of my garden.  It looked awful; scruffy and overgrown with weeds and grass. See how long and luxurious that grass is back behind my grape and trellis?  Now picture that […]

Wild Wednesday – How To Raise Chickens In The City

What You Need To Raise Chickens     At work, I am affectionately (I think!) known as the Crazy Chicken Lady.  Not many people raise their own meat and egg-producers, and as someone pointed out, “You know, they sell eggs and chicken at the grocery store, you don’t need to go to all this work.”  […]

Weird Weekend – Vampires, Werewolves, and Bestsellers, Oh My!

So I’ve got to work on the consistency thing, but it seems that for the first time in a long time I’ve bitten off way more than I can chew.  Getting the garden going, managing feeding, watering and cleaning up after 29 chickens takes up the little time I have after work.  I found myself […]