The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

Chemicals have their place, but some should not be covering my food! *** The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy. Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes… Continue reading The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

Broody hens

Recently, we had one of our “older” girls return to the yard with a clutch of chicks, with her.  Remember this picture, from a few days ago? Well now, we have not one, but two, more broody hens. This hen (now called Ms. Broodypants1),  is sitting on 14 eggs. ***I just now moved her into… Continue reading Broody hens

Hatching Day

Today is day twenty-one  of January and we have 6 new hatchlings. ~ go go chickies, go. Being an Accidental Farmer can be fun — uhh…wait…what did I just say? Haha We received their parents this past spring, by mail order, and these little ones,  are the first born of those chickens. 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME:

ARIZONA AND HAWAII DON’T “DO” IT! When will it be time for all of America – – Oops, I mean the whole world, to do the same? http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2014/03/09/daylight-saving-time-extension-was-part-of-energy-tax-package-was-it-worth-it/ Most Americans don’t see the benefit of Daylight Saving Time: only 37% believe it to be worth the hassle in a 2013 Rasmussen poll (down from… Continue reading DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME:

Incubating eggs

So our neighbor down the road, is in the market for some chickens. It looks like we will be putting our incubator to work. The sad thing is, my wife isn’t even charging her. I don’t have a problem with helping a neighbor out, (it’s only a dozen) mind you, I just hope the local… Continue reading Incubating eggs