Bertha’s Lemon Pound Cake

Bertha was my husband's mother. Like me, she moved to Greenville with her husband. She was originally from up north, possibly New York City. She was half Cherokee and half descended from African slaves in America, but she never spoke much about her life before coming to Greenville and raising her eight children. According to her... Continue Reading →

Hungry Chicks

I've been posting cute chick pics lately but make no mistake about it, I took the leap with incubating eggs for the home grown meat. I'm feeding these hungry chicks now, in order to feed my family this summer. Some of these chicks have less than two months to live.  One determining factor in deciding... Continue Reading →

Early Birds

I always thought that the expression, the early bird catches the worm, meant that if you were prepared and got up early in the morning, you would be rewarded. But now I'm wondering if it first came from the idea that the early bird, the one that breaks free first, would surely get the first worm from its mother...


Wednesday afternoon is the expected time for them to start pecking their way out of their little worlds into the bigger, badder world waiting for them. I know first hand now what it means to say, 'don't count your chickens before they hatch.'

Incubator Ignorance

I received a free electric candling device with my new incubator. It's supposed help me determine what's really going on between me and my eggs. Here's to hoping that the eggs will reveal their true intentions, and our relationship will remain on good terms.

Today’s the Day

Eight to ten weeks after that we will start eating our own organic chicken meat and I will finally feel like our rooster is earning his keep around here!

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