Flock Prep: Chick Planning

Raising chickens for multiple purposes requires a few things: patience, planning and persistence. We have had chickens for egg production since moving to our small hobby farm in 2016 and while it is never easy, it is a great way to have animals on your land that help produce food for you and your family….

Chasing Dreams: What It Means To Really Do It

So real talk moment here: I know how lucky I am to be able to do what I am doing right now. In fact, a good amount of my daily motivations comes from the fact that I need to make sure that the privilege that I have right now does not go to waste… whether…

M.I.Y: Foaming Hand Soap w/ Essential Oil

Want easy? Ok. I can do that. Sometimes it’s the little things that you take back that make you feel good. Especially the things that you use OFTEN, you get that nice little jolt of satisfaction each time you encounter it. With the frequency that we now wash our hands throughout each day… there’s no…

DBF’s Top 5 grows: #1 GARLIC

This is the first entry in our ‘Top 5 Grows’ series in which we hope to share some of our favorite produce that gets the best Use, Storage, Preservation AND UtIlity from a small scale garden here in New England (zone 5). Number 1 on our list is GARLIC. Honestly, there is NO comparison between…

Taking a Day vs. Not Recognizing the Need for Downtime

We all have them. The pity parties. The days where that pint of ice cream just whispers to you “Yessssssssssss, you’re an adult. ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFASSSSSSSSTTTT”. The days when the world knocks you back a bit and you say the phrase WTF more than you’d like as a desperate question to the Gods rather…