Twelve Days and Counting

Today is the First Day of Christmas. As an amateur history scholar, I am frustrated when the general public talks about the Twelve Days of Christmas without knowing anything about it. You see, once upon a time, the actual day of December 25 (not getting into changing calendars and other beliefs that were oppressed by the use of their holidays for Christian ones) was observed as a religious day. A day of prayer and midnight Mass. A day of thinking of ways to help those less privileged. Continue reading “Twelve Days and Counting”


Enough Birds?

I have been throwing around the phrase “down-sizing” like a blessing for the last three years or so. I am exactly at the limits of my energy and time with the flock I have now. But I still wish to breed some of my birds and possibly hand feed chicks when possible. Continue reading “Enough Birds?”