I’ve been featured in Mother Earth News’ Ask the Experts segment, where I talk about the best chicken breeds. Thanks, Mother!
We’ve got a little early snow here in Blodgett, Oregon. It started coming down a few hours after I finished winterizing the two water wells and the pump house. Whew!
Our climate is just cold enough that it’s best to use pipe heating cable in addition to pipe insulation, so that’s what I did.
Suppose you moved into a house on a cliff over the ocean, with the world’s best view, and then discovered that it was everyone’s favorite place to commit suicide?
Don Ritchie accidentally bought such a lover’s leap house. (Click the link to see the article.)
His solution? While yelling at the realtor and moving out immediately must have crossed his mind, what he actually did was go out and talk to the jumpers as they’re getting ready. Given the option of jumping off a cliff and stepping into his kitchen for a nice cup of tea, hundreds have opted for tea over the years.
The weather is turning colder but we’re having an unusual string of sunny days. This is good! The cool temperatures are a clear warning about winter coming, overcoming my procrastination, and the sunshine makes it easy to prepare. My wardrobe has already changed — I’m in flannel-shirt mode, and will be until April.