Author Archives: faegood

About faegood

Nerd. Cook. Animal lover. Pen for hire.

How many women does it take to pluck a chicken?

Spoiler alert- this post contains photos and video of a chicken being plucked. Although there is absolutely no blood and gore, the chicken is, of course, no longer living. It is not gruesome in any way, but it you’d rather not see a dead chicken, this post is not for you. Continue reading

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For luck in the New Year (Black-eyed Peas and Collards)

Although many of the dishes I’ve shared on this blog start with “take one whole live pig“, we’re going to jump off into the new year with a VEGETARIAN (and now that I think about it, it’s actually vegan) recipe … Continue reading

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Winter break, with animals

Well, it’s been quite some while since I had both a chunk of free time AND the energy to put into a blog post. What with the new adjuncting job, I’ve been SUPER crazy busy- enough energy to keep the … Continue reading

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Pigs on Christmas morning

72 degrees in the Farmlet- Tofu and Tempeh are enjoying turnip trimmings from the garden.

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Bringin’ home the bacon. Literally.

Well, again- I know it’s been a long time. Please don’t assume, from the lack of posts, that things aren’t ticking right along here at the farmlet: baby chicks are growing, rabbits are cruising the yard in their fancy new … Continue reading

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Gamboling chicks.

There’s few things more engaging than tiny wee chickies enjoying their breakfast. We call it ‘chicken tv’. Beats the hell out of the new fall season. Until next time, ~Fae

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I’m taking baby steps…

…into finding time to blog along with my consuming new job and settling back into our Farmlet. For today, I’ve just got a snippet: LOOK at the difference a mere 13 days makes! The first intrepid explorer jumped out of … Continue reading

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On reentry: or life after the ferns.

I’ve been home from my summer in the Michigan woods for 4 whole days now- just long enough to dig the dirt from under my nails, settle back in with the assorted critters, and work like a banshee (appropriately enough: … Continue reading

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Moving to the land

(Written in early July, shortly after moving to my summer tent home in the Michigan woods. I’m home now, so there’ll be fresh content soon, once I’ve set up the oncoming semester, and dug out from piles of laundry, leaf … Continue reading

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We’re not there….

…but Farmlet life is going on without us, as it does. Today marks the midpoint of my time away from our little home, and of course, there’s been lots of action, sent to us in notes and photos from our … Continue reading

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