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Happy New Year!

What are your goals/ intentions for this year?
Mine:
1) Train for and complete a 10 K. I am currently training using the zen labs couch to 10 K app.

2)Save up 3 months worth of expenses so if anything happens I could pay my expenses.

3) Stop biting my nails!

12/27/2015-2015 Summary.

Source: 12/27/2015-2015 Summary.

12/27/2015-2015 Summary.

Its been 1 year and 4 days since my last post.  Kinda sounds like confession (or at least what I have seen on TV).

My goal as it has been for the last 3 years (I officially started this blog on 10/3/2011) is to post daily on this blog, to share what is going on in my life and use it as a journal to track the day to day adventures of my life as a Registered Dietitian, Health Coach in a Primary Care Practice, and my adventures as  a hobby farmer who is trying to life a more sustainable lifestyle, as well as just day to day stuff. I am also taking classes online at Capella University for Master of Public Health.

In March we made our second attempt at maple syrup, we ended up with about 3 gallons, continuing to refine our process.

We dug up and planted about an acre of food plot in our back yard,  I think the soil needs to improve the turnips grew really well, nothing else did.

I planted a small garden, hopefully it will be better next year.  I put straw and compost on it this fall and covered with a tarp.

In June we went to get tractor parts and came home with two female rabbits (Big Mamma and Houdini) to go with our two male rabbits (Batman and Robin).  We ended up with 11 baby rabbits-they do multiply  like rabbits.  We gave one to a friend, one escaped and one was a runt, who has become our pet and we named peanut.  Peanut comes in the house and hangs out with the cat and the dog.  The rest we butchered for meat.  So far the only way we have prepared it is in the crock pot.  It tasted like dry chicken.  Will have to continue working on recipes.

In June we added 12 baby chicks from Abendroth Hatchery in Waterloo, W, which were all supposed to be hens but, one crows 🙂 6 Aracana and 6 Australop, and 4 Rouen Ducks, to our chickens from last year.   Its been a rough year to be fowl at our house: We had to put down 1 rooster and 1 hen because they got hurt/ injured and wildlife got most of the rest.  Since we didn’t know we had a rooster in the chicks we got one from a friend.  The two roosters seem to be doing okay.  We have 7 hens and 2 roosters left.  We thought we had lost another one, but found her after about a week, hiding in the duck house sitting on eggs, A couple days after Thanksgiving she  hatched 3 chicks (Winken, Blinken, and Nod).

The winter in Northern Wisconsin has been so mild.  We are projected to get our first big snowfall this week, In 2014 the first big snowfall in our area was 11/10/14.

Stay Tuned…

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Chickens in the yard

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Winken, Blinken and Nod with mom.

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Peanut helping me with my homework.

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Big Mamma and her babies

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chicks 06/01

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Eagle when we were out kayaking in July

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Baby Bunnies (couple days old)

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1 st tomato out of the garden this year. (08/01)

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a couple weeks worth of eggs, I love all the color variety

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Our Dog Dexter.

 

 

 

 

 

2013/2014 Wrap Up

12/21/13 Closed on our house

12/21/13 Closed on Our House

12/21/13 Closed on Our House

1st Snowman

1st Snowman

Memorial Day Weekend Added these guys: (Batman and Snugglebug)

Memorial Day Weekend Added these guys: (Batman and Snugglebug)

finally got to use my Kayak

finally got to use my Kayak

September: My new truck

September: My new truck

July: our newest family member-Dexter

July: our newest family member-Dexter

February:  Jasper went to kitty heaven :(

February: Jasper went to kitty heaven 😦

February: Forsyth Fishing Tournament- Good Times

February: Forsyth Fishing Tournament- Good Times

1st Christmas in the new house

1st Christmas in the new house

cody and sara's wedding
from our chickens

from our chickens

went to town for charcoal -came home with baby chicks (memorial day weekend)

went to town for charcoal -came home with baby chicks (memorial day weekend)

Girly Time with Geneice, Ashley and Morgan in Ashland

Girly Time with Geneice, Ashley and Morgan in Ashland

can't leave out sierra

can’t leave out sierra

October 24th is Food Day

http://www.foodday.org/

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