Hey there!

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Renee and I am from Western New York. I’m a mom and a wife; and an amateur baker, knitter, scrapbooker, needle-felter, and gardener, with vague and lofty aspirations of becoming a farmer with a bit of an obsession with the idea of raising heritage breed chickens (and trying to convince my husband it’s a good idea). I have a voracious appetite for reading (and chocolate) and music, and in addition to wrangling the monkeys here ( my family), I work at a local college. We live in a “refurbished antique” farmhouse (ie: it was ancient and derelict and cheap, and we’ve gutted and replaced almost everything in it) in the country, because it seems like a good place to raise our kids. While our “farm” currently only houses 2 kids and 1 dog, our extended families include alpacas, goats, sheep, horses, chickens, turkeys, a donkey, and a llama. So, we’re learning lots about farming from a relatively safe distance, while working to figure out what sort of “farm” we would like to someday have for ourselves!

This blog’s title is from the R.E.M. song “Good Advices” from Fables of the Reconstruction, a perfect country living soundtrack, as well as sound advice for life.

What will you find here? Rambles. Recipes. Craft projects. Nuts and bolts and odds and ends. Feel free to leave some “good advices” of your own as well, I look forward to sharing with you.

One response to “About

  • amishevy

    Well hello there Renee, good you found my site. How about an Amish Shed for the chickens? They are just down the road from you and you can add anything you want to jazz it up! Mine is Amish made and works great. I have always thought raising heirloom chickens was a great idea. Last year a friend of mine and I raised 26 meat chickens. She contributed for the cost and I took care of them.

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