Every once in a while I like to run a post that helps new readers find their way around my site. And so here is a Chickens in the Road Sampler platter for your browsing pleasure. If you’re new here, please enjoy all the fun and nonsense–and stick around! If you’ve been here for awhile, maybe you’ll find something you missed. And you don’t want to miss a thing!
You might want to start your sampling with The Slanted Little House–the story of how we left the padded comfort of suburbia to live in the wild and wonderful boonies of West Virginia in a 100-year-old farmhouse. And don’t miss What Nobody Tells You about Living in a 100-Year-Old Farmhouse Before You Move In.
Then read The Farmhouse Year in Review 2008, highlighting all our nonsense, mishaps, and occasional accomplishments in our first year on our own farm in our new farmhouse. (Updated to add: New! Read The Farmhouse Year in Review 2009.)
Get a taste of my wacky farm animal stories with Bedtime Story. See me read a very special recipe from a cookbook to my chickens. Did they ever start laying eggs then!
Find the full archive of all my ridiculous animal stories here. Goats who don’t want to be milked, attacking hummingbirds, lazy cats, shy ducks, adorable sheep, and a Giant Puppy! (Be sure to Meet Annabelle! Baby sheep in diapers!)
Next sink into my weird compulsion to track down, photograph, and make up stories about abandoned outhouses in the country. Start with On the 8th Day the Lord Said, Let There Be Separate Outhouses.
Read more outhouse stories as well as stories about our farm, the old farmhouse, people, and places in the full archive of my country living section.
I love to bake! I especially love old-fashioned cooking. Try my Burnt Sugar Cake!
And see all my recipes here. I am an avid bread baker! Fall in love with homemade bread with my heritage recipe, Grandmother Bread.
There’s also a very active community on the Chickens in the Road forum, packed full with welcoming, warm, funny people. C’mon! We’d love to see you there!
And if you got this far and still want to know more about me, check out this page for all the dirt.