My Tai Chi Experience

In the past year, I have dealt with shoulder bursitis and whiplash. That has all been added to the chronic pain that I have dealt with for years. I am always looking for good ways to be active that fit with my health limitations. I looked into Tai Chi after I read that it could be beneficial for chronic pain and bursitis. It just seemed like it was meant to be when I saw that there were classes offered at my local library. Continue reading

Ten Ways My Chickens Amuse Me

I just love my chickens. Watching them is so much fun. Here is my list of ten ways that my girls amuse me. Continue reading

Blogging for GRIT

Like any blogger, I am always looking for a larger audience. I recently started blogging for GRIT in hopes of doing just that. Continue reading

Revisiting Health and Fitness Goals

I wanted to revisit some goals that I had last year. I was sidelined by some of my own injuries and got off track when my husband was dealing with a herniated disc. Continue reading

The Broody Crowing Chick

I really try to keep an eye on my chickens for any signs of broodiness. We do not encourage it on our homestead because we are not trying to hatch any chicks. Unfortunately for us, we have breeds that are prone to broodiness. Continue reading

My Healing Journey

For the last two months, I have joined my husband in a commitment to refrain from fast food. Since regular soda is also a big weakness of mine, I committed to refrain from that as well. Continue reading

30 Day No Fast Food and No Soda Challenge Part 2

Last month my family decided to do a 30 day no fast food and no regular soda challenge. I really did not doubt that I could complete the challenge once I set my mind to it. But I knew I would struggle with cravings and I would not have an outlet for my comfort eating when I was stressed. When I finally made it through and could have some comfort food, my husband immediately suggested that we should start the challenge over. Continue reading

Loss of a Chicken

Just a little more than two months ago I shared about the death of my chicken affectionately called the big chick in Death of a Chicken. Now all too soon I have lost another chicken. This time it was my little Cher. I named her Cher because she reminded me of an 80s rock star. Continue reading

Hot Weather Gardening Tips

If you live in a hot climate like we do, having a good garden can be extremely challenging. Where we live, the temperatures commonly climb into the triple digits throughout the summer and stay there. At these temperatures most gardens die and traditional gardening methods fail. Below are some tips that we currently use to have a luscious garden even through the hot summer months. Continue reading