Category: Blog Posts

Mostly general blog posts – updates on Buttlove Farms, etc.


Rosita, my 9 month old Golden Spangled Hamburg pullet and member of my breeding stock, was attacked by a dog yesterday. Someone’s Wolfhound (cross?) had gotten into my yard through fencing that was designed to discourage birds from leaving the yard – not for keeping dogs in or out. It then knocked over another section of fencing and got into… Read more →

Rationalizing Emotions

I’ve been really depressed lately.  Like really depressed.  Like barely wanting to live depressed.  Don’t freak out and call the authorities* – I’m 100% fine right now.  But I want to talk about a thing that frustrates me a lot when I’m depressed. I talk about my problems with mental illness pretty openly. I’ve always refused to be intimidated into… Read more →

My Kid Is Angry At Me

  Alexander slammed the XBox controller down in frustration one too many times and broke it. This is the second one. I will be raiding his piggy bank to fund new controllers because he was warned. He was told that the controllers are sensitive and that he doesn’t get to express his frustration with video games by breaking them.  … Read more →

Praise Jesus (And Other Chickens)

Next time I do a hatch in this incubator, I’m going to put it somewhere other than my bedroom.  All of the cheeping is driving me mad.  As soon as the sunlight peeks through my bedroom window, the chicks are awake and active, CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEPing at each other.  I tried putting in earplugs to help with the noise… Read more →

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Ugh.  I am so ready for it to be over.  The morning started with Xander jumping on all of my organs and reminding me (admittedly gently) that it was Christmas and could I please have my coffee now so I can not be psychotic and he can open presents? My kid just gets me, y’all. When he saw… Read more →