This Dog LOVES His Peeps


Lumi LOVES to pick up the kids … any kid any kids …



he loves to run around the fields like an idiot … digging … you know … helping out …


… bus arrives, he is still running around like an idiot.   Z grabs the mail and then we’re off to find Lumi.  … he’s in the orchard sniffing stuff.  He hops in the truck and we’re off back home.


The Chicks


Some thing murdered all of our egg hens.  All but two.  This happened in July.  It’s an awful feeling.  We eat a lot of eggs here at Chez CURTIS, so losing our egg production is a major bummer.  Minty ( our daughter ) runs the egg hens.  She went out to feed and water the two living hens and heard a cheeping sound.  She comes back to the house and shows me a little chick.  One of our egg hens, who was now dead, had sat on a hidden nest and hatched some eggs.  We were so excited to have a little chick on the farm.  We named him Chuck.  Minty went out to see if she could find any more.  She found one other chick, but he wasn’t doing so well.  We put it with Chuck and tried to nurse it back to health.  We named it Wilson … The kids figured if Wilson didn’t make it, we could yell “WILSON!!!”  like Tom Hanks in his volleyball movie.



With Wilson gone, Brent, Minty and Z went to get some interesting egg hens to keep Chuck company.  They came back with quite a peep!  All sorts of interesting chicks that lay eggs with a range of colors.

We’ve put the remaining egg hens, Brent calls the Mother Cluckers,  in a new location with a hot net and now a wildlife camera.  We have no idea what killed our chickens, so with the new camera, we can see what we’re up against.

The chicks today are a lot bigger so we’ve put them temporarily in an outside pen until they are ready to go on the pasture.  We can’t put them out now because the birds of prey will snap them up like peanuts.


… and here’s a ballsy scooter lady in a local village.  If you knew how many giant trucks speed around that roundabout … dude





My Hips Did Lie



Welcome back everybody! I didn’t forget you … We are here doing our thing. Just a little issue with my hip.  Now waiting for my next new hip. Two new hips.  When you have hip trouble, sometimes, it takes a few years to figure out you have hip trouble.

Harvest time y’all!  Our daughter’s friend hooked us up with some giant tomatoes!


Z and Me went to the beach … Otto assembled the new chook feeder.Skype_Picture_2019_09_01T17_12_30_276Z.jpeg

Thanks for hanging with us!  So much to share with you!