sustainable living

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds         Recently our family has been watching hummingbirds at our feeder.  The tiny, delicate birds are quiet…

Last Bird of Turkey Season

Last Bird of Turkey Season

The past couple of weeks the turkeys seemed to be outsmarting the hunters  in my family, but Hunter pulled off a 4th…

Alabama Turkey Rodeo Competition

Alabama Turkey Rodeo Competition

  I had the privilege of scoring turkeys for the 1st Turkey Rodeo covered by Bob Redfern at NBC Sports and organized by Dr. Ryan McWhorter and Bart…

To Soak or Not to Soak

To Soak or Not to Soak

“Take your time” has never really been a phrase that my mind has really grasped very well.  I pretty much attempt to…

What a Way to End Deer Season!

What a Way to End Deer Season!

My son, Howlett, came home last night pretty depressed.  He shot at what he called a “monster buck” and thought he must…

Flintlock Sparks Excitement

Flintlock Sparks Excitement

  Scott, my husband, has been working all year for this very moment. After spending a couple of hundred man hours building…

The Forgotten Tree

The Forgotten Tree

The sassafras tree has been historically an very important tree. At one point in the 1600s it was one of the largest…

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

It’s harvest time! Last May, a little late for beekeeping, we set up three hives and hoped to harvest a “little” honey,…

100 lbs. of Thawed Meat

“Momma, why is there water all on the floor in the storage room under the freezer?”  are not the words that you…