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How I Start Every Morning

By: Everett S

This is the first thing I do when I wake up every day. Although I’ll spend most of my weekdays inside working on a computer, getting out in the morning mist helps put me in the right mood for the day. After this I’ll feed the rabbits and dogs. By then Missy is up and she’ll start breakfast while I boot up my computer and do some blog reading. We’ll have breakfast on the back porch, then I’ll make a cup of coffee and get to work doing what I do. We like routines around here, but something tells me our routine is about to go out the window.

It sure beats sitting in traffic listening to people argue on talk radio!

Category: Animals, Farming & Gardening, The Transplants, Videos

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  1. Everett says:

    Missy keeps telling me we should just sit a microphone outside the house and record the sounds of the birds and the creek to sell as a relaxation CD. 😀

  2. Birdy says:

    Everett, you must do as Missy says RIGHT NOW! Gosh, that sound is just lovely! And the mist. Oh man. Reminds me of camping. Crawling out of the tent to that fresh smell.

    Oh boy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hilary says:

    I love this. I realize farm life isn’t for everyone, and it’s probably not for me, but watching this makes me want it!

  4. Everett says:


    I think you would like Floyd, VA. You can have some nice restaurants, good places to hang out, lots of friendly, interesting people, beautiful scenery, good coffee, high-speed internet access, commutable distance to a “city” (Roanoke), and all with the “farm life” you want this morning. You should look up “Floyd Fest” sometime on Google or YouTube. Where we’re at right now (Hillsville) is a little more conservative and rural-feeling, although the scenery is about the same. Of course, you’d lose your beach in either place. I can’t do much about that, but if you live long enough it might move closer to us.

  5. Teresa says:

    Awesome. We have a little city homestead,have big hopes someday to be in the country. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Jane says:

    I noticed that your Guineas are not kept in the coop at night. How do you keep them in your yard? I live on a sizable farm but when mine are free ranging it is just a matter of time before they are crossing the road right to the neighbors and all the danger that accompanies that. So I have resorted to watching them in the day and penning at night. I would love to not have to do that but it would just be a matter of days and they all would be gone. So how do you do it?

  7. Everett says:


    Do you have chickens? If not, that might be what it is. Really I’m not sure, but I do notice that chickens tend to stick around a lot closer to the coop. And I think that might indirectly keep the guineas closer. For one thing, they love to eat the chicken’s leftover scratch. Also, we’re lucky to have a nice stand of white pine right beside the house as a wind-break. This is where they roost and I can’t imagine a better place for them. They probably can’t either, which could be another reason they stick around. They could use the coop, but prefer the trees.

    Sorry I can’t be of more help. We’re not guinea experts. Just lucky I guess! If you want to call having over a dozen screaming birds squawking in your ear all day “lucky” . 😛

  8. Zack says:

    is there a discussion board here? this site has the right idea for what i was searching for when i found it, but i was hoping for a discussion board with this theme.

  9. Everett says:

    Sorry Zach, there are no discussion forums.

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