Month: October 2014

A Music Teacher’s Brain

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara When I first started teaching almost 30 years ago, there was “new” research said that music playing in classrooms helped students retain information. It had something to do with the tempo (speed)… Read More

De-stressing the next 61 days

Halloween is two days away. That can only mean Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon. Whatever calm and order in our world will soon disappear into preparations and participation for holiday festivities. All those preparations are taxing. The family gatherings… Read More

Ghosts, Goblins, and Halloween Decorating

Decorating for Halloween has become as popular as Christmas decorating. Ghosts greet us on early morning walks through our neighbor. Jack-o-lanterns light our way in the late afternoon. Where we used to live we saw witches crashed into… Read More

Take Your Chicken to Work Day – Miller Farm Friday

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Mrs. Tucker, the teacher who owns Artimus the Goose of Michaelmas fame, has instituted Fabulous, Fun Fridays in her 3rd and 4th grade science class. I learned this when she appeared with… Read More


Today’s book market is flooded. Don’t believe me check out the statistics… According to Worldometers, so far this year 1,975,193 new book titles have been published. In 2012, there were 3,500 books published each day in the US…. Read More

Who writes better – men or women?

It’s an interesting question. Female writers of the past have used male or ambiguous pennames to disguise their gender. Women like Mary Ann Evans, who used the pen name George Elliot and the Brontë Sisters, who wrote as… Read More

Too Many Chickens Underfoot – Miller Farm Friday

By Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara The chickens that hatched at the end of July are doing fantastic. In fact, we have sold seven of them including Leo, the late bloomer. They were not too excited about the… Read More