Author: The Crazy One


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Yooooooooo My Crazies,

How is everyone?

The adventure this weekend was Broody’s Post Office (our nursery coop).

With the rain, we found ourselves working on a little here and a little there. We did accomplish putting together the bracing/framework. In another weekend, we should be able to finish the rest.

Since it was raining, we did not record any action; however, I would like to share with you what would have been funnier to watch. We could have used the footage in a video that we could call “2018 Construction Fails”. We may still do that with other footage we catch during the year.

Anyway, back to the story. While Crazy Gorgeous and I were working on the rafters for the roof, I was blindsided by a true 2×4.










Yep…that’s right.

The overzealous, crazy gorgeous, woman of mine, decided to start trying to level the framing for the walls before we had a chance to screw down the rafters.

Imagine this….. a true 2×4 is sitting a good ten feet in the air on top of two other 2×4’s at each end.


When she pushed the wall, the true 2×4 came crashing down to collide with my forehead.

For all my fans out there in crazy land, no worries! It just made me a little crazier, but I am fine. Thank you for the concern.

Any who, next weekend, if it’s not raining, we may be able to catch some of this hilarious footage of us finishing Broody’s Post Office.



Until then, Love All My Crazies,

I’m the Crazy One and I’m out!

Our first baby dies!

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How are my crazy people? Today I come to you to share some sad news. Friday night we lost our first baby chick. It was heartbreaking to lose such a tiny baby. she was so tiny we name her Tiny.

To keep you up to date, I will give you a quick rundown of what happened. If you have been following our progress, you are aware that a week and a half ago, we brought home nine more baby chicks. Since the addition of the nine chicks, I haven’t been feeling the best, so needless to say, I sort of slacked on my responsibility to check on them. That is no excuse because I could have saved her.

I walked over to the area we have set up for them and noticed Tiny was being squished into a corner by all of the other twelve birds. Crazy Gorgeous commented on how she was sitting. She described it as “It looks similar to the way a dog or cat would sit on the floor with the back legs forward. The difference with Tiny is that she has no front legs. “We ended up pulling her out of the area and placing her in the brooder bin to separate her. We assumed that she would recover from being squished and thought nothing more of it.

After separating her, we ran an errand and when we returned, Tiny was unresponsive and limp. Crazy Gorgeous thought she had already passed. I picked her up immediately and put her under the heat lamp to keep her warm. Once I really looked her over, I noticed she was nothing but bones. It appeared as if she had not been eating. We tried to hydrate her by filling a medicine dropper with watered down yogurt and electrolytes, similar to what we did with Giantess in our “Sick Chick with Infectious Bronchitis” video. “Sick Chick with Infectious Bronchitis”

After several attempts to nurture her back to health, she gasped her last breath and passed away in my hands. I know Tiny will not be the only baby chick we lose on this new journey. However, the heartbreak comes in the fact of knowing I could have saved her. I feel that I failed when I did not look her over better once we separated her from the rest. If she would have died because of an issue I was not able to control, I would feel better, however, that is not the case. I bear the burden of her death.

Never again, I say. Onward and upward they say. On a happier note, the other chicks appear to be healthy and crazy to escape their confinement. More videos are soon to come.

Until then,

Love all my crazies,

I’m out!

The crazy one


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Wassup my crazies?!?!

It’s another extremely beautiful day! I have the windows open allowing the breeze to infiltrate the house. It is a bit of fresh air compared to the stale winter air that previously occupied the house.

I am inspired today because I have been watching tons of videos in preparation of vlogging my heart out with excellent footage to share with you. In the process of learning about vlogging, the desire to share our journey has become overwhelmingly exciting. In addition, the desire to be an inspiration to others has also become incredibly uplifting to us.

I am sure all of you a wondering why todays blog is titled “FIRE”. Well folks, strap on your socks (if they have straps), cause this is going to blow them off. My wife (Crazy Gorgeous) talks in her sleep. That’s right, even to the point of full on conversations including expressions. So last night, as I was sleeping peacefully (sawing metal logs), I feel my wife sit up and say “FIRE! There’s a FIRE!”

I sit up panicking. My heart is racing zero-infinity heartbeats per second. I was like, “Where?” looking toward the bedroom window since that’s the direction she was looking. I asked, “Did you see lights or hear a fire truck?” She said, “No, it’s in the backyard.” In response to this I ask, “How do you know?” She finally told me, “Oh, I’m dreaming.”

Never in my life have I thought of a pillow as a weapon… until now. I wanted to pillow fight with my wife at two in the morning. Welcome to my crazy life.

As always, love you crazy people,

The Crazy One

Fast Track

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Ok guys, it has started! The weather is improving, and with better weather comes more jobs around the house to accomplish. This past weekend, we hammered (without lifting a hammer) away at our exterior fence until we ran out of the fence pickets that came with the house. We were able to get some decent beginner vlogging footage; however, there are many things we can still learn when it comes to capturing and editing our videos. I anticipate having our first project video posted today. I am currently in the process of uploading the video to our You Tube Channel. Again, still learning, so we will see how this goes.

We have a lot ahead of us this week and in weeks to come. We are excited about our progress and all that our journey will bring in the future.

Projects for this week include:

  • Working on the floor of the storage building
  • Working on the deck.
  • Removing the last of the fence post from the original spots.
  • If health and weather permit – possibly working on chopping up the trees that we previously cut down and cleaning up the brush in the back yard.

Keep on the lookout for more video footage of us prepping our yard for spring, and the start of our homestead.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

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This old-time riddle has just been solved. That’s right folks! I have figured out the answer to this age-long question. It’s because they figured out how to break out of the jailhouse. Yep, that is it, I am convinced. You see, we have one bird that is a true singer – Mini, one that is the true definition of chicken, (or should I say guinea) – Giantess, and now we have an escape artist – Goldie. This bird literally does not want to be confined to the brooder bin.

It is amazing to watch these birds. There are times when Giantess and Goldie flap their wings towards each other to determine who the dominant female is. When this happens, Goldie either flaps so hard that she flies right out, or perhaps, she is simply trying to escape because she has tasted freedom. We try to let the birds out of the brooder bin for a little while each day, allowing them to stretch their legs. This little piece of freedom may be just too sweet for Goldie, because now she wants it all the time.

Just as I was typing this blog, Goldie jumped up to hang her head over the side of the 50 gallon Rubbermaid, hoping she could flap her wings hard enough to get over the edge and be free. Thankfully, she failed. However, this bird has determination. She will not give up. She will not go down without a fight. I can only imagine what will happen during butcher day. Will she escape? Will you see three frantically, crazy people running around trying to catch this genius bird? Only time will tell.

Love you all, The Crazy One

Go Pro Failure

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Today, we are supposed to get our new cameras so that we can start recording our journey to the dreams we have laid before us.

As I impatiently wait for UPS, I struggle with the weather outside. It’s RAINING!! This means that no matter how much my heart wants to record, there is a damper….literally, on videoing anything outside. It’s like a kid getting a new toy that they can’t play with.  Yuck!

Mini is still chirping and I believe it has driven Goldie to insanity – she keeps smacking the wall of the brooder bin. At one point, Plain Crazy thought someone was in our house from all the noise.

I want to talk briefly about Go Pro as a company, not the product. I truly enjoy their product; however, the customer service could use an upgrade. I wanted to buy our cameras directly from them since I love their product so much. Unfortunately, I ran into several roadblocks. Go Pro asked me to be the intermediary between my bank and their company, which required me to work harder in order to purchase their product. Somehow, I was supposed to get an authorization code from the bank in order for Go Pro to proceed with the purchase. According to the bank, they do not give out authorization codes. In addition to this bit of information, the bank indicated that Go Pro had already withdrew the amount for the transaction twice. That’s right, I said twice! The whole time the problem was on Go Pro’s end and yet they kept telling me that it was a bank issue. Needless to say: I have a charge on my account that is still pending so I am going to Best Buy to purchase the equipment I need.

I hope that it stops raining so we can get some shots this weekend to complete our first vlog and update our social media accounts. If weather permits, we will work on finishing the back fence and Broody’s Post Office (chicken coop). If you have not liked or shared our posts, please do so. It will help us get our story out there. Stay tuned more excitement from the Three Crazy Homesteaders!

Love, The Crazy One

Crazy Chick

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Good morning!

We have had these four chicks for six days now. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited we are about this adventure! Our next step is to prepare a new home for them outside. I can tell you from experience now that the day we move them outside cannot come soon enough. LOL!

Mini, the smallest chick will not stop chirping. It is a constant chirp from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. She probably even chirps in her sleep. Crazy Gorgeous and Plain Crazy think they hear Mini even when we are away from home. I can compare Mini’s chirp to a rusty ball bearing on a vehicle.

Even as I type this post, I have to remind myself not to butcher this cute baby chick yet. I may already be crazy, but this itty-bitty chick is pushing me to the point of insanity. It is definitely crazy how something so small can be so noisy! I would like to ask everyone to pray that I will be able to get the strength I need to build our first chicken coop soon.

As always, Love, The Crazy One