Dear @taylorswift

This weekend I had the amazing privilege to finally meet one of my very best friends for the first time. His name is Ben, also known as @macerswiftie on tumblr! He is truly all sorts of incredible. We’ve been best friends since October when I harassed him on tumblr to reblog a picture of me in my dress for 1989 Tampa. We followed each other’s blogs and the rest is history :)

Ben is one of the sweetest, funniest, most loving people to ever come into my life. I am so thankful that I get to even be internet friends with him, let alone best friends who make scenes in Starbucks and geek out over you together. The past three months have been the toughest of my life, between losing my little sister, beating an addiction, and fighting late-stage Lyme. I couldn’t have made it this far without him, Taylor. He always checks in on me, encourages me when I’m down, and he makes me laugh EVERY DAY. He jokes about us getting married and once went to a monogramming website and put “She lost him but she found Ben and somehow that was everything” on cloth napkins and I still haven’t recovered from laughing. (About the napkins, not the marriage. He’d make a bomb husband.)

Thank you for bringing such a wonderful person into my life when I needed it the most. I am forever grateful. 


Haley :)



Tara is a blind hen who is a permanent part of our special needs group. She is also rambunctious, playful, incredibly snuggly, and recently… a bit dirty! So it was time for a bath! Here she is getting her post-bath blow dry from Animal Caregiver Rocky and loving it 


Chickens are more complex and intelligent in ways that benefit chickens than people often give them credit for. Some of my chickens are very affectionate, in their chicken ways, and enjoy my company and being pet quite a lot. Others see me simply as the “Food Lady”. I belong to an online chicken forum and this somehow got turned into “Fud Lady”.
This morning struck quite cold again (the thermometer read 3°F) but sunny! So the chickens were once again quite fluffus and puffus, with extra bloomers and buttfroof to go around. This seems to make them extra snuggly, so we had quite the little photo session inside the coop. Would anyone come outside? Oh goodness, no. A teeny tiny bit of that white stuff fell on the ground, and the Fud Lady needs to stop that from happening anymore!
Here is my little photo session with ‘Relly, I adore her so very much.