How I Became the Chez Dalinois Master Chef

In June of 2014 I slipped quietly into the long awaited role of full-time Chez Dalinois CEO, CFO, Master Chef, and Event Coordinator Extraordinaire. It took some time to get the Master Chef title rolling at a full tilt. However, it was an unspoken resolution for 2015 to really start cooking at home more. And by […]

The Woes of Winterizing the Chicken Waterer

Duck tape protected Chicken Fountain

I knew when the baby chicks came in August that planning for winter had to start immediately. Since the little ladies would be fairly good sized pullets by the time winter rolled around I wasn’t too too worried about heating the coop, and with the location wind-breaks would be pretty easy to build up. The […]

VPMods: A Collapsable Chicken Porch

Permanent covered porch on Villa Pollaio

This is the third in a series of posts describing our awesome mods to our version of The Garden Coop. The instructions for The Garden Coop are all you really need to make a fantastic chicken paradise. But, if you’re like me and my dad, you can’t help but make some modifications and upgrades! Our mods are […]

Dulles Day on the Runway 5K – Chip Time 36:47!!!!


First of all, I do not call myself a runner. Sometimes I do this thing that slightly resembles running. Once I ran a half marathon; and then promptly injured myself terrifically. Maybe one day I’ll run another half marathon. But for now, I stick to 5Ks. Generally, if I’m running a 5K it’s for charity, but […]

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