Hatching A Plot

I've moved my postings over to a blog called Hatching A Plot. This blog chronicles our new life in Vermont, where we are continuing to learn to garden, preserve, make charcuterie and homebrew and hopefully get some animals.

If you would like to keep up with our adventures, please subscribe to Hatching A Plot in your favorite reader.

Homestead Resources

Over the past few years we've been researching farming, goats, cheese, gardening and livestock. This section is devoted to discussing that process and sharing resources we've found along the way. Now that we've found our land, we hope to start putting more ideas into practice and see what works for us.

If you are interested in similar topics, this section has a lot of great resources and books that we've found along the way in the areas of cheese, goats, poultry, animals, gardening, preserving and brewing.


  • I still do a lot of reading. If you want an idea of what I'm reading currently or some ideas, feel free to check out my GoodReads profile or better yet, join me as a friend there so I can see what you are reading as well.
  • One of my favorite book genres is Fantasy. If you are just starting out in your discovery of this genre or want some ideas of new series to try, here are some of my favorites.

    Recommended books in the fantasy genre

  • It's been difficult to find time to play around with creating my own electronic music lately with kids and other responsibilities, but here are some of my favorite original compositions. These are in various stages of completion and polish, but check them out. song demos
  • A short primer on the movie genre of film noir and some recommendations

If you want some sense of what I'm currently listening to (courtesy of Last.FM)

Levels - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:51 PM
Humility - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:42 PM
Interlude (Common's Gratitude) - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:40 PM
Sometimes - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:32 PM
Interlude (Questlove's Story) - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:27 PM
Soul Sista - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:23 PM
Funky for You - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:16 PM
Reminisce - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:09 PM
All for Love - Live Bilal 07/15/24 4:03 PM
All Matter - Live Bilal 07/15/24 3:51 PM