I realized today exactly how out of balance our lives have become. We work hard...and we work all the time. Starting a farm takes back-breaking labor or money to hire that labor AND money to feed all the animals and keep equipment and fences repaired, etc. We have outside careers which provide that income. They … Continue reading Tipped scales
I have always bitten my nails. I mean I BIT THOSE NAILS. They looked horrible. Proof (February 14th): I quit a couple of times in my life, but it was for other people: once for my husband and once for my sister's wedding. I would always end up biting them again, and once I started, … Continue reading My dirty little habit – broken!!!
I have such big dreams for our little farm. I foresee workshops and classes to teach others how to can, make cheese, care for chickens so they can raise their own....in short, one of my biggest hopes is not just to connect people to their food but to convince them that they, too, can be … Continue reading One more step in the right direction
I swear that they know when any food container in this house is opened. Poor Ted. He's never alone for long if he has food... ...and they ... ...just.... ...wait. His face cracks me up when they stare and he eats. ROTFL
Joey's tail feathers are growing back!!!
This turkey is so funny. She wants to have babies so badly. She follows Ted everywhere, and the second he looks at her, she spreads her wings and lays flat on the ground. She sets on the nests of chicken eggs if they lay where she can fit her big old self. Now she's started … Continue reading Crazy turkey
Cooper likes big bones. DG didn't hide this one very well. Cooper dug it out of the flowerbed in just a few minutes. What a tasty treat!
I heard another farmer once say you know you're really a farmer when you DON'T accept a free or cheap animal because you know you're not ready. Within the past two weeks, I've turned down a breeding trio of meat rabbits because I want to raise rabbits in a colony setting, and honestly, rabbits are … Continue reading Maturing as a farmer…
The Terrible Twosome is no more. Laughing at me because she was warm and I was cold... I was running errands when Jim, the neighbor who helps out around the farm, called my cellphone. He found one of the Twosome half under a round hay bale. He said it looked like the bale rolled on … Continue reading And then there were three…
When you farm, it's pretty much common place to have something going on at all times with at least one animal. Today (Thursday), I had a first time occurence. I let the chickens out to free range, picked up Sahara from school, and heard her say this when she exited the van at home: "You've … Continue reading In my living room…