Getting hay to the cattle since Ted had surgery has been an adventure. Normally, he just put a round bale of hay into the pasture, and it lasted about eight days. All I had to do was give them a little treat every day, check on their health (eyes, coat, tongue, hooves, and plops), and … Continue reading Hay helper
Month: February 2016
My Year of Martha – how to videos!
Martha has how-to videos on TONS of things!!! Check this out!!! http://www.marthastewart.com/974724/home-how-series#1130492
Attn: non-green thumb wannabe gardeners!
Martha has an awesome garden. I want an awesome garden, too! Unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb like she does. Give me any animal with four legs, and I can raise it happy and healthy. Give me a patch of dirt, and about the only things I have figured out how to grow … Continue reading Attn: non-green thumb wannabe gardeners!
Hey!!! We can see it!!!
Beef and I can see the weekend from here!!! Bessie's pretty sure that she can, too!
There’s always one slacker…
...in every group. This girl always goes straight for the dog food bowl. She knows where the easy meal is found!
"I am not fat!!! This is just winter fur!!!"
What do you do?
What do you do when your husband has surgery and then has to leave for a business trip, and everything on the farm happens the day he leaves? Well, around here, I put on my big girl boots and deal with it myself. First up was refilling the pig feeder. It took two trips with … Continue reading What do you do?
Enjoying a little reprieve….
...last week when we were having a little warmer weather. The chickens love it when they get to wander the entire property. I've been letting them do this every afternoon, and they've just loved it. Usually the chicken hawks are circling, and I have to keep them inside their fenced chicken yard for their safety, … Continue reading Enjoying a little reprieve….
Happy Valentines Day!
May your hens be happy and your eggs be HUGE!
How to measure pigs (for weight)
There's a nice formula for estimating the weight of your pig. This is handy to know and be able to do because you don't want to take your piggies to market (so to speak) before they weigh enough, or there won't be much meat coming back home to you. The formula is super easy: girth … Continue reading How to measure pigs (for weight)