Today started at 5:45 a.m. I cleaned the kitchen; afterward we had pumpkin scones for breakfast and then hooked up the dump trailer and headed out to the local gravel pit. Hooking up the dump trailer For folks who have never hauled their own gravel, let me explain the process. We drive our truck and … Continue reading Nine tons but still not done
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!
Last year, a lost dog appeared at our door late at night and proceeded to lose his ever-loving mind. He was just aggressive and scared enough that I didn't feel comfortable opening the door to let him inside, and during the ensuing night, he wound up destroying my screen door and putting a hole in … Continue reading Today’s project
I killed our previous blueberry bushes when I installed electric on the old pig fence a couple of years ago. They literally just shriveled up and died. I had no idea that being close to the electric fence would kill them like that! We didn't plant new ones last year because time got away from … Continue reading Blueberry patch
We've been looking high and low for feeder pigs. Because of COVID19, lots of folks haven't bred their sows around here this year. Meat is being rationed in the grocery stores, and what few feeder pigs there are have been bought up quickly. A friend tagged me in a Facebook post of a woman only … Continue reading Pigs!!!
...is cleaning up the hillside so the chicken fence can be extended and chipping the brush into the current chicken area. Making about the 100th trip back/forth to drag the cut brush to the wood chipper My job = staying on the brake the entire time so the whole tractor/wood chipper set-up doesn't roll over … Continue reading Today’s job…
Jake's class is reading "Freak the Mighty" together and completing activities that go along with the quiz. I re-read with Jake the chapters covered each day in class, and we talk about the book. It's something we enjoy together every day, and it helps his reading comprehension. Now if you've read that book, you know … Continue reading “Freak the Mighty” got me dismissed
We raise our own meat; we believe it's a life skill everyone should have because you simply never know what will happen (case in point: the current COVID19 pandemic). We've raised our own beef and our own pork most recently. We have raised our own chickens for meat before, but the last time was before … Continue reading Raising our own meat chicks