I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Gramma Izzie could grow anything. If she got a start, a root, a flower, or a twig, it grew where she planted it. Unfortunately, that green thumb gene passed me over; my gardening is a hit and miss and do it by the feels type of gardening (it's worked for the animals so far so … Continue reading Aloe vera plants
This is DA BOMB! It's also cheap to make and very filling which can be a plus if your budget is a little tight. It's also a "dump it in" slow cooker recipe which is awesome for busy days. Last, it makes the whole house smell fantastic! Ingredients 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 onion … Continue reading Cheap & easy loaded potato soup
Last year because of the weather, hay became hard to find around here. We were sweating during January, worried we wouldn't be able to feed our herd. We have just a hair under 50 acres, but it's almost all wooded so not good for hay making (perfect for pigs though!).This year, we are bound and … Continue reading Next to last load
Well, Bessie is nothing if not dramatic this time around at the end of her pregnancy! After all of that worry on Friday evening and all of the treatment for the milk fever, guess what we found on Sunday morning??? This beautiful boy was born! The vet even checked her Friday night while she was … Continue reading Beautiful boy
We just walked in the door (11pm). We've been at the barn since 5:30. Bessie is down. We called for an emergency vet visit - she has milk fever. She seems like she will pull through: she's alert, eating, and drinking. She just can't get up. If Ted hadn't caught it though...she'd have been gone … Continue reading Milk fever!!!
We brought home 1800 pounds of pig feed, and then Ted had to fill the big gravity feeder with it all. It's not as simple as you'd think. First, the bags go into the tractor bucket (as many as will fit without spilling). Then Ted drives the tractor down the path through the woods to … Continue reading Feeding the pigs is a whole process