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!!!
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!
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
I'm proud of where I grew up and where I'm from still. There's something about growing up Appalachian that prepares us for anything life can throw at us. We have a culture like no other, and I keep my heart and soul rooted in it. This article I just read in Appalachian Magazine speaks to … Continue reading Appalachian Proud
...for Jake's guinea pigs! Ignoring Diana so she will come out from behind the box... Bribes work, too! New tactical maneuver: sitting inside the playpen like a statue to see if Diana and Pebbles will climb all over him Not pictured: Me on all fours with my rump in the air as I fished Pebbles … Continue reading Built a new playpen…
Today, we decided to hike our farm. It. Is. GORGEOUS!!! Side note: We walked to the edge of the woods, heard a "meow", and then Ted brought Daisy back home and locked her in the house because she was following me. He said he knew if he didn't take her home, she'd get lost, and … Continue reading Hiking our farm today
The pig feeder is stuck shut again. We're not sure what's causing it. We thought it was the rain getting into the trap and then freezing it shut. It's been above freezing for the past few days though (in the 50s for a bit - a virtual heatwave!), but it's stuck again. The pigs still … Continue reading Feeder is stuck shut again
...try, try again! Ted brought a big bale of hay up for the pigs. First he came in the yard front ways to try to set it over the fence for them. That didn't work because he couldn't see to get between the fence and the tree, and even if it had worked he realized … Continue reading If at first you don’t succeed…
I was looking back over my photographs, and then I realized that I completely forgot to post that Noble Farms called us and told us to come down and buy all of that corn if we wanted it! It took us a couple of days of scrambling to figure out where to get a dump … Continue reading Corn, corn, more corn!