"This is the year." I say that every year, but THIS IS THE YEAR! I WILL MARK THE BERRY BUSHES SO I CAN FIND THEM EASILY AGAIN!!! Also, it looks like we will have loads of wild berries this summer - I'm seeing berry bushes in bloom everywhere on our farm and along the highway … Continue reading Berry blooms
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I got the vaccine!
I got my COVID19 vaccine Friday, 2/5/2021 (shot 1 of 2 - Pfizer version). My school district arranged this for every staff member that wanted it. The shot felt like nothing, and I'm not kidding when I say that. If you're afraid of getting this because of the shot itself, let me assure you that … Continue reading I got the vaccine!
Setting (SMART) Resolutions
Resolutions are hard to make sometimes. You think of all these things and all of these goals, and sometimes it can seem really overwhelming to do. This year, my major resolution is to be happy. Now in thinking about that today, I realized that is a really broad statement! How will I simply "be happy"? … Continue reading Setting (SMART) Resolutions
I was doing dishes Saturday afternoon, looking out the kitchen window, when I saw a flash of a red tail on the other side of the fence and thought a rooster got loose. Then a second later, it came out from behind the brush, and it was a fox! It went all around the two … Continue reading Fox!
Nine tons but still not done
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
...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…
Victory Gardens are making a comeback - time to start planning how you will help the food distribution chain in your local community!
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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
Gramma would have loved this
I am currently in the last semester of getting my masters in special education. That entails field experience which means I take my lunch hour once or twice a week to work with students at a local school (because while it's okay to get the degree from an online college, it's not okay to teach … Continue reading Gramma would have loved this