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!
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!
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
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
Clearing these trees at the church...
My mother-in-law and father-in-law brought me a box of tomatoes from down on the river over a week ago. The box has been setting on my kitchen table the entire week. I felt guilty every time I looked at it, knowing that the tomatoes were going to get so ripe if I didn't do something … Continue reading Spaghetti sauce (oh so easy!)
We're cleaning the chicken coop right now, and we're past the physical part I do... ..so I corralled the gang out of the coop into a small area so they would be out from underfoot but still have a birds eye view (Ha!) of all the action. This is Ted's fun now (he loves playing … Continue reading Favorite past time