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
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 snapped a few pics this morning while out on the farm... This is a volunteer pumpkin... Luci sunning herself Daisy stalking bugs and imaginary mice The flowers and that big pumpkin all grew in this huge pile of dirt/cow manure setting near the new pig pasture...it turned into a pollinator garden and has been … Continue reading Morning pics
I've been looking for a hog feeder like this for over a year. They are EXPENSIVE brand new so I knew used was the only way I was getting one. We found a couple of them online, but each time, the seller had them sold before we saw them. This time, we got it though! … Continue reading Look what we found!
This little farmer stacked hay bales, built a hay "house", helped fill the water tank, decided to dig a hole, decided it wasn't a good idea to dig a hole in gravel so filled the little divet back in, and went to Tractor Supply and chatted up the cashier. The only thing he wouldn't do … Continue reading Little farm boy
It was time...we had to trade off the old trailer. It just wasn't going to to meet our needs any longer. We bought this beautiful new 16' Corn Pro to meet the growing needs of our farm, and we couldn't be happier with our experience at Lance's Trailer Sales in Athens, Ohio! If you need … Continue reading We did it!
Finding the tires that were the right size for our little pig trailer was an absolute nightmare! Ted had to hunt for them all over the place, and he finally found them about an hour from here. Then he had to find the bolts and the nuts because he was missing some. He ended up … Continue reading Fixing the trailer
...Ted worked on cutting down a tree that fell across the small chicken yard and driveway. He started working at noon, and we just finished now at 6:37 p.m. The tree fell sometime last night during the storm and smashed down two t-posts and about 16' of fencing. Once he got the entire tree cut … Continue reading All day on Saturday…
After Ronnie loaded up Beef, we hitched up our little trailer and headed for his big farm to get our trade: an eight month old Charlois heifer! We had to wait until Ronnie got there, and then Ted and Ronnie herded her into the barnyard and then the barn... Barn cat hanging out at Ronnie's … Continue reading Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face
Looking to buy meat for your freezer locally? Ron Manning is who you want to see! Ronnie came over Thursday evening to pick up Beef. Ted got him in the back corner near the barn and fed him a treat, and I put down the electric polyrope and had Ronnie back his trailer straight up … Continue reading Beef has left the building