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
DG (aka Daddy's Girl) has always gotten car sick ever since we took her for her first round of shots as a puppy. Usually when she gets in a vehicle, she throws up before we get to the end of the road. It's horrible! We always feel so bad for her. A couple of weekends … Continue reading She did it!
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!
When we were at Noble Family Farm the other day, I asked the owner what she did with all of the leftover pumpkins once their season ended. She told me that they till them under back into the field. I asked her if I could have some of them once she was finished for the … Continue reading LOOK what we got for the asking!
Well, not to market - to be processed. A reality show crew should have taped us last night. Ratings would have been super high, and people would have laughed and laughed. Ted took scraps into the trailer, and Bitsy went right in there. Dixie took a few seconds of coaxing because she just didn't like … Continue reading This little piggy went to market
We just had the best date/adventure EVER! Ted found a hay scissor hi-lift on Craigslist, and after talking to the seller yesterday, we decided to go to Kentucky and buy it so we were up early, and we were off! Our GPS is crazy and today was no different; it directed us to drive over … Continue reading Best date ever!
He had to use the running boards to get in it, and it took him a few tries, but he finally got up there. This truck has Cooper's stamp of approval!
We did it!!! We have a farm truck!!! It was such a good deal! We can pull anything with this baby. It's a Silverado 3500 four wheel drive with an Allison transmission and a gooseneck trailer hitch in the full size bed. We're going to get a new paint job on it and a vehicle … Continue reading Big change #1