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
It's hard to believe that she started here... Puppers, 2 days old, 2/12/2014 ...and now is here 4 years later! Puppers, 2/13/2018
I don't want to share this part of farming, but I feel that it's necessary. It's not part of the fun stuff; it's part of the "THIS SUCKS BEYOND ALL THINGS THAT SUCK!!!" stuff. Read no further if you don't want to hear about animals dying (yes more than one........)....... The first Sunday in December, … Continue reading Feel like farming failures right now
The Rusted Barn is having their Christmas Open House right now! I just got home (I shopped almost an hour there!). If you haven't made it in yet, they're still open until 7pm tonight. Go, and wear your Christmas sweater so you can enter the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, too! The trees that Tina decorated … Continue reading Christmas Open House at the Rusted Barn
Just about every morning, we get a visit from our little buddy who lives down the driveway, across the road, and up the next big hill. He makes the short trek over just so he can pee on my farm truck tires, sniff noses (and butts) with DG and Puppers, and have a drink from … Continue reading Visiting buddy
Guess what? I upgraded the WordPress account for the blog, and with that, I received a free domain name!!! You can now just type in www.strivingacres.com , and the blog will open! I HAVE A DOMAIN NAME!!!!!! 🙂 I also have 13GB of storage now (I had 6 before, and it was nearly all filled up so … Continue reading You can now access us at strivingacres.com !
I was in my home office just a little bit ago, finishing an end of year parent/teacher conference with a student and parent, when I looked out my office window. I immediately noticed Luci under the trampoline, murdering playing with something that looked to be larger than a mouse. I ran outside to see what … Continue reading Saved from the mouth of Luci(fer) herself!
From our family to your family, Happy Thanksgiving! Janeesa, Teddy, Morgan, Sahara, Jake, Jeannettea, and Ted
...every spring. That's how long I spend testing students, grades three through eight, and all because the state requires these tests. I won't get on that soapbox though. This is just a quick excuse post to let you know that testing wraps up this week, and I have tons of pictures and blog posts to … Continue reading Four testing weeks…