Category Archives: Farm

isaac’s calf

i got a new calf.   her name is cookie.  she drinks a whole bottle of milk twice a day.  i brush her white and black fur. ISAAC

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Our new flock of pullets will start laying their first eggs any day now.  So we have been prepping the chicken coop with new nesting boxes. Isaac loves any reason to pull out his tool belt and hammer.

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Fall Calves…

Our neighbors cows have started to calf.  It seems like every day Patrick and Isaac come in from helping them with their chores and tell me about a new baby calf that was just born.  I enjoy watching them run … Continue reading

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Winter Pastures….

We have enjoyed several weeks of perfect weather this fall, which has given us the chance to get the animals, gardens, and pastures ready for winter.  Winterizing water spigots, putting up new fences, and adding compost and mulch to the … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy…

We took the boys over to a local organic farm that raises and sells pastured pork. I have known Darrell and Donna Parks for several years as we both sell at the Saturday farmers’ market and have been eating their pork … Continue reading

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Apple pickin’…

 Even with the severe drought we have had this summer one crop has produced in abundance, apples.  Late spring frosts are a common occurrence here so picking fruit does not happen every year, with the blessing of bushels of apples … Continue reading

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Pasture Raised Chicken

During the beginning of April the boys and I took a trip to our local post office to pick up a very noise package of day old chicks.  We brought them home, gave them all a drink of water, and settled them … Continue reading

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Happy May Day

Spring is in full swing.  Here is my May Day basket for you.

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American Elms…

We had this beautiful American Elm shading the south side of our house and had to have it cut down this week.  It is amazing the difference trees make in a landscape.  This tree was infected with Dutch Elm Disease … Continue reading

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Planting perennials…

With all the unusually warm weather we have been having I have got planting fever.  This year I am focusing on establishing my perennial veggie beds.  I won’t have anything to harvest and enjoy this year, but with a little … Continue reading

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