Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom -- Written July 9th Sometimes it feels like I should be asking Stan what to do. Remember Stan? He was the one who was always elected to wade into the river and wrestle the giant Anaconda while Marlon Perkins narrated safely from the riverbank. Or do something with a charging… Continue reading July 22nd, 2019 –Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
Summer 2019 Update Yes, we have summer, I’m not sure about having a spring this year but summer is definitely here. Heat and humidity in the 90 range every day for the past 2 weeks. To cope with that we get up and start early and hope to have a project done by 9 a.m.… Continue reading Summer 2019 Update
Our adventures trying to get fence in when the ground is sopping wet. And a recipe for the perfect grilling side dish.
All the ways we work to reduce the amount of trash and plastic we generate and use here at the farm.
The Bull is Out “The bull is out” is a line I always remember from Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm because it happens to us, like last night. Whenever we hear people say “I want to live in the country where it’s calm and peaceful and raise animals” we laugh ourselves silly because it’s nothing… Continue reading May 13th, 2019 — The Bull is Out
Earth Day This is a week or two late but since the things we did for Earth Day will, hopefully, last for generations then I think we’re not too awfully tardy. First up was transplanting the last of the Sugar Maples out of the garden into the sugar bush. Which is a fancy name for… Continue reading May 6th, 2019 — Earth Day
Green Up By my calendar spring is here, it doesn’t matter what the official date is, for us it’s when the weather lets us work, so here’s how our spring is shaping up. The cows and sheep are all up by the barn so the grass can get a start on them. Once it’s 6… Continue reading April 22nd, 2019 — Green Up
Shearing Day Yesterday was our third annual shearing day and everyone contributed to make it a perfect day. The weather did it’s utmost for us, the weather report claimed it was the best day in 5 months and I believe it. In past years it’s rained and blew and we’ve had to keep the barn… Continue reading April 8th, 2019 — Shearing Day
Start to Finish This week was the end of two big projects and the start of one. I finished Kyle’s wedding dress with two weeks to go. Phew! Once I’d finished removing all traces of 1980’s Victorian splendor and was ready to rebuild it as Kyle’s dress I couldn’t take scissors to the crazy expensive… Continue reading April 1st — Start to Finish
Crop Circles Pasture renovation is winding down for the year. We’ve been at this for 9 years now and will probably still be at it in another nine. When we moved here the pastures grew goldenrod, Queen Anne’s Lace, wild roses and some other unidentifiable nutritionless green things. Lacking a tractor, plow, harrow and planter… Continue reading March 25th, 2019 — Crop Circles