What is my why? Why do I work long hours at two different jobs to make ends meet? I know it would be easier to have a 9-5 job with steady pay and benefits. To not have to work out in all weather, putting the needs of the animals in your care before your own… Continue reading October 14th, 2019- Why are you a Farmer?
Another Birthday Tom’s birthday was this week and his turned out much better than mine. He got to sleep in his own bed, there was no fire alarm and as far as I know, no snoring to keep him awake. (Read about Candy's Birthday here.) Last night we sorted out the big cows and kept… Continue reading September 9th, 2019 — Another Birthday
Pigs, Pigs, Pigs We are officially back in the pig business! We’ve been lazy and letting our friends the Demerlys raise us a pig every year because they do such a fabulous job but we have space for pigs so why not? They came from an Amish neighbor who must have the most beautiful place… Continue reading June 24th, 2019 –Pigs, Pigs, Pigs
Full Strawberry Moon If you’re trying to incorporate eating fresh, local and seasonal into your life now is the time for strawberry picking. We went Friday to our local U-Pick farm and in an hour picked enough fresh, juicy berries to last us all winter; if we’re careful how often we go to the freezer… Continue reading June 17th, 2019 — Full Strawberry Moon
Our adventures trying to get fence in when the ground is sopping wet. And a recipe for the perfect grilling side dish.
Mid-Winter Break I’m late posting this week because I was on vacation. Twenty four hours of no frozen water buckets, icy walking, hay hauling or winter drama. I look forward to it every year. In a series of events our tax person is now in Mt. Pleasant which is about 2 hours from us. Which… Continue reading March 5th, 2019 — Mid Winter Break
When the Chickens Come Home to Roost Does anyone remember back to 1999 when Y2K was going to wipe out civilization as we know it? All because the year portion of the date on computers was the last 2 digits only; how would the computer know it was 2000? Our cars, modern medical technology, phones,… Continue reading February 18th, 2019 — When Chickens Come Home to Roost
I’m thinking there will be just too much winter fun to contain in one blog post so for this week it’s day by day. Monday: even though we’d taken extra care when we did chores Sunday we still had more to do Monday morning. The wind was coming from the east so snow was blowing… Continue reading February 4th, 2019 — A Week of Winter Weather
Winter Weather Warning I’ve given up on checking the weather forecast today because our snow total predictions depend on: is it cold? How cold is it? Are we looking at the European weather model or one of a dozen others? And are we going by what it says now or what it said an hour… Continue reading January 28th, 2019 – Winter Weather Warning
Winter Weather Advisory I miss the weather we had when I was a kid. It was so simple; snow day or school? Shoes or barefoot? Coat or not? Now every day has to be infused with drama, heightened with danger and hyped to the hilt. Everytime a snowflake falls to earth it gets a name.… Continue reading January 14th, 2019 — Winter Weather Advisory