I didn’t choose the dairy life–the dairy life chose me. Well, okay…I did have some say in the matter. But farming (which for me consisted primarily of dairy-ing until more recently) did kind of fall into my lap. It wasn’t intentional. When I moved to my family friends’ small farm, Cornerstone Farm, I had no idea… Continue reading Dairy Life
The weather couldn’t seem to make up its mind today. We had heard there was a huge wind storm coming through today with 70 mph winds, and the forecast didn’t disappoint. But there were also pockets of beautiful, sunny, calm weather. During one of those bouts of good weather this afternoon, we let the sheep… Continue reading The First Taste of Spring Grass
Keeping our chickens and ducks on fresh pasture during this very wet winter has been quite a challenge. The story of this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day does have a happy ending, so bear with me. Our mobile coop requires a vehicle to tow it, and soppy pasture is not exactly conducive to driving… Continue reading Keeping Chickens on Rotating Pasture in Winter?