…two calves this winter! That wasn’t a misleading title or anything, was it? In my defense, it’s kinda hard to come up with any wording to announce that our cows are pregnant that doesn’t sound like it could be…well, the other thing that everyone is waiting to hear from us. All in good time, people.… Continue reading We’re Expecting…
We are finally getting some sunshine around here, so naturally I made ice cream today. Actually, now that I think about it…the ice-cream-making had nothing to do with the weather, considering the fact that we ate this ice cream nearly every night for about a month this winter. I had to wear extra layers and bundle… Continue reading Homemade Raw Ice Cream
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?
Our little farm house contains exactly one small closet. How many of our farm jackets, winter coats, and vests do you think are kept in that closet? If you guessed none, you win the prize. No closet space = jackets strewn about the house, mostly residing on the backs of the dining room chairs. Leaving… Continue reading DIY Coat Rack
Houston, we have a problem. I had to take a day or so before writing this so as to not fill it with expletives and ranting. If I’m being totally honest, there may still be some ranting. I’m only human, after all. Here’s the deal. I recently noticed that a few of my blog posts… Continue reading Technical Difficulties