But, the problem you see, is that once you have had the experience of seeing goats born in the middle of the night, or had the pleasure of a bottle calf thrive as you care for them, or tasted the meat and eggs from animals raised with love and good food- you just can't forget it or leave it.
I love snow days, I always have. Once we began the farm, snow days were certainly different from the snow days where we just got to bundle up and watch movies. Making sure the animals have water, shelter, and extra feed can take away from the pleasure at times, but it also brings its own… Continue reading There May Be Snow, But The Seasons Have Changed: A Different Kind Of Snow Day With A Hot Chocolate Recipe
Old Timers around my part of the country refer to what is called "Good Friday Gardens" because they never put out warm season crops such as tomatoes before Good Friday- the Friday before Easter Sunday. Here is why- 9 times out of 10 we will get a freeze or at least very close to freezing… Continue reading One. Last. Time…
When you begin a homestead or organic garden, you develop a new perspective. What was once refuse has become gold. I now drive around neighborhoods looking for bags of leaves left out by the curb, if I find some we pull over and it is kind of like a Chinese fire drill- we all hop… Continue reading Boy, Is This A Happy Girl!
Things have been bustling around the farm as we work like crazy starting, bumping, and feeding seeds and seedlings for all the wonderful people who will buy herbs from us this coming season. The past two weeks or so have brought us very nice and warm weather, but then this... We had a lovely… Continue reading Well now, Ain’t that a kick in the pants…
I sat down to type up a new post about an hour ago. Just as I began, I heard the rain begin with gusto. Sigh... Guess what I did? I put on my trust old coat (technically it is my husband's but I have commandeered it as it has a really long waist and covers… Continue reading Two Brown Eggs, A Leaky Chicken House, & One Happy Duck
What follows below is an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act- what congress passed left room for the small organic farmer. The name seems harmless enough and our food should be safe, but there is so much more to it. In the regulations the FDA is trying to implement All producers, both big and… Continue reading Please Help The Small Farmer- The FDA has a new law that will put many out of business.
Wow, Friday is here again. Here are my five things this week that really get under my skin: #5- 500 people standing in line at Wal-mart and only 2 checkers are open. Really? Does Wal-Mart really have to worry about making ends meet to the point that they can't open a few more lines? This… Continue reading Five Things Friday
I have seen several of these "five things Friday" posts and they are usually along the lines of things that inspire you or photographs. Well, my five things are of a different vain. I have decided to do Five Things That Chap My Hide. So here we go, we will be counting them down from… Continue reading Five Things Friday
Each morning I wake up with a very full to-do list. Everyday I go to bed with a lot scratched off the list and yet at the end of the week there is so much yet to be done. As I write tonight, I can feel the slight sting on the back of my neck… Continue reading Chickens Again and Rose Pruning Goats