Since Bob is gone so much for work and so tired when he is home, I rely on his two-week vacation every August for tackling the big stuff. Nope. His vacations are not spent traveling to some exotic locale, sipping on IPAs by the side of a pool. They are spent here moving the farm... Continue Reading →
And Rosie Makes Three…Cows, that Is
Just when I thought Scarlett was not pregnant after all, since her due date came and went, she gives birth to a lovely heifer on a cold, wet afternoon in late October. I was on my way to town to have dinner and see a movie with my oldest and I was trying to get... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Our Farm Journey!
Are you longing for a simpler life? Do you wish you knew basics like how to bake bread? Do sunflowers and piglets make you smile? Then you’re in the right place. Join us on our journey to go from city dwellers to sustainable farmers, with a whole lot of expensive mistakes made along the way!
True Meaning of “Hen House”? Our Rooster Needs a Break, It Seems!
With these snowy days, I've noticed Rooster Cogburn has a funny habit...one that indicates life in the hen house is hard on a fellow! This photo isn't very good, but here's what happens: I open the chicken coop door and the "girls" decide it's still too cold to go out so they stay inside. But... Continue Reading →
When You Want to Start a Farm, Winter Comes in August
It rained today. In fact, it's still raining. I can hear and smell the gentle summer rain through the open windows. We've had an unusually dry summer, so the rain is welcome. We went all of the month of July without rain, which hasn't happened since 1926. Or at least that's what I heard reported... Continue Reading →
Three things to love in this photo: a new clothesline, new fencing and new hay. Sometimes it's nice to see progress outside too. 🙂
Round 3 Goes to the Crows, but I Have Something They Don’t…
OK, I'll admit it. I went and spent $35 on bird netting to cover the chicken yard without even measuring the chicken yard. The package said the bird netting was 28 ft by 28 ft. That's huge! How could our chicken yard possibly be bigger than that? Yeah, well, it turns out our chickens are... Continue Reading →
Farm Foto of the Day: My Morning Attire
One thing I love about starting a farm is morning. I am so looking forward to the day when we are living in the farmhouse and I am not driving from town to the farm every morning for morning chores! When I wake up at the farm (rather than having to drive there), I like... Continue Reading →
How to Start a Farm? Start With the Fences, to Keep Your Horses In!
I love this horse but he gets into everything. I say he's as friendly as a dog, curious as a cat and stubborn as a mule. Apparently he has taken up a new hobby too: escaping. This morning, trouble here was loose for the second time in five days. On Friday morning, Bob and Jake... Continue Reading →
Farm Photo Blog: Shots From a Late Summer Garden
Starting a farm has proven to be something we can't even really get to yet because we are having to rebuild the farmhouse. And our summer garden was a disaster because we couldn't give it enough time as a result. Plus it turns out living in this new place means new dirt, new pests, new... Continue Reading →