When the job description for a farmer comes to mind, you probably start thinking of green tractors, rows and rows of corn and beans, juicy red tomatoes, adorable baby animals, and the like. Depending on the type of farmer, all that is probably a part of their daily life. But let’s be clear here, itContinue reading “Farm Traits”
Between the square-ish round pen and the new farm office, We. Are. So. Tired. Of Spending. Money. So when it came time to move the horses to their winter pasture, the same issue as the last two winters came up yet again (odd, that). How to keep hay dry and edible? And stay solvent whileContinue reading “An almost free hay shed”
No, not the back of my SUV where I store grain pails, feed, and my saddle by turns. A real life, climate controlled (sort of) office! All I usually talk about is my outdoor life, but we do spend some time indoors outside of sleeping. In fact, I’ve been home based for work since lastContinue reading “The Farm Office”
I was a pretty good student throughout school, but I detested math. It did not come as easily to me as other subjects, and it just wasn’t fun. I remember my geometry teacher in 8th or 9th grade as being a really likable guy, I know I passed the class, but I really can’t rememberContinue reading “The Square(ish) Round Pen”
I have found an alternative use for deer stands in the summer season. You’re welcome hunters.
Happy Earth Day Year (what can I say, I’m a slow writer and this post hung out in my “Drafts” FOREVER and I never published I see!) We are celebrating with about 20,000 new members to Sourwood Hill. Our two packages of bees arrived Tuesday morning via USPS. I was completely fascinated by them allContinue reading “Buzz Buzz!”
Who needs Google Earth when you have a drone? Or even better, a friend with a drone.
Who knew there would EVER be such a boom on all things poultry these days! Hatcheries are back ordered for weeks or months and it seems everyone with space and allowable city regulations wants a flock!
This will be a short post. I’m tired and it’s been a long weekend. But, they are hatching! We have a flock of Buff Orpington chickens, and I specifically picked orpingtons because they are supposed to be quite broody in nature and friendly. Yet, at a year old, I have had exactly one hen goContinue reading “Buff Orpington Hatch”
Spring may be my favorite time of year. Blooms, sprouts, and longer days! We are wrapping up a project that has been on the to do list pretty much since we moved in: redoing the fence along one of the roadsides that adjoins the main pasture. On the bright side, google told us this stretchContinue reading “Measuring progress in fence posts.”