I’m not saying I married my husband because he’s a mechanic, I’m just saying it’s come in handy. A lot. The DR power mower that we bought used many years ago has lived a hard, rough-and-tumble life on the farm. Its not that I break things intentionally, it just happens. Do I remember oil changes?Continue reading “DR Power needs a Doctor”
Peak adulting is being excited about a new stock pot. Peak farming may be getting excited about rain and a cancellation at the meat processor.
Is not like the other. Summer harvest is of course getting into full swing, and we’re just days away from the paste tomato apocalypse. We use Roma and San Marzano tomatoes, which are determinates and will ripen in a short period of time. Exactly what you want for canning things.
Summer is a time for watching grass grow, making sure everyone has water, and worrying about when hay will be cut. I have no idea when hay will be ready, water tanks are in sufficient shape, and Toby checks the grass situation for me. So I guess my work here is done!
One of the perks of having a zillion projects going on, is there is always spare lumber lying about. Given the current cost of materials at an arm and half a leg, it’s pretty handy if we can complete a project without making a trip to the hardware store. While we have much better facilitiesContinue reading “Building a Hay Crib”
(or is that kids?) one of them you’re supposed to take home from market, I’m sure of it… But I digress. First and foremost, happy spring! This is the time of year of fluffy chicks, baby bunnies, fresh growth, and the start of Farmer’s Market season! While we have hatched out a few batches ofContinue reading “Let’s take the pigs to market!”
What is a farm without animals? Its not. And don’t speak to anyone that says otherwise, you don’t need that negativity in your life. What you do need is horses, cows, chickens, goats, at least one barn cat, and a clever dog. I’m slowly working my husband up to this mentality, he’s conceded to anContinue reading “Barn First Aid Kit – Top 25 Items”
We have been eagerly waiting for our next calf for a week or so, ever since she turned and dropped off her momma’s hips. So very pleased to announce that we are four for four now of having calves due and they show up with no assistance from us!
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”