Or was that the Mayflower? I was done with chickens. Really I was. Then there was the cutest chicken coop on Marketplace and, well, here we are. Added to the long list of things I don’t get to be in charge of any more is picking out chicken coops and deciding to buy them inContinue reading “Chick Chicks on the Mayberry”
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The Farmer’s Phonebook
Even though the “no farms, no food” adage is becoming truer by the growing season, it still seems that the game is rigged against producers who need to outsource supplies and labor.
The Gardeners Dilemma
Picking out seeds is the best way to pass dreary winter days. I can spend weeks pouring over seed catalogs, building carts, changing my mind, and starting all over again. It’s a grand time. Baker Creek, Sow True Seeds, Urban Farmer, all are worthy of a visit.
Join Us on Facebook!
Well, we did it. We finally took the plunge and re-joined the legions on Facebook. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/SourwoodHillFarm!
Down with the Wax Moths
We lost yet another hive last fall. If anyone off keeping count, that’s 3 that have absconded. I promise, animals usually like us!! This hive fell to a new for us issue, so at least it stays interesting. I bought a complete hive in the spring of 2021 to complement the wild hive we hadContinue reading “Down with the Wax Moths”
New Kid in Town
Well, it happened. The moment we’ve been waiting for and dreading for months finally came. Our first calf to a first time heifer was born! I feel so blessed that she needed no help from us and I got to just show up to a newborn baby!
For the love of Garlic
I love garlic. Grilled, baked, smashed with cream cheese, Im not picky. They say I’m afraid of vampires. But 1) have you ever seen one at my place? Nope. And 2) I’d be toxic to them anyways. What umami is to vegetarians, garlic is to me.
This past summer, Cochise had to go to a new home. Having a brand new baby, I knew he was going to be well past breaking age by the time I could get to him. I get updates on “Comanche” now and he is doing fantastic. His new owner reports he is going on trailContinue reading “Mingling”
Gone to Market
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.
Watching the grass grow
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!