Category: Farm Animals

TWO BY TWO

I try so hard to allow myself to feel the contentment of what is in my moment. To lie in the damp sunlight and chew my cud.  To wander from patch to patch lazily searching out green. Instead, I endlessly worry about things that have…

SPROUTING GRAINS

The animals and I are all so sick of waiting for the grass to grow! Time to take things in hand and grow our own forage inside (in my shower actually).   I should call this how to feed a farm from your shower!

SNOW LIKE SAND

GETS into everything.  Snow like Sand. Everywhere. Like the SPOT. Seuss’s spot.

SPRING STORM

A Winter Storm Watch in the first days of a midwest Spring.  The old people keep telling me anything can happen in March and it happens they are right! 

MORE BIRDS

I READ once that every millionaire has more than one avenue of income. Not putting all her eggs in one basket so to speak. Making a little money from a farm is not too hard but making a PROFIT is near impossible. And laughable…

BAWLING

WEANING is one of the most poignant days on the farm. The babies are healthy and growing up, they are old enough to live on their own without their mother, things are going according to plan,  but OH the MISERY  – there is no…

DAWN AGAIN

Lady walked onto the trailer very cheerfully and dismounted exactly the same way. Moving forward in her bovine bubble. And so ends another chapter. A good chapter too, she did well for the years she lived here and I think was managed well. So…

IN LIKE FLYNN

We backed the stock trailer up to the pig gate and Molly almost climbed right over the gate in her excitement to get in. We drove her to the West Barn where she leapt off the trailer and trotted with great enthusiasm down the…

EGGS GALORE

The chickens are supplying us with at least three dozen eggs a day sometimes more. One dozen a day goes to the pigs and the others are sold.  Last week I sold fifteen dozen eggs. The pigs had a few less though. This week Jake…

GOLDILOCKS

Imagine coming back from your walk to find that a fat golden pig has not only been eating your dinner but gone to sleep IN it!