Tag: sustainable farming

THE WEST SIDE

The cows on the West side are more than happy with their big round bale. Stupid seldom leaves its side. Tia’s cousin. He is a beautiful animal. I had John place the round bale under the trees.  It is dry under there with not…

Sun Dogs

Is it not too early in the winter to find a sundog in our sky?  The sun and her dog. Ice crystals hanging up there? Refracting and reflecting the low rays. 

No title today

I can’t think of one. This morning the chickens leave, they are almost all sold.  And on Friday we pick all the egg plant and thyme and capsicums – sell those. The eggs are selling well still but I am still having trouble with…

So cool

This morning it is 54F (12C). Not cold in wintery terms but downright chilly in the language of a midwest summer.  All the animals are more than happy about it though. Except the wee chicks. It is very good for the meat chickens who…

As the trees grow

Every year I plant as many trees as i can buy or grow or find. And one thing I have noticed about the mornings is how loud it is with bird song this year.  Especially the cardinals. I seldom see them as they love…

Never Enough Flowers

I cannot get enough of this field of wild flowers.  It is so rare to get such a perfect stand. I have a feeling it will be one of a kind. And this year will be its best year. A little gift for us…

Eclectic

Today my new farm worker arrives.  If all goes well she will stay a few months which will be nice.  She has been working on a goat farm so I look forward to hearing her story. We all have a story.   Many of…

Meet the cattle

I am not sure how many animals of the bovine variety one needs to be running in a field before you can call it a herd  of cattle. However I am thinking that I have two tiny herds.  Both beef varieties and dairy.  There…

The POG

Poggy, poggy, poggy. How has this happened – we have had such a poggy winter. Though I am not complaining – I have not been Bad Cold outside once this year. You remember that cold that brings such pain to our hands and feet that I…

Hop and Pop Pops Up

– Poppy. Trying to jump the gate. Because BooBoo was drinking milk on the other side. Shades of the old Hop and Pop. A terrifying thought.  Gave the poor dog quite the fright. Lady Astor has won a gold star every day for six days…