Category: Farming

Our everyday life raising animals on our rented property, and our quest for a homestead of our own.

What day is it?

I’m certain I am not the only one wondering this, my children aren’t doing school work which means it must be the weekend, but what day? All the days seem to be melding together and like most people we have not been leaving the… Continue Reading “What day is it?”

Summer days

Vacation is here and we’ve managed to find ways to entertain ourselves during all the rainstorms. From canning rhubarb pie filling, from what little we had this year To 5+ hour long games of monopoly To combing wool for more spinning Some of us… Continue Reading “Summer days”

Melting

Day by day the snow is quickly leaving. Birds now go out during the day While two dogs keep an eye out for winged and four legged predators Garlic is popping up through the soil And several rows of potatoes have been planted. The… Continue Reading “Melting”

Always Busy

I wish I could slow down time once in while so I could sit down and update here more often. I’m always on the go, only sitting down for meals, folding laundry, and reading a quick paragraph in a book before I fall asleep… Continue Reading “Always Busy”

For now

This August we are having our first annual screen free month. Our only form of communication with the outside world will be in phone calls, snail mail, or good old fashioned visiting. We have long talked about cutting back on screens, which is hard… Continue Reading “For now”

SURPRISE!!!

This is the very last thing I expected to see this morning as we gave the roosters the old heave ho a few months ago. But she waltzed out of a wooden area with her “missing” Rhode Island Red Mother, who is currently sitting… Continue Reading “SURPRISE!!!”

The calm

All is quiet on the farm..for now. We have a big storm coming out way that is bringing five days of heavy thunderstorms and high winds, it will give us a break for the weekend and then the forecast is showing more rain starting… Continue Reading “The calm”

Staying cool

Leif is back to his normal, crazy self. He has been spending his afternoons swimming in the lake. I’m looking forward to my back being healed so I might join him. We don’t have air conditioning at our house, the lake has been our… Continue Reading “Staying cool”

Sheep and Gardens

Don’t get too excited, it isn’t what you think. Believe me when I say, that I want this title to be about my very own sheep. Alas, the sheep in which my title refers is to all the beautiful sheep that I saw Mother’s… Continue Reading “Sheep and Gardens”

Warm

The temperature is slowly warming up and everyone is making their way outside. Though they are now back in the chicken wagon, we fenced off the back end of the greenhouse and let the girls out to stretch and scratch and enjoy the sunshine.… Continue Reading “Warm”