Category: Farm Life

Hand Spun Yarn

Hand Spun Yarn

Anyone can walk into a big-box store, or even smaller craft stores and pick up a package of machine spun yarn. It’s definitely a quick and easy way to get back to your own crafts, and usually at a pretty reasonable price too. Then…

Long Summer Nights

​Sometimes I can’t wait another day for summer to be over, but when summer is over…so are the long summer nights. Summer in central Texas gets a bad rap. It is after all very hot! And very dry! in fact this summer we have…

Our new guard dog is a little Rusty

You never can be sure how adding a new animal to your livestock operation is going to work out. We pushed this reality to a new limit this year by adding a donkey, a cow, and a new guard dog, all within a couple…

Yes we Cantaloupe!

The dog days of summer are definitely in and the continual temps above 100 degrees are bringing our summer garden to a close. I wasn’t sure how well the garden would perform since we were a little late getting the garden ready this year,…

Grazing sheep and cattle together

Responsible livestock management requires investing time in reading and researching ways to improve upon what you are already doing. Not long ago I was reading an article on the topic of pasture management and to paraphrase what I read: “A good livestock producer is…

New Guardian on Patrol

Guardian animals play a very important role on our farm. With predators aplenty here we are continually evaluating and updating our defenses against bobcats, coyotes, owls, hawks and any other possible unseen dangers. Several months ago we had the unfortunate need to relieve on…

2019 Texas Summer Garden

Of the many hats we wear here on the farm, gardening remains one of my favorite activities. Even in this dreadful summer heat, one of the few things that can keep my interest outside this time of year is our garden. It wasn’t very…

2019 Shearing Day

One of our most anticipated days of the year is shearing day and that day finally came for us during the first weekend in June! We spend all year working very hard to keep our flock happy and healthy so that the fleece we…

Homeschool Crafts – Mycenaean Helmet

History has always been one of those subjects that can be a challenge to teach people of just about any age. Memorizing facts and dates about people groups that are long gone and seem to have little bearing on the present is difficult, especially…

What did one raindrop say to the other?

I realize that complaining about the weather can quickly become rather cliche’, but I happen to like a good cliche’ from time to time. It does seem almost strange to be grumbling about rain here in Central Texas considering the 5 year drought we…

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