Category: Farm Life

Morning meditations

I am thinking of starting a new series of posts about mornings on the farm. I am thinking this may be enjoyable for our readers. I also think that I will enjoy reading my own thoughts about farm life, at a later date, another… Continue Reading “Morning meditations”

Hatching chicks!

We bought a Farm Innovators Pro Series 4250 from our local farm store about 4 weeks ago and started incubating eggs for the first time. After diligently watching temperature and humidity and adding water as needed, we are so excited so see the first… Continue Reading “Hatching chicks!”

Shearing and skirting done in 1 day!

Whenever our shearers come I usually just focus on getting shearing done. But this year, there were people coming. People who wanted to watch and people who wanted help so..I updated the wool sorting table and made a second one. I wanted them to… Continue Reading “Shearing and skirting done in 1 day!”

We Have a Shearing Date!

Ah the time has come for sheep to get thier annual haircut.. they have grown beautiful fleeces for us and they are ready to give them up. Its a win win transaction, they get relief from the heat and weight of thier fleeces and… Continue Reading “We Have a Shearing Date!”

A gentle rooster

No it’s not an oxymoron. There are gentle roosters. Roosters that don’t attack you every time you enter thier space. We have two True Greens that are great. But unfortunately the free Lavender Orpington rooster we adopted got really aggressive once we put him… Continue Reading “A gentle rooster”

Spring business on the farm

It has been an incredibly busy spring on the farm. We have had 5 of our ewes lamb. Giving us THREE sets of twins and a total of 8 little lambs and of those 8 only two were ram lambs. They have all done… Continue Reading “Spring business on the farm”

Heart quilt

I bought the pink colored fabrics for this quilt probably about …12 years ago. At the time, I had planned to make a few potholders to give away or maybe a small quilt. I cut out squares and hearts and sewed….one… heart onto a… Continue Reading “Heart quilt”

Farm Chores in the cold

I just finished up doing the farm chores in this uncharacteristicly cold central Texas weather and I did manage to keep *most* of my body from freezing. I found it interesting, however…the animals aren’t cold …at…all. God gave them everything they need, to stay… Continue Reading “Farm Chores in the cold”

Plumbing the Fields

When we first brought sheep to our farm we had fenced in a part of the hay field to create a safe and limited pasture for them. As our flock grew we fenced in more of the hay field so that we could move… Continue Reading “Plumbing the Fields”

The Pumpkin Patch

This year we did not plant pumpkins at all. We planted tomatoes, butternut and acorn squash, black eyed peas, brussel sprouts, kale, celery, jalapeno and bell peppers, basil and cucumbers (which the gophers really, really liked). We also enjoyed some wild plums and dewberries,… Continue Reading “The Pumpkin Patch”

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