Category: Farm Life

Are We About to Add a Calf to the Farm?

When we first purchased our beautiful British White heifer we have been wondering if she was going to have a calf. The rancher we bought her from said that she had been exposed to a bull, but did not do any tests for pregnancy….

January 2020 Update

I was going to title this entry “Winter Update” but as winter has yet to visit us for more than a day or two this past season, I simply decided to call it the January update. There hasn’t been a lot of farm action…

Saying goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020

We want to thank all of you for a wonderful 2019 and wish you a very happy New Year! There were so many firsts for us in 2019 and we have learned much from each one of them. The festivals we attended for our…

Our Farm Fall Colors of 2019

Fall Trees

Yes, we’re almost into the throws of Winter, but for the past month it’s been difficult to tell from the beautiful weather we’ve been having. It’s been a little on the cold side (for us) the last couple of days, but for the last…

Still getting used to country etiquette

We have now lived in the rural countryside for almost 4 years. One of the great things about living out here are our friendly neighbors. For the most part everyone we meet believes in watching out for each other and helping out where they…

Weekend Project – Display Shelves

Display Shelves

Now that we’re closing in on our first big festival as a vendor, we spent some time trying to configure what an indoor booth would look like for our efforts. We love the look of weathered wood, but it isn’t quite as easy to…

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,…

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