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 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,… Continue Reading “Yes we Cantaloupe!”
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… Continue Reading “Grazing sheep and cattle together”
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… Continue Reading “2019 Texas Summer Garden”
We had big BIG plans and hopes for our gardening endeavors in 2018. We constructed a 30 foot by 50 foot perimeter fence and I set to work clearing and preparing large beds. Everything was going splendidly until the Bermuda grass decided it was… Continue Reading “Our 2019 Gardens”
It is hard to believe that this coming Easter will mark three full years living on our farm! One of the very first tasks we set our hands to here was fencing in some of the open hay field/pasture in order to welcome our… Continue Reading “Pasture Management Project”
I have long admired those busy homesteaders and farmers who are able to manage their time well enough to be able to blog often. There has been so much going on here that I have thought many times, “This would make a great blog… Continue Reading “The many updates for Spring 2017”
Dear readers, we’re very sorry to leave you hanging for so long since our last update, but rest assured, there’s been much going on around the farm. Plus Three Minus One We made it through our first lambing/kidding season with three new babies, two… Continue Reading “Winter’s End and the Coming Spring of 2017”
In the recent past our friendly neighborhood farmer would cut our hay fields for us and he would reap the whole harvest as we had no need of it. Now that we have the animals it is going to be important to store up… Continue Reading “A Weekend of Preparation – Hay for the Winter”
One of the greatest American stories is that of John Chapman, known commonly as Johnny Appleseed. Johnny is remembered in our American lexicon as a man passionate about apples and apple trees. He traveled far and wide planting apple tree nurseries. His devotion to… Continue Reading “Whirld Wide Wednesday – Johnny Appleseed Goes to Jail”
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