Category: Livestock

Donkey Tales – The Rain Monitor

Yes, I’m quite a bit behind in my posting as of late. Partly due to the fact that I planned my next post to be about the “ram shack” we are building in order to give the “boys” a place of their own. Unfortunately… Continue Reading “Donkey Tales – The Rain Monitor”

Highs and Lows of the 2016 Summer on the Farm

Keeping this blog up to date has been a real challenge with the combination of busy days and having no internet access on the farm as of yet. I’d love to report that we’ve accomplished a ton of monumental successes on the farm this… Continue Reading “Highs and Lows of the 2016 Summer on the Farm”

They (don’t) call me the donkey whisperer

Shortly after we moved onto our farm a new farmer friend donated a donkey to us. This was a “surplus” donkey they had no use for and had in all sense been running wild on his property for about two years. We really didn’t… Continue Reading “They (don’t) call me the donkey whisperer”

Spring on the homestead

Spring on the new homestead has been a very busy time trying to establish both the home and the farm. Much of the outdoor work over the past month has been hurried between rain storms and a busy calendar of activities. The rain has… Continue Reading “Spring on the homestead”

Playing Catch-Up

Our little farm family has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few weeks since we moved in. First a donkey, then a couple goats, some more goats, a couple of dogs and now 4 chickens and a rooster. The arrival of… Continue Reading “Playing Catch-Up”

All Cooped Up

What better way to spend a rainy weekend than to get back to some projects that have been on the back burner for a while. One such project has been our mobile chicken tractor. I started this with one of our sons last summer… Continue Reading “All Cooped Up”

Lewis and Clark have arrived

Whirldworks Farm’s Corp of Discovery is now complete and ready to begin the exploration phase of their journey. Our Doelings, Amelia and Harriett had the run of the barnyard for a few weeks, but yesterday we brought the boys, Lewis and Clark, home and… Continue Reading “Lewis and Clark have arrived”

The farm is finally our home

We have dreamed, stressed, planned, prayed and hoped for this for so long now that it almost seemed as if it may never arrive. During the week prior to Easter we took several trips with our belongings to the new house and on Holy… Continue Reading “The farm is finally our home”

Almost there and fundraising

I can barely believe that our nearly three year journey will come to fruition in just a couple of weeks! Our house is almost complete and we will be calling the farm our home by the end of March. We have been genuinely satisfied… Continue Reading “Almost there and fundraising”

Whirld Wide Wednesday – A Farm For the Future

This wonderful documentary examines how a well established farm that has survived several generations must go back in time to restore and enhance some of the more traditional methods of farming in order to survive the demands of the future. What I found most… Continue Reading “Whirld Wide Wednesday – A Farm For the Future”

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