I can’t tell you how excited I am that I finally got a harness on Ruth! When we received her as a free gift over a year ago and she was w-i-l-d… but she has also amazed us constantly! I have been working with… Continue Reading “A Mule and a Harness”
It is difficult to write a post about our success in the face of such a daunting challenge as Hurricane Harvey, especially when so many are still facing the storm and it’s aftermath. I wish I could say that we all overcame the storm… Continue Reading “Harvey Goeth”
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”
Not much was getting done around the farm while the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. On Sunday the thermometer finally pushed upwards and when it hit about 45 I decided it was time to get to work on the garden. With tiller in hand… Continue Reading “A Sunday Afternoon Surprise, Our First Lamb”
Farming is fun, remember that romantic ideal, then start a farm and let reality sink in for a few months. Okay, it’s not all that bad. The summer was terrific on the farm and we settled in pretty well with all our new chores… Continue Reading “The BIG Fall Push is Done!”
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”
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”
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”
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 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”
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