Meet Tiny!

Meet Tiny!

Our surprise baby has a name…Tiny! She got that name from my 6 year old grandson. When he met this little calf he was so surprised to see how tiny she was…and he told me we needed to call her Tiny…so we did! Actually we named her Tiny Mattea –...
The Great Homestead Cow Adventure Part 2

The Great Homestead Cow Adventure Part 2

After spending Friday chasing cows, I was looking forward to a restful Sabbath the next day.  It certainly started out that way.  I was able to do some studying, nap a little and then about 4 pm the Farmer came and told me that he thought Toolie was laying on a brown...
The Great Homestead Cow Adventure – Part 1

The Great Homestead Cow Adventure – Part 1

We raise a heritage breed of cattle called Irish Dexters. Irish Dexters are considered the perfect homestead cow because they can be raised for beef, milk and used as oxen! They are smaller than other breeds but they are NOT a miniature breed. They are very gentle,...
True Confessions of a Terrible Parent!

True Confessions of a Terrible Parent!

Apparently, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, I raised my 4 sons completely wrong. I admit, that my kids did every single one of these terribly dangerous activities…and they did it with joyous abandon! They also used sharp tools to garden, ate...
Watch-Birds of the South!

Watch-Birds of the South!

I don’t know about other areas but down here in Appalachia, we have watch birds!  They have a dual purpose on our farm…their favorite food to eat is ticks along with other bugs!  Works for me!  However, they are the UGLIEST birds you will ever meet –...