Barnyard

Till the Cows Come Home…#2

Have you ever heard that expression "I’ll love you till the cows come home"?  Know why they say that?  Because the cows don’t EVER come home.  Let me repeat that...if you don’t go get them.... they.never.come.home! Many years ago we had a neighbor pull up to let us...

Raising chicks on the homestead!

Remember these cute little gals? In this picture, these girls are only a couple of days old.  Chicks change FAST! Each day as you go out to feed, water and clean out their hutch you will notice that the beginning feathers from the day before are longer (usually wing...

It’s that time of year….

I love spring here on the farm.  A sure fire way to tell spring is here is when you find these things beginning to be gathered in the kitchen... Yes, right between the daily supplements and my current favorite cookbook are the first signs of spring! As we gather the...

Meet Coop!

This is Coop!  He's named that because he is King of the Coop - chicken coop that is! He’s a sassy thing! Coop has ruled the roost here for several years.  Right now, he’s getting a run for his money from some younger boys. We raise most of our own flock.  We gather...

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 - which means Tiny...

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

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,...

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 - they ALWAYS...