In with the new (to us)!

The Farmer found this beauty with low hours and a bucket on the front! Tractors aren’t rated by the miles…but by the hours they have been used. This is considered a mid-sized tractor but she is huge to us. This pretty thing was a steal! But what took my...

Out with the old…..

When the Farmer married me, this was my farm tractor… This old Ford had been a faithful servant for many years…but it met with a very sad ending. Grab some tea and pull up a chair and I’ll share how our faithful friend met her end. Many years ago,...

Chicken Poop – is it worth it?

I spent a good deal of Thursday cleaning the hen house. Yep…I scrubbed a ton of chicken poop. I can hear certain people now…”why in the world do you do these things? Eggs are cheap…why keep chickens”. Here’s my list of why: I keep...
Time to milk?  Here’s help!

Time to milk? Here’s help!

We were blessed to get a little helper with our new cow…no, she still doesn’t have a name… Meet Huey! Isn’t he the cutest thing?  Huey usually keeps the front two quarters (largest ones) empty for us.  Leaving us to milk the back two...
An ordinary morning becomes an Extraordinary Day!

An ordinary morning becomes an Extraordinary Day!

It was about 9 a.m. and we were getting ready for church when the phone rang.  It was a sweet friend calling with a question….an amazing question….did we want a cow who had just freshened (had a calf)….for FREE!! Well, of course we did!  We had been...
Summer Surprise!

Summer Surprise!

Do you love summer?  We do.  It is the busiest season on a farm.  Long hours working in the garden, then harvesting, washing, snapping and working for days canning! But aren’t you glad when the snow flies the next winter? We’ve been getting lots of squash,...