Barnyard

Do This and Never Buy Chicks Again!

Do This and Never Buy Chicks Again!

Chicks are expensive.  At our local farm store they are $4 to $7  each - more for specialty breeds. If I drive about 30 miles there is a much larger farm store with many varieties at $3 each  but you have to buy 6 minimum...not usually a problem for me!  What if every...

Hello, my name is Cheri and I’m a chick-a-holic….

Hello, my name is Cheri and I’m a chick-a-holic….

It’s not my fault (really!). Hear me out….there are SO many heritage breeds, beautiful colors of eggs and beautifully feathered chickens that I can’t help myself.  I’m not greedy…I just want one of everything.  Just one…. Normally this isn't a tremendous problem....in...

Till the Cows Come Home…#2

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!

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….

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!

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!

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

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...