Honestly, there a simply some moments that are more stunning than others here at HiBar Ranch, located at the base of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Sometimes, sitting on the rocking chair on the porch with a camera is all that is needed. This was one of those eves, as we watched the sun […]
Aromatherapy is very common and has been practiced for a very long time. Using aromatherapy goes much farther than simply making your bathroom smell like lavender. In this post I share some of the basics of aromatherapy and its practical applications on the homestead.
There comes a time when you need to help an animal give birth. Are you prepared for the mental tole that it can take to handle a complicated birth? It is stressful, and having faith is the only way to get by.
Every evening we go on a family walk around the farm, and it is simply the best part of the day. Aren’t we all so glad Spring is here? The time of fresh air, checking on the grass growth, tree blossoms, sky gazing, and watching the young lambs frolic around is here again.
There is an obvious trend of people leaving the city to take on homesteading. Many of them were not raised on a farm, including myself. How do we learn the farm ways and prepare ourselves for the work ahead? We read all we can, and we watch YouTube videos. Asking the neighbors is sometimes helpful, […]
Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best is the only way to get ready for kidding season. You can buy as many supplies as you want, but they won’t help if you aren’t mentally prepared. Prepared for life and loss, the inevitable and it is usually the hardest part of farming. Prepare yourself […]