While we do consider a lot of our farm animals as “pets”, and they certainly are spoiled, the usual suspects and even some surprising additions all play a role in keeping the farm running. Even as we expand our farm, we are looking to add animals that benefit our land or livelihood and don’t just […]
It was September 8, 2015 that we closed on our new home. One year later and there is still plenty of work to do, but looking back we can realize just how many changes we have been able to make.
Summer is always a blur of activity, and this time of year the activity is focused on the coming months which won’t be as hospitable and warm. While we are making our home comfortable for the winer, it is also important to consider what the fowl need to stay healthy through the coming season.
As a writer as well as a farmer, I’ve made a point this summer to catch up on reading about farming, lifestyle, self sufficiency, and the back to the land movement. Some books I’ve read before, some I’ve been enjoying for the first time, and all are important insights into their writer’s perspective on agriculture.
He is in law enforcement, I am a farm girl. How do we make it work? Life on the farm isn’t a fairy tale…it’s a love story.
The summer focus on the farm has been clearing back the land. We’ve been working hard to cut back brush and turn our acres back to field since last fall, and a year later the land is starting to look workable at last.