The scarecrow is a historical feature of American tradition that stands steady as time waxes on – even as Americans move from farm and field to cities and urban centers. Truly, the scarecrow is rooted in the rural life style. Hay stuffed scarecrows grace pumpkin patches, corn fields and many agri-tourism destinations across rural America […]
Yesterday was one of those days, big heart crushing lows, miraculous surprises and boundless joy, all wrapped up in a single day. Yes, that is life on the farm. And, that was our life yesterday. We write alot for folks who are wanting to live a more self sufficient, more off the system, lifestyle. So, […]
Farmers refer to the time of lush grass as “Spring Flush”. With the favorable weather, and abundant pastures cows will often increase their milk production in the Spring. Add in the all the farm animals born this time of year, and the term really starts to make sense.
What if I told you that I’m leaving my work as a veterinarian to grow tomatoes? Sounds totally crazy, doesn’t it? Who in their right mind would leave their job as a veterinary doctor to grow tomatoes?
On our ranch and farm we love to focus on the artistic side of life, along with the farming side of living. At our site we cover rural farm poetry and specialty photography as well as how tos and blogging on homesteading, back to basics, rural living and more. Here are more artistic shots we […]
It is fascinating to learn that goats and sheep were the first domesticated livestock on the planet, taking place around 10,500 years ago. This article covers the history of domestication of both goats and sheep and how this cultural shift transformed humanity and civilization as we know it. Enjoy a fascinating journey into ancient history! […]